Eidos Launch 2 New Titles and a New Look Premier Range

The new titles are Thief 2: The Metal Age and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

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In addition, existing Premier Collection best sellers Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty, Gangsters: Organised Crime, Championship Manager 3, Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask and Tomb Raider III: The Last Artefact are being re-launched in DVD style packaging. All titles will be released on March 23rd.

Thief 2: The Metal Age is the second game in the critically acclaimed and hugely successful Thief series. You play Garrett a cynical, world weary, master thief with a soft touch and an even softer step. Thief II: The Metal Age expands on the original demanding a whole new level of stealth, strategy, and skill to survive.

Key Features:
Advanced AI system creates a variety of opponents to outwit.
Enhanced Dark Engine creates a more engaging stealth experience.
Follow an involving story line, with intriguing subplots, through 15 huge missions.
Sophisticated new master thief tools including potions of slow fall and invisibility, vine arrows, and a remote camera.
Realistic environmental weather effects like fog, rain and snow.

In Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, ancient Egyptian legend tells of how the evil God Set was outwitted and imprisoned in a secret tomb, and warns that he will one day return to seek vengeance...

While exploring in Egypt, Lara Croft discovers the lost tomb and unwittingly unleashes its ancient evil, fulfilling the prophecy that threatens to plunge mankind into eternal darkness! In a race against time, Lara must use all her wit and skill to re-imprison Set and save the world from Armageddon!

Pursued by a mysterious rival and deadly supernatural forces, Lara embarks on a journey of discovery across Egypt, where she must overcome the most ingenious puzzles and infernal traps ever devised, to face terrifying evil from beyond the grave?

With more twists and turns than an Egyptian labyrinth, this is a heart stopping action-adventure; a Tomb Raider that truly offers?The Last Revelation.

Key Features:
Brand new inventory system - combine items to solve puzzles or improve your weapons.
New items include crossbow, laser-sight, binoculars and flashlight.
New moves - including pole climbing and rope swinging!
Enemies have Lara's agility - they will search for weapons, smash objects.

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines:
Commandos is the best selling, critically acclaimed real-time tactics game set in World War II that puts you in command of a small squad of elite troopers. Send them behind enemy lines on a series of hazardous missions. Clever strategy has never been so action -packed. Study the enemy's movements, develop a plan, synchronise your men, and launch them on a swift and fiercely lethal attack using all your power and skill.

Key Features:
26 totally different missions in settings which contain more than 350 different buildings.
Revolutionary AI that controls over 40 different enemy troops and vehicles.
Enjoy unrelenting multiplayer action over LAN or internet.

Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty:
You have once again been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps and must now mobilise in a series of eight deadly new missions. New challenges wait as you have to reach these fresh mission objectives, which include new vehicles, buildings and weapons. You now have two new recruits on your team, who have learnt valuable skills and are able to kidnap, distract with stones and subdue the enemy using ether, clubs, handcuffs or fists.

Championship Manager 3:
Take control of any club from a major league and attempt to guide them to success in the in-depth and absorbing Championship Manager 3. This benchmark, best selling game defines football management on the PC.

Key Features:
Accurate profiles and histories for over 35,000 players, managers, and coaches, collected by football fans from every corner of the globe.
True-to-life representation of the competitions, awards, transfer and disciplinary rules from fifteen countries including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden.
Use your club's reserve/youth team to groom potential stars and bring your players back from injury.
Full international simulation featuring all the major tournaments plus B-team and U-21 management opportunities.
Powerful yet easy-to-use interface making it easy to navigate around the vast football world.
Realistic match simulation allowing the user unprecedented control over team and individual player tactics.
Multi-tasking design allows the user to make managerial decisions while the game engine calculates results.
Transfer system featuring all the intricacies of modern day negotiations.
Send scouts around the World to find players for your club, and filter the results according to the types of player required.
Set up training schedules to improve players' skills in key areas.
Vast amounts of stats recorded as the game progresses, allowing the manager to make informed decisions throughout his career.
Up to 16 players can participate in a game on one machine or via a local area network.

Gangsters: Organised Crime:
Set in a Chicago-like town in the 1920's prohibition period, Gangsters is the strategy game where crime pays! From extortion and intimidation to street execution or all-out bloody gang warfare, Gangsters creates a world where you are 'da boss' with the power of life and death over those you control. Played in a vast city filled with over 5000 individual characters, Gangsters combines real-time action in a highly detailed isometric terrain with an easy-to-use strategy planning interface, to authentically recreate the seedy, violent and ruthless world of gangland mobsters.

Plan your strategy and watch it unfold in 1000 block city.
Control over 100 gangsters in your organisation.
Extort, intimidate, bribe, run illegal businesses and kill ruthlessly.
Living world with 5000 citizens to interact with.
Break the law with complete immunity!

Tomb Raider 2: Golden Mask:
Lara Croft returns in Tomb Raider II to discover the secret of the dagger of the Xian. The ancient Chinese believed that whoever recovered this mythical dagger would gain powers beyond belief ? provided they had the dagger deep into their heart.

Includes 4 Brand new levels: During her day to day research Lara stumbles across a faded photograph showing an Inuit Whalehunter holding what looks like an ancient Golden Mask - rumoured to be the famed Golden Mask of Tornarsuk, a unique magical artefact. However she's not alone in her new adventure: this time there are others who have a seemingly fanatical interest in the mask.

Tomb Raider II combines the classic gameplay of the original with an array of improved features including: enhanced engine, dynamic lighting, exterior settings, new moves, new weapons and a plot that'll have Lara twisting and turning around every corner.

Tomb Raider 3: The Lost Artefact:
Lara Croft returns in a search to find four mysterious artefacts fashioned from the heart of an ancient meteorite. From the Jungles of India to the depths of the mysterious Area 51, Lara has new weapons, vehicles and moves to outwit her foes.

The Lost Artefact includes 5 brand new levels that provide a continuation of Lara's adventures in Tomb Raider III. After receiving a strange invitation to a Scottish estate, Lara now learns of the existence of a fifth artefact. Lost for many years, this final piece will complete the set. A hazardous trail riddled with traps and enemies takes her from a Scottish castle's subterranean laboratory to the Paris Catacombs. Be ready for anything and prepare to be amazed!

New graphic enhancements include multi-coloured lighting, rippling water, reflections, fog and changing weather effects.
Select the order in which you undertake Lara's adventures and also choose the path you take within the levels.
New vehicles including Kayak, Quad Bike and Underwater Propulsion Unit.
New weapons such as Grenade Launcher, Desert Eagle and Rocket Launcher.
New moves including dash, crawl and monkey swing.