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23-08-06, 14:00
InfoSpace, Inc., a leader in mobile media, today announced from Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, a deal to develop and distribute the mobile game "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox" and to distribute a range of Eidos Interactive titles to operators in selected regions across Europe. The European deal builds on an existing distribution agreement with Eidos in the US and completes an international partnership between the two companies.

In addition to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox," InfoSpace will distribute "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legends" (a 3D game), "Hitman: New York," "Hitman: Las Vegas," and "Championship Manager"(a), as well as InfoSpace-developed "Thief: Deadly Shadows: Episodes 1 & 2" for Eidos in Europe.

"This latest deal cements our position as an international partner with Eidos Interactive and reinforces our position as a leader in mobile gaming," said John Chasey, Vice President of Global Games, European Technology & Operations, InfoSpace. "This international partnership will see InfoSpace and Eidos bringing titles like 'Lara Croft,' 'Hitman' and 'Thief' to an operator near you."

"We have extended the scope of our partnership with InfoSpace as the company has both the in-house development talent to bring world-class mobile gaming titles to market and the infrastructure and reach to help us distribute to carriers internationally," said Simon Protheroe, New Media and IT Director at Eidos. "This new title 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox' will open up Lara's universe to thousands of mobile gamers on both sides of the Atlantic."

InfoSpace is also the exclusive distributor of "Hitman: New York," "Hitman: Las Vegas," "Thief: Deadly Shadows: Episodes 1 & 2" and the new "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox" mobile titles for Eidos in the US. Eidos will continue its direct distribution relationships with a number of operators across Europe.

"Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Puzzle Paradox" is the fourth title in the "Tomb Raider(TM)" series to be developed for Eidos by InfoSpace after a three part mobile game series in 2002; "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Quest of Cinnabar," "Tomb Raider: The Elixir of Life" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Osiris Codex."

The original "Lara Croft Tomb Raider" game was launched in 1996 and is still one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with over 30 million copies sold.

For further information visit: www.infospaceinc.com.

Lew
23-08-06, 14:01
30 Million copies! Woo! lol :)
Thanks :tmb:

Autolycus
23-08-06, 14:07
Thanks tlr :tmb:
Very interesting reading :)