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'Fresh Games' Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 25, 2002 @ 3:40 p.m. PST

Eidos Interactive announces a new brand specifically devoted to bringing high-quality Japanese video game titles to the worldwide market. 'Fresh Games' will kick-off its line-up with Mr Moskeeto, Mad Maestro!, and Legaia 2: Duel Saga, sequel to the 300,000-plus unit selling Legend of Legaia. All three games have been developed by SCEI (Sony Computer Entertainment) for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and will be available in Spring 2002.




"Fresh Games has been created to expose gamers to unique and captivating gameplay experiences that traditionally have been unavailable outside of Japan," says Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos. "With Mr Moskeeto, Mad Maestro!, and Legaia 2 we will further strengthen our already impressive product line-up for this year with a range of titles aimed at the hardcore gamer."

"Eidos Japan is extremely excited to bring outstanding games that have not been traditionally available in the West," says Satoshi Honda, Managing Director of Eidos Japan. "Titles such as Mr Moskeeto, Mad Maestro!, and Legaia 2 exemplify gameplay that the hardcore gamer has been craving worldwide."

Mr Moskeeto, originally released as "KA" in Japan, is an action game for the PlayStation 2. You play as a mosquito, with an objective to continually torment a Japanese family every summer by sucking as much blood as possible in order to survive the cold winter. You must confront daily life and death battles with the Japanese family who are determined to rid themselves of the mosquito.

Mad Maestro!, originally released as "Bravo Music" in Japan, is a music/action title for the PlayStation 2. You take on the role of an orchestra conductor tasked with saving the town's Concert Hall from being destroyed by showing the city the orchestra's great performances.

Legaia 2: Duel Saga is the follow-up to Legend of Legaia, a martial-arts themed 3D role-playing game featuring a highly original battle system. You must create attacks by linking together different styles of hits directed at your enemies. When certain combinations of attacks are linked together powerful, magic-based attacks are formed.

For further information, please contact: Steve Starvis (Senior PR Manager) at: Eidos Interactive, Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 3RU. Tel: 020 8636 3000; Fax: 020 8636 3001;

About Eidos

Eidos 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, and the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft.

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