Deus Ex: Game Of The Year Edition Available May 9th

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:
Bryan Davies Eidos Interactive [email protected]
or 415/547-1200

 

EIDOS
TO SHIP DEUS EX: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION MAY 9 SPECIAL VERSION OF ION STORM’S
AWARD-WINNING FIRST PERSON ADVENTURE GAME AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH

 

San
Francisco, CA. (April 30, 2001) – Eidos Interactive, (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a
leading worldwide interactive entertainment publisher, today announced that it
will ship a special edition of Deus Ex – its award-winning first-person
adventure game created by Ion Storm Austin. The Deus Ex: Game Of The Year
Edition will be available in stores beginning May 9th.

 

The
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition features an updated version of the engaging
single-player game as well as an all-new multiplayer feature. The new
multiplayer feature allows each player to create and customize a character to
match his or her gameplay style, providing a new kind of deathmatch
experience. The Deus Ex: Game Of The Year Edition also contains a Software
Development Kit that allows 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.

 

"Ion
Storm Austin has created a monumental game experience in Deus Ex," says
Paul Baldwin, Vice President of Marketing for Eidos Interactive. "We are
extremely proud to release this special edition of Deus Ex, which adds new
experiences to the original, making this a must-buy for every PC gamer."

In
Deus Ex, gamers play 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 man 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. But as J.C. battles the terrorists,
he finds that they aren’t as bad as he’s been led to believe and he begins to
question some of his orders. Everyone seems to have an agenda and J.C. must
decide whom to trust. Eventually, J.C. ends up on the outs with UNATCO and is
caught in the middle of a situation far bigger than he ever expected, as
various figures and groups vie for nothing less than control of the world.

 

Deus
Ex has received over 30 "Game of the Year" accolades from numerous
industry and fan publications, including "Game of the Year" from PC
Gamer Magazine, "Best PC Game of 2000" by the British Academy of
Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), "PC Action/Adventure Game of the
Year" and "PC Innovation in Computer Gaming" from The Academy
of Interactive Arts and Science.

 

Eidos
Interactive’s Background Information Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading
developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC,
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Sega
Dreamcast®, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color and the Xbox® video game system 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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