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Eidos Announces Deus Ex "Game of the Year" Edition

 

Eidos Sets May Release Date for Special Edition of the Award-Winning First Person Adventure Game

San Francisco, Ca. (March 8, 2001) - Eidos Interactive, (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment publisher, today announced that its award-winning first-person shooter, Deus Ex, will be re-released in a special "Game Of The Year" Edition that will be available this May. Developed by Ion Storm Austin, Deus Ex has recently been honored with PC Gamer magazine's coveted "Game Of The Year" prize in its annual best-of awards.

Published by Imagine Media, the annual PC Gamer awards honor the top PC games that were published over the past year. Ion Storm's Deus Ex beat out a year's worth of other titles to become "The Game of the Year." PC Gamer says, "Deus Ex is nothing short of a brilliant game, and was this year's finest credit to the art form of game creation." In addition to the recognition of PC Gamer, Deus Ex has also received over 30 "Game of the Year" accolades from numerous other industry and fan publications, including "Best PC Game of 2000" by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).

"Eidos is pleased to be publishing the 'Game Of The Year' edition," says Paul Baldwin, Vice President of Marketing for Eidos Interactive. "We are extremely proud of Ion Storm Austin's achievements; they have developed a visually stunning game that delivers a fantastic combination of realism and storyline."

In Deus Ex, the gamer plays the role of J.C. Denton, a rookie anti-terrorist agent with UNATCO -- the UN Anti-terrorist Coalition. J.C.'s a nano-technologically augmented guy with remarkable abilities, and he's charged with investigating terrorist activity in and around New York concerning a plague called the Gray Death. The plague has no cure and the only known treatment is Ambrosia, which is in short supply. J.C. has to make sure the terrorists don't divert supplies of Ambrosia from the people who need it to whoever it is they want to get it. But as J.C. battles the terrorists, he begins to question some of his orders. Eventually, J.C. ends up on the outs with UNATCO and is caught in the middle as various figures and groups vie for control of the world. In discovering all this, J.C. learns about yet another entity, with a diabolical agenda of its own.

In addition to the latest version of the award-winning single-player game, the Deus Ex "Game of the Year" Edition also includes an all-new multiplayer feature, allowing players to compete head-to-head with one another in a totally new kind of deathmatch experience as innovative in its own way as the original, single-player game. The "Game Of The Year" Edition will contain a Software Development Kit for gamers to create new single or multiplayer missions with the same tools used by the developer. Gamers can also create stand-alone Deus Ex missions, build 3D maps from scratch or modify existing ones. Also included is a music CD featuring over 30 of the best tracks from the soundtrack remixed for higher audio quality.

The Deus Ex "Game Of The Year" Edition will be available in stores May 2001.

Eidos Interactive's Background Information
Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC, PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 game consoles, Sega Dreamcastä, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color and the Xboxä video game console from Microsoft. Eidos Interactive is part of London-based Eidos plc with additional offices in San Francisco, Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo and Singapore. For more information on Eidos Interactive's product line visit http://www.eidos.com.
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