June 03, 2002 - Press Release
SOURCE: Ubi Soft
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2002--Ubi Soft®
Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a licensing agreement with Eidos for Tomb Raider(TM) on Game Boy® Advance. With the new two-year agreement, Ubi Soft acquires exclusive worldwide development and publishing rights for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy for the Game Boy® Advance. The game will be released this Christmas.
"Lara Croft is one of the strongest and most attractive
personalities in the video game world," said Alain Corre, Ubi Soft Entertainment's Vice-President for Europe, Asia Pacific and South America. "I have full confidence in our creation teams' ability to produce one of the best action games available for the Game Boy® Advance."
"With Ubi Soft's expertise in developing successful Game Boy® Advance games, we are confident that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy will maintain the high standards people have come to expect from a Tomb Raider game," said Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos Interactive.
The game will remain faithful to the spirit that has made previous game versions - as well as the movie - a worldwide success. Since the first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996, the series has gone on to sell more than 28 million copies worldwide.
About Eidos Interactive
Eidos Interactive is one of the world's largest independent
publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos
develops and publishes a diverse mix of titles for the PC,
PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 Computer
Entertainment System, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and the
Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft. For more
information on Eidos and its products visit http://www.eidos.com.
About Ubi Soft® Entertainment
Ubi Soft Entertainment is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry,
Ubi Soft's strong and diversified lineup hasgrown considerably, as has Ubi Soft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubi Soft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubi Soft is now present on every
continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.
(c) Ubi Soft Entertainment SA 2002. Developed and Published
by Ubi Soft Entertainment SA under licence from Eidos
Interactive Ltd 2002. Lara Croft Tomb Raider : The Prophecy, Tomb Raider, and Lara Croft are trademarks of Core Design Ltd. All rights reserved. Eidos Interactive and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of companies. All rights reserved. Game Boy®Advance and the Game Boy Advance logo are trademarks of Nintendo.(c)2001 Nintendo.