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PAN Interactive announce the Swedish/British co-development of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy PC CD-ROM.

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The Nordic's leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, PAN Interactive, today announced follow-up to Britain's premier Sci-Fi author, Douglas Adam's Starship Titantic PC CD-Rom game, with the computer game publishing rights to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Adapted from the top-selling book that has sold 15 million copies worldwide, the PC CD-ROM adaptation is being developed as an exciting third person, real-time 3D arcade towel 'em up adventure in the mould of Tomb Raider, Mario 64 and Zelda.

PAN has initiated a development joint venture between the original UK based development team, The Digital Village, who was responsible for Starship Titanic. Entitled "PAN H2G2", PAN Interactive will hold a 65% stake in the joint venture, and are currently developing the game with a 20-strong team at PAN H2G2's studios in Convent Garden, London.

"We are very excited about the prospect of the PC adaptation of Hitchhiker," says Henrik Eklund, CEO of PAN Interactive. "H2G2 have developed an exclusive 3D engine to support the game, and I believe anyone who was a fan of Douglas Adams' original book, will fall in love with the addictive gaming qualities and hooks the game has to offer. We're looking forward to previewing Hitchhiker at E3 in May."

With projected release in Q1 2002, PAN Interactive retain the global publishing rights for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy PC game. UK distribution rights for the game are currently under negotiation.