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URBAN CHAOS: Riot Response Set to wreak havoc on the streets from May 19th

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announces that URBAN CHAOS: Riot Response will be released in Europe on May 19th, 2006 on PS2 and Xbox.

Developed by London-based Rocksteady Studios, URBAN CHAOS: Riot Response gives gamers the opportunity to step into the shoes of a real hero. Play as Nick Mason, an ex-US marine and part of T-Zero, an elite police counter-gang unit, putting his life on the line in response to a terrorist threat. Specially trained in all areas of urban combat and armed with the very latest high-tech weaponry, T-Zero - the last line in urban defence, teams-up with Emergency Services groups including firefighters, paramedics and police to combat multiple threats on the city such as bombings and hostage scenarios. Gamers can explore realistic and dynamic city environments where all the intense action takes place.

"URBAN CHAOS is one of the most anticipated games of 2006 and offers a unique experience right at the heart of a full scale riot," said Helen Clark, Brand Manager. "For fans of the FPS genre, this will be a highly original and intense challenge."

Key features include:

  • Utilise members of the Emergency Services to progress through levels and save civilians
  • Partner with your riot shield and use it as a weapon or for protection
  • Hold your nerve in Hostage Scenarios, where you must go one to one with a twisted enemy, to save an innocent bystander
  • Progressive fire effect technology
  • Fully interactive environments, using Havok 3 technology

"Superb shooter - 8.6 out of 10"
Official Xbox Magazine

One of the most anticipated games of 2006
Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

"Quite possibly the most advanced shooter on PS2"
IGN.com

For further information, please contact:
Chris Glover - Head of Communications - Eidos Interactive
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; chrisg@eidos.co.uk

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, Championship Manager, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and the interactive rights to Reservoir Dogs and Highlander.

About Rocksteady Studios
Rocksteady Studios is a London based games developer formed by Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill, boasting a passionate team determined to make the most intense fps ever. Urban Chaos is the first title to be released by this new UK studio. www.rocksteadyltd.com

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