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tlr online
27-06-03, 23:05
Eidos plc, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, successfully launched in the US on PS2 on 20th June. Initial feedback from retailers and consumers has been positive with shipments to date in line with management's expectations. The PC game version for the US and European markets will launch during week commencing 30th June.

The Company is currently in the final stages of approval for the multi-language versions of the European PS2 game. As the Company's financial year-end is June 30, it is now apparent that while some units may ship within the current financial year, up to one million units may ship in July - the first month of the next financial year. This has led the Board to significantly reduce its expectations for profit before tax for the financial year ending June 30, 2003.

The release delay is not expected to impact the overall estimated sales for the title. The Board believes that the Company will meet, in aggregate, market expectations for the financial years ending June 30, 2003 and 2004. The Company continues to enjoy a strong cash position with net cash balances of over GBP40 million. The game will benefit from the launch of the Tomb Raider film sequel, "The Cradle of Life", scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures on July 25 in the US and on August 22 in Europe.

Eidos also confirms that it successfully launched, ahead of schedule, its Italian Job game in the US on June 24th to tie in with the recently released new Italian Job film in the US and maximise that game's commercial potential. The game has initially been published on PS2 and Xbox with early shipments again in line with management's expectations.

Eidos intends to announce preliminary results for the year to June 30, 2003 on September 4, but will provide a further trading statement as soon as is practicable in order to keep shareholders fully informed of the expected outcome for the current financial year.

Lleonard Pler
27-06-03, 23:14
"The Company is currently in the final stages of approval for the multi-language versions of the European PS2 game."

Oh please, tell me a better lie, Eidos. I mean, they're not translating it for the UK release, are they?

And even here in Spain, two magazines have reviewed the Spanish version of the game (dubbed and subtitled in spanish). One of the magazines has even published a walkthrough of the game.

So I think that they're not approving this game now. The game had to be finished and approved weeks ago, otherwise the magazines wouldn't have been ables to review it, would they?

obiwanquinobi
27-06-03, 23:24
I personally think we will ALL have it in our hands by the 4th of July.
The delays have been a pain to all, but in the end - good things to those who wait.......and wait, and wait http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

galerie
27-06-03, 23:27
how come this information isn't on the chronicles or tr homepage? Is this for real, or some other rumor

tlr online
27-06-03, 23:31
Hello Galerie. This "official" press release can indeed be found on www.tombraiderchronicles.com (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com) - Click HERE (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/headlines1379.html)

galerie
27-06-03, 23:39
oh my bad tr online...i thought it would be located in the upper left corner like the ps2 announcent was.... thats great news...thanks again

tlr online
27-06-03, 23:50
Howdy Galerie. Unfortuantely the press release didn't make the 'top headlines' slot. :rolleyes: For all the latest news headlines, be sure to check out THIS (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/whatsnew/) link. 'Gertie' pools all the latest news headlines and rich media content and records to this page. All the best.

laracroft8290
28-06-03, 00:21
Originally posted by tlr online:
[QB]The release delay is not expected to impact the overall estimated sales for the title. The Board believes that the Company will meet, in aggregate, market expectations for the financial years ending June 30, 2003 and 2004. The Company continues to enjoy a strong cash position with net cash balances of over GBP40 million. The game will benefit from the launch of the Tomb Raider film sequel, "The Cradle of Life", scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures on July 25 in the US and on August 22 in Europe.

[QB]I figure this is why the game has been delayed :rolleyes: On the PS2 boxes @ Best Buy there is a sticker on the back that says "don't miss" and then it has the COL logo on there.

[ 28. June 2003, 01:23: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

Trinity34
28-06-03, 00:27
Here is an article from Reuters...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030627/tc_nm/media_eidos_dc_1

This one says it was Sony that delayed the european release.

laracroft8290
28-06-03, 00:33
I'm still mad about the pc version, but hopefully i'll have it july 1st as promised by gamestop http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

[ 28. June 2003, 01:34: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

Dark Angel
28-06-03, 01:22
Originally posted by Lleonard Pler:

And even here in Spain, two magazines have reviewed the Spanish version of the game (dubbed and subtitled in spanish). One of the magazines has even published a walkthrough of the game.
Lleonard, please, where are this reviews??