Eidos Interactive Announce Death Jr.: Root Of Evil

February 15, 2008

Eidos
Interactive Announce Death Jr.: Root Of Evil

Eidos Interactive Ltd. has confirmed that Death
Jr.: Root of Evil, a spine-tingling, humorous platform shooter from developer
Backbone Entertainment, will be released on Nintendo Wii in summer 2008.

Take on the role of the Grim Reaper’s teenage
son, Death Jr., as he and his friend Pandora, whilst arguing over a cocoon
they’ve collected for a school biology project, accidentally release an evil and
powerful spirit called Furi. In order to stop Furi and her hordes of nasty
minions, Death Jr. and Pandora must team up with their wacky group of friends
and fight their way across a series of crazy, fun-filled locations.

“Death Jr.: Root of Evil is a compelling and
action-packed game experience coupled with lots of humor as gamers play as the
Grim Reaper’s misfortunate teenage son,” said Ray Livingston, Brand Manager at
Eidos. “Played solo or together with a friend, Death Jr.: Root of Evil is a
great addition to your Wii collection if you enjoy fun-filled, challenging
platform games.”

Play as Death Jr. or Pandora or choose to play
cooperatively with a friend using both characters. Battle your way through 19
levels, fighting over 60 unique enemies and bosses in a seamless blend of 3D
platforming and intense shoot ’em up action. Use Death Jr’s famed scythe and
Pandora’s whip, as well lots of cool upgradeable weapons including everything
from twin pistols to C4 Hamsters! Unlock new exciting moves and combos and learn
to perform them to great effect using the Wii Remote.

Death Jr.: Root of Evil is set for release in
summer 2008 on Nintendo Wii.