EIDOS AND GIANT ANNOUNCE LEGO ® STAR
WARS™: THE VIDEO GAME NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA
Two of the World’s Most Beloved
Entertainment Names Come Together to Deliver a Unique Take on Star Wars Gaming
San Francisco, CA (April 6, 2005) – The
world’s most popular film series joins with the world’s most beloved toy maker
to create LEGO® Star Wars™: The Video Game. Eidos plc (Nasdaq: EIDSY), one of
the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software and
Giant Interactive Entertainment today announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Video
Game is now available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox®
video game system from Microsoft, PC and Game Boy® Advance platforms.
Created by Giant Interactive Entertainment,
Ltd. and Traveller’s Tales, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game features a unique
game world and characters built from virtual LEGO blocks. Within the game,
players relive the most memorable scenes from the most recent Star Wars movies,
The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the forthcoming film Star Wars:
Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
“LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game literally
combines the ‘force’ of two childhood powerhouses, LEGO and Star Wars, to create
an action-adventure title designed to appeal to everyone, especially young game
players,” said Jefferson Dong, global brand manager, Eidos. “Anyone who has ever
known the joy of building with LEGO blocks or been entranced by Star Wars will
find themselves drawn in by this game.”
Gamers can play as more than 40 of their
favorite Star Wars characters through more than 18 levels, experiencing the
complete storyline of the first three movies in the Star Wars saga with plenty
of action, puzzles, and unique LEGO Star Wars humor. Additionally, players can
enjoy a two-player cooperative play mode that lets a second player drop in and
out of the action without interrupting gameplay.
From Podracing on Tatooine and the battle to
repel the droid onslaught on Geonosis, to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon’s fateful
fight with Darth Maul, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game provides a startlingly
immersive Star Wars experience, with the added unique take on the Star Wars
fantasy that the LEGO toy line brings. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game carries an
“Eidos has created an extensive and diverse
channel merchandising program that leverages the strength and popularity of two
of the world’s greatest brands, LEGO and Star Wars,” said Paul Baldwin, vice
president of marketing at Eidos.
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game is available
today at nearby stores and online retailers throughout North America for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft, PC and Game Boy® Advance. The game is available for an MSRP of $29.99
for PC and Game Boy Advance and $39.99 for PlayStation®2 and Xbox. The PC
version, with cutting-edge graphics technology developed in conjunction with
NVIDIA, is compatible with Windows XP/2000 and requires a Pentium III 1 GHz or
Eidos plc is one of the world’s leading
publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos develops and
publishes a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube™ and the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit
Based in Beaconsfield, England, Giant
Interactive Entertainment Ltd. is the only publisher to specialize exclusively
in computer and video games for young gamers and their families.
About Traveller’s Tales
One of the world’s leading independent game
developers, Traveller’s Tales has over 15 years of experience in creating
best-selling titles on a wide variety of gaming platforms.
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