Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos Sign Videogame Distribution Agreement for 300: March to Glory

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Article Date: May 9, 2006 | Publication: Business Wire | Author: Press Release
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North American and European Distribution for PSP(TM) System Game in 2007

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2006--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a premier developer and licensor of entertainment content in the interactive space, and Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, have signed an agreement for the North American and European distribution of 300: March to Glory for PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, launching in 2007.

The style and feel of the videogame was influenced by Warner Bros. Pictures' "300" film, which is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and directed by Zack Snyder. In the action packed 300: MARCH TO GLORY, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, distributed by Eidos Interactive and developed by Collision Studios, players take on the role of King Leonidas, who leads the brave 300 Spartans against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

In the game, the player, as Leonidas, uses their sword, spear and shield and the power of the soldiers in a battle to determine the very fate of western civilization. 300: MARCH TO GLORY will be a visceral experience focused on action and combat, allowing the player to fight both solo and in a phalanx alongside his fellow Spartans.

About 300

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents in Association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari Production, "300." Directed by Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead"), the film stars Gerard Butler ("Phantom of the Opera"), Lena Headey ("The Brothers Grimm"), David Wenham ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Vincent Regan ("Troy"), Rodrigo Santoro ("Love Actually") and Dominic West ("The Forgotten"). Gianni Nunnari ("The Departed"), Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann ("Land of the Dead") and Jeffrey Silver ("Training Day") are the producers. Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, with a previous draft by Michael Gordon, adapted the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. The executive producers are Frank Miller, Deborah Snyder, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren. The creative behind-the-scenes team is led by director of photography Larry Fong, production designer James Bissell, editor Bill Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. Music is by Tyler Bates. "300" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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 Collision Studios

Collision Studios is a leading developer of entertainment based games across multiple platforms. Staffed by industry professionals from top tier developers and publishers, the team has worked on a variety of high profile franchises.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.

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