London, 31 March 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international publisher of mobile games and manager of player communities, has announced the launch of Tomb RaiderTM: Quest for Cinnabar. Lara Croft, the celebrated adventuress who has seduced more than 30 million players worldwide, is making a return to UK gamers' mobile phones. Tomb RaiderTM: Quest for Cinnabar is available immediately to download from Orange UK to a wide variety of handsets.
The ExEn version of Eidos' Tomb RaiderTM Quest for Cinnabar, which was developed by Be Tomorrow, combines adventures with puzzles. The first episode, Tomb Raider: The Osiris Codex, which was released in November 2004, has broken records, with more than 100,000 downloads in three months, demonstrating the current huge demand for action and adventure games in this video game market.
"Young people like to have fun with their mobiles and enjoy robustly designed video games for acting out great adventures. And there's no better way of doing this than with game/entertainment heroines like Lara Croft", said Matthieu Saint-Denis, Game Portfolio Director at IN-FUSIO. "The success of the first edition of Tomb Raider has convinced us that we understand gamers' needs, and that the quality of the titles is key. Our portfolio of games comprises the best titles on the market, giving IN-FUSIO a great competitive edge and, above all, the ability to satisfy our customers".
In Tomb Raider: Quest for Cinnabar, which is the second game in the planned trilogy, players guide Lara Croft in her exciting adventure to recover the priceless vase containing Cinnabar in Tibet, by making her run, jump, climb, shoot, while avoiding traps, obstacles and enemies. In the final episode of the trilogy, which has yet to be released, Lara must return to Scotland to discover the identity of her mysterious boss.
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Tomb RaiderTM Quest for Cinnabar is immediately available from Orange UK for the following handsets: Alcatel OT735, Panasonic GD87, Panasonic X70, Philips Fisio 350, Philips Fisio 530, Philips Fisio 535, Philips 855, Philips 355, Philips 636, Philips 755, Philips Xenium Color, SAGEM myG5, SAGEM myX3-2, SAGEM myX-6
IN-FUSIO is a leading international mobile entertainment company, publishing top-tier games for mobile phones and delivering players' community management services. Focusing on quality, innovation and community, IN-FUSIO applications are enjoyed by more than 15 million people worldwide, through 130 operators and portals across all handset platforms (Java, ExEn, BREW, Symbian, Windows MobileTM and I-Mode). IN-FUSIO's portfolio of more than 70 games includes licensed properties such as Microsoft's Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile and Zoo Tycoon® 2 Mobile, Comedy Central's South Park®, Universal Studios' E.T.TM, Canal Studio Image's The TerminatorTM, Golden TeeTM, RollerbladeTM, as well as the award winning original titles Shado Fighter and the IF Racing series. The company successfully provides carriers, developers and brand owners the best opportunity to maximize the value of their offerings with the largest mobile distribution network.
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