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H.O.R.S. ONLINE: Global search to find the world’s best Hitman

For immediate release

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, has today announced the Hitman Online Ranking System (H.O.R.S.) for the new HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY title.

By placing the ranking system online players now have the opportunity to truly compare and compete against both friends and adversaries on a regional and worldwide stage. Players online will be ranked in a number of different and continually evolving levels. So whether you enjoy taking a more tactical, silent approach like a professional assassin or whether you buy in to the less subtle but equally effective shooter style, your proficiency at eliminating the target can always be assessed in some way.

There will be very many different categories; so far, players who are the Highest Paid, Most Wanted, Fastest, Most Accurate, Create the Most Accidents and of course are simply the Best Hitman will be honoured.

League tables will be displayed in game and all players will be rewarded for competing online with a search to find the world's best Hitman. The competition will run for console players only and will commence once the game has launched with a grand prize, to be revealed nearer launch.

HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY is the fourth installment in the popular franchise and takes killing for money to a whole new level. Using new gaming technology and functionality it delivers an experience that is the closest gamers will ever have come to the real world of the assassin.

For further information, please contact:

Gareth Ramsay - Eidos Interactive

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; garethr@eidos.co.uk

Hitman Blood Money, Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of Companies. Io and the IO logo are trademarks of IO Interactive A/s. All rights reserved.

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. Following the acquisition of EIDOS Plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Total Overdose, Commandos Strike Force, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs.

About Io-Interactive

Io-Interactive was established in September 1998 as a joint venture between Nordisk Film & TV A/S and the game developer Reto-Moto. Based in Copenhagen, Io-Interactive develops advanced 3D computer games for the global market. Using proprietary technologies, Io products are represented on all major platforms. The first title Hitman: Codename 47, a third-person 3D action game, was released in November 2000. With the sequel, Hitman: Silent Assassin was October 2002. The Hitman franchise is now well established as one of the industry's biggest original IPs.

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