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Japan's Square Enix to Buy 'Tomb Raider' Firm Eidos Interactive

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294w ago - Of all the potential suitors for Eidos Interactive, Japanese RPG power house Square Enix seemed like the definite underdog.

Time Warner already owned a significant number of Eidos shares, and has recently made moves to increase that number. In spite of this, SE went ahead with [Register or Login to view links] to purchase Eidos, in a continued attempt to extend its Western reach.

However, Square Enix agreed to buy the British firm behind titles such as 'Tomb Raider' and 'Championship Manager' for 84.3 million pounds ($120.8 million) to extend its reach in Europe.

To quote: Square Enix also said on Thursday it was postponing the latest sequel of its blockbuster game 'Dragon Quest' by nearly four months and slashed its full-year profit outlook.

Square Enix, which also makes 'Final Fantasy' role-playing games, said it would pay 32 pence a share in cash for Eidos (EIDE.L), which has been hit by weaker-than-expected U.S. sales of 'Tomb Raider: Underworld', its latest game starring scantily-clad swashbuckler Lara Croft.

That is over three times Eidos' closing share price of 9 pence on Jan. 14, the day before the bid approach was announced. The deal turns up the heat on U.S. media giant...
 

Eidos Interactive Announces Arrival of Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

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295w ago - Eidos Interactive, creator of some of the world's leading videogame properties, today announced that its Vietnam survival horror shooter, Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™, will ship to retail in Europe on February 13th, 2009.

Press Release: Shellshock 2TM Brings Fear To The New Year

Sequel to the 2004 hit title, Shellshock: Nam '67 ™, Blood Trails pits players against a war unlike any they have seen before. Taking the first-person war game and turning it on its head, players will experience a conflict where fear takes on a whole new meaning.

At the height of the Vietnam War, a covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as 'Whiteknight' is lost over the deepest, uncharted jungles. Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment and one-by-one they disappear without a trace... until one month later, one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.

Crazed and deranged, something in the jungle had ripped out his humanity, poisoning his soul. Something in the darkness had driven him mad... and followed him out.

"Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ takes players to a Vietnam War unlike any they will have experienced before. This is a war where your enemy doesn't just want you dead... it wants to rip...
 
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