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Eidos Announces European Release Date For Imperial Glory

For immediate release 20th April 2005

Eidos invites you to conquer the world in Imperial GloryTM on PC from May 20th. Set amid the turbulent times of the early 19th century, Imperial Glory is the latest offering from strategy game specialists Pyro Studios.

Imperial Glory promises to be the most comprehensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austria, each with their own unique attributes.

Command your troops in large-scale battles across the globe, from the green fields of England, to the icy wastes of Russia and sweeping deserts of Morocco. However, ultimate glory will depend on your utilising politics, trade, diplomacy, resource management and technology research. This is an age of change - be at the leading edge of the modern world or your civilisation will crumble and fall.


  • Two distinct gameplay modes - turn-based imperial management model and real-time land and naval battles in full 3D.
  • Spectacular land battles - striking environments provide the backdrop for gruesome scenes of combat. Fully interactive battle maps allow you to gain a defensive advantage by occupying buildings, forests, boulder fields and more. The varying climates and terrains of the 50 plus maps dramatically change the look and feel of battles.
  • Breathtaking naval battles - varying classes of ships are manned by crews with differing skills and abilities. Choose to sink your enemy, or immobilise, board and capture their vessels.
  • Historically accurate units and weaponry - faithfully reproduced units which differ from Empire to Empire, reflect the colour and splendour of the era. Authentic period formations and manoeuvres provide great tactical depth.
  • Choice of Empires - choose from the five Great Empires of the period: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austria. Each Empire has its own strengths and weaknesses that can change as play progresses.
  • In-depth management model - provides challenging, rewarding gameplay encompassing war, diplomacy, politics, commerce and technology. Develop and expand your Empire throughout Europe and North Africa, across 51 provinces and 31 maritime regions.
  • Comprehensive development model - featuring over 70 advancements, with separate military, political/diplomatic, resource and commercial branches and a unique system of historical quests.
  • Command the greatest military leaders of the era - Wellington (Great Britain), Napoleon (France), Blücher (Prussia), Kutuzov (Russia) and Weyrother (Austria) among others.
  • Historical Battles mode - attempt to change the course of history in famous battles of the Napoleonic-era including Waterloo, Friedland, Austerlitz, Salamanca and Pyramids.
  • Multiplayer - support for 2 to 4 players in real-time land and naval battles.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Allen (PR Manager) or Roxana Daneshmand (PR Assistant) at:

Eidos, Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 3RU

Tel: 020 8636 3000; Fax: 020 8636 3001


Imperial Glory ® Pyro Studios SL, 2005. Published by Eidos 2005. Imperial Glory is a trademark of Pyro Studios SL. Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of companies. All Rights Reserved.

About Eidos

Eidos plc is one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software with a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM and the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit www.eidos.com

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