**REVENGE RULES FOR EIDOS’ ROGUE TROOPER**
2000 AD’s Long-Running Futuristic Comic Hero Advances To The Video Game ConsolesSan Francisco, CA (January 11, 2006) -- Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of entertainment software, today confirms that ROGUE TROOPER™, a futuristic tactical action game based on the 2000 AD comic strip, will be released in North America in Spring 2006 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC. "Rogue Trooper™ has the attitude, the artillery and the technique to deliver a high quality third person tactical action game experience to players. We're delighted to be working with Eidos on bringing Rogue Trooper™ to gamers everywhere." Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director, Rebellion.
A Genetic Infantryman (G.I.), Rogue is one of an elite regiment of biologically-engineered clone troops, created to overcome Nu Earth’s hostile atmosphere and fight, unhindered, against the brutal Nort War machine. After witnessing the betrayal and annihilation of his entire regiment at the Quartz Zone Massacre, Rogue has gone AWOL, determined to hunt down the traitor general who sent his brothers-in-arms to their deaths.
ROGUE TROOPER™ blends intense third person action and next generation stealth, as Rogue wreaks revenge armed with the very latest experimental weaponry. Rogue’s arsenal offers him a unique advantage over his opponents; encoded bio-chips containing the digitized personalities of his fallen comrades are implanted in his gun (Gunnar), helmet (Helm) and backpack (Bagman), each offering their full military experience at the player’s fingertips. Rogue Trooper features intense online gameplay modes, where gamers can experience up to four-player co-operative gameplay in all new maps.
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. The most recent launch was Sniper Elite™ in September 2005 on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC DVD. Lauded as 'The Gran Turismo of War games' by the gaming press, it has built upon the collection of Rebellion owned IP's which includes World War Zero™ on PlayStation®2.
In June 2000 Rebellion purchased the UK sci-fi comic 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. Rebellion> '> s first 2000 AD title, Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death was launched in 2003 and in 2006, Rogue Trooper™ will be launched on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC.
2000 AD and Judge Dredd are registered trademarks. Rogue Trooper, Sniper Elite and World War Zero are TM & © 2005 Rebellion. All Rights Reserved.
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, Hitman: Blood Money, Total Overdose, Commandos Strike Force, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs.
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