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EIDO DEBUTS SEQUEL TO HITMAN2: SILENT ASSASSIN.

Eidos (NASDAQ:EIDSY), a publisher and developer of entertainment software, has debuted its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has shipped to stores across North America for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the PC.

"Hitman: Contracts serves as Eidos' largest North American video game launch since 1998," said Rob Dyer, president of Eidos US. "We are very pleased with the excellent work IO interactive have done to further establish Hitman as one of the premier video game brands."

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's "work" in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

Hitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent 47, the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer in history. The game begins in Paris as Agent 47 finds himself in a trapped in what is a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts explores the dark psychology of killing for a living and promises to be the darkest, most disturbing episode in the series.

About Eidos

Eidos plc is a publisher and developer of entertainment software with a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit http://www.eidos.com

About Xbox

Xbox is the video game system from Microsoft. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Xbox can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.xbox.com/.

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