Redwood City, Calif. -- Jan 28, 2008 -- Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announced that the groundbreaking mobile game Tomb Raider: Legend was recognized at the Best Mobile Action Game of 2007 at the Spike Video Game Awards. The game was also nominated for Mobile Game of the Year.
Tomb Raider: Legend takes advantage of the increased processing power and graphic capability of the latest 3D handsets, resulting in a mobile gaming opportunity like no other. With a revolutionary game engine, users will encounter an unprecedented gaming experience. The level layouts and game mechanics, as well as the game's control scheme, are designed from the ground up for the mobile medium.
The 3D mobile version of Tomb Raider: Legend adds to the accomplishment of a growing brand on mobile and mirrors the success of a brand which has enthralled gamers for ten years and is still one of the best selling videogame franchises of all time, with over 32 million copies sold.
Also nominated in the Mobile Casual Game category was the popular puzzle game Prism: Light the Way. Featuring a variety of gameplay styles from beat the clock to battle modes, PRISM: Light the Way is a light-based puzzle game designed to challenge every level of gaming fan.
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About Eidos New Media
Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched award-winning mobile games based on a number of Eidos' intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief along with a host of other licensed titles. Eidos New Media also distributes games through digital distribution via its own sites and partner channels as either individual consumer downloads or subscription services. In 2007 Eidos New Media acquired mobile development and content providers Rockpool Games, Ironstone Partners and SoGoPlay, online distribution specialist Bluefish Media and award-winning mobile and casual games developer Morpheme Game Studios to strengthen internal company resource and expertise.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.
Some of the titles currently in development include: Conflict:Denied Ops and Highlander.
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