182w ago - Square Enix Japan has confirmed today that they has bee working with Eidos Montreal in the development of Deus Ex 3.
Stephane DĀ'Astous from Eidos has commented, to quote:
"Deus Ex 3 is going to be the first project which will be a concrete product of joint effort between Square Enix and Eidos," said D'Astous.
"The cinematics--by which I mean any CGI pre-rendered cinematics -- are going to be done in Tokyo by Square Enix, and that's going to be amazing."
"We already have some pre-visualisations," continued D'Astous. "The people in Tokyo are just so glad to work on it; this is the first project for them that's a non-Final Fantasy title-- they even want to work on Thief 4 too, so everyone is really excited."
Well it looks like this might be another game to be tracking down before its released.
190w ago - Eidos Interactive today announced the Prey in the Darkness Map Pack, a new downloadable map pack offering two additional Challenge Maps for the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum action adventure title.
The new content will be available in the United Kingdom beginning September 24th as a free download on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Press Release: Eidos Interactive announces the Prey in the Darkness Map Pack for Batman: Arkham Asylum
Wednesday 23rd September/...In the 'Heart of Darkness' FreeFlow™ Combat map, players will battle a mob of relentless and maniacal enemies at the Arkham Pumping Station. Even the most seasoned Batman: Arkham Asylum player will enjoy stepping into the boots of BATMAN to take down increasingly difficult waves of insane inmates.
In the 'Hothouse Prey' Invisible Predator™ map, players will have to rely on their Predator instincts to silently and effectively take down enemies at the Abandoned Glasshouse.
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics's Batman license, the DARK KNIGHT takes on his greatest challenge yet when he becomes trapped with all of his most dangerous villains inside the insane asylum of GOTHAM CITY - ARKHAM ASYLUM!
193w ago - It appears Eidos is attempting to combat piracy of Batman: Arkham Asylum by disabling the all-important Glide ability if you aren't running a legitimate version.
In the official Eidos forums under a thread called 'Problem with Glide' a (pirated version) user explains his frustration that when holding space bar on the PC version of the game Batman's Cape remains closed and he falls to his death in poison gas.
To quote: Cheshirec_the_cat: Hi! I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold , like it's said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there.
Keir (Eidos): The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free.
It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code."
212w ago - Eidos will remain as an independent operation, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., following the completion of the £84 million acquisition last week.
Phil Rogers will continue in his role as CEO of Eidos, reporting directly to Yoichi Wada, President and CEO Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. and Eidos will continue to focus on delivering on the clear strategy to leverage the company's franchises and develop world class games.
Also confirmed is that the 'Eidos' brand will continue to be the brand identity for the business.
Yoichi Wada, President and CEO, Square Enix Holdings Co.,Ltd., said:
"This is an exciting beginning to what I believe will be an incredible journey. I am very happy that Phil Rogers has agreed to lead Eidos in what I see as an international marriage between our two companies, a marriage that will give birth to great things. Eidos is a content rich company and a culturally significant business to the Square Enix group."
Phil Rogers, CEO, Eidos, said:
"This is a watershed moment for Eidos. We have the backing of an incredible company which believes in our strategy and our people.
In the Square Enix group, we have a parent company, which I have held in high respect...
222w 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 rumored plans 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...