View Full Version : Eidos Brings 'The Force' to the Nintendo Gamecube(R) With Lego(R) Star Wars(R)

26th Oct 2005, 00:29
Tuesday October 25, 3:49 pm ET
Multi-Million Seller Now Available on the Nintendo GameCube(R) for the First Time

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eidos Inc., part of the SCi Entertainment Group (SEG), one of the leading developers and publishers of entertainment software, today announced it will publish LEGO® Star Wars(TM): The Video Game for the Nintendo GameCube® in North America. The game was created by TT Games Ltd. and Traveller's Tales and ships to stores today.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to publish LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game for the GameCube in North America," said Bill Gardner, CEO of Eidos US Publishing. "This highly-acclaimed title lends itself perfectly to the gaming platform, as it literally combines the 'force' of two powerhouses, LEGO and Star Wars, to create an action-adventure title designed to appeal to everyone."

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game combines two childhood favorites, LEGO and Star Wars®, to create an innovative and exciting action-adventure title designed for young gamers. The game is based on Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and the recent box-office hit Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (TM), now slated for worldwide release on DVD in time for the holiday season.

Gamers can play as more than 30 of their favorite Star Wars characters through 18 levels, and experience the complete storyline of the first three movies in the Star Wars saga in a unique LEGO way. Jedi can use "the Force" to transform LEGO objects, in a world filled with humor and surprises. Additionally, players can enjoy a two-player cooperative play mode that lets a second player drop in and out of the action without interrupting gameplay.

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game carries an "E" rating and is available for an MSRP of $29.99 for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC and Game Boy Advance. The PC version, with cutting-edge graphics technology developed in conjunction with NVIDIA, is compatible with Windows XP/2000 and requires a Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent processor.

About Eidos

Eidos plc is part of SCi Entertainment Group plc (SEG), one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos has a diverse mix of innovative titles including the forthcoming Tomb Raider: Legend, Hitman: Blood Money, Just Cause, 25 To Life and Commandos Strike Force. For more information on Eidos and its products visit www.eidos.com

About TT Games Ltd:

Based in Beaconsfield, England, TT Games Ltd is the only publisher to specialise in computer and video games for young gamers and their families. LEGO® Star Wars(TM) is their first step on the road to becoming the leading publisher in this market.

About The LEGO Company:

The LEGO Company is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. The Company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 8,000 people globally. The LEGO Company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by the founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough."