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Battlestations: Midway Set To Invade iGames Game CentersWith Exclusive Launch Tournament, Showcase

Sponsored by Razer, Prima and Corsair, With Top Prizes to Include LCD TVs, MP3 Players, Razer Gaming Products and Corsair Flash Readout USB Drives

Media Alert:

WHAT:

Leading game center organization iGames today announced that it will be hosting special launch events at game centers to celebrate the release of Eidos Interactive's innovative WWII strategy shooter, Battlestations: Midway, which hit stores in North America on both PC and Xbox 360 platforms on January 30th.

WHEN:

The exclusive events kick off with a 2-week showcase at up to 100 game centers across North America for both PC and Xbox 360 platforms, February 12-25, giving fans one free hour over a two-week period to try out the game. The launch events culminate in an Xbox 360 game center Launch Tournament, February 24-25, where teams of 2 compete in a Saturday pool play tournament for the right to advance to the Sunday single-elimination final tournament and win great prizes such as TVs, MP3 players, the Battlestations: Midway Xbox 360 game and other gaming accessories.

WHERE:

PC and Xbox 360 Showcases: at up to 100 select iGames member centers across North America, including Canada and Mexico.

Xbox 360 Launch Tournament: at up to 36 select iGames member centers in the USA and Canada.

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

Play for an hour free and build your strategy with a teammate

Compete in the Launch Tournament for your shot at over $2K total prize pool in prizes:

o Top prize: 19" LCD TV and Battlestations: Midway Xbox 360 game

o Finalist prizes: MP3 Players, Razer gaming accessories and Battlestations: Midway Xbox 360 game

o Prima game guides for all competitors who advance to the final tournament

MORE ABOUT THE GAME:

Prepare for a totally new combat experience as you fight massive air, sea and undersea battles in WWII's Pacific theatre in direct command of multiple warships, planes and submarines in this epic solo and online tactical action game.

For the first time experience the true intensity of large scale aerial and naval combat in a unique mix of direct action and tactical play. Directly control dozens of highly detailed warships, aircraft and submarines in a 'free-control' environment as you design and execute the best plans of attack. Command the colossal firepower of a fully armed battleship, engage the enemy in fierce dogfights through flak-infested skies, or utilize the silent attack of your submarine to unleash deadly torpedo attacks on unsuspecting enemies.

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

Key Features:

Revolutionary Gameplay: Experience epic WWII combat from multiple perspectives as you jump between dozens of units, playing as a pilot, a gunner, a submarine captain or even a carrier fleet commander.

Massive Battlefields: Every battle takes place simultaneously in the air, on the sea and beneath the waves. Movement of your fleet and the individual efforts of any one vehicle is critical to success.

Innovative Online Multiplayer: Huge multi-unit online battles with up to 8 players controlling over 100 units via Xbox Live and Gamespy

Authenticity & Realism: Cutting-edge graphics bring the Pacific ocean and island chains alive with lush real-world environments, dynamic weather effects and incredibly detailed vehicles and weaponry.

Sixty War Machines: Each warship, plane and submarine is authentically designed. The more players know about each units profile, capabilities and weaknesses the better they will fight.

Deep Single Player: Features 11 epic campaign missions, 12 bonus challenge missions, naval training academy and an immersive storyline.

Battlestations: Midway is rated "T" for "Teen" and carries an MSRP of US$59.95 on Xbox 360 and $39.99 on PC. For more information about the game please visit www.battlestations.net. For a complete list of iGames game centers hosting these events, visit http://www.igames.org/Launches/MiniAboutView.asp?MiniID=135&AssetID=887 or contact the iGames promotions team at promotions@igames.org.

About iGames

iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers in North America and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

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: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire, Chili Con Carnage and Highlander.

Media Contact:

Bill Lessard / iGames / wlessard@igames.org / 914.476.6089

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