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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos Sign Videogame Distribution Agreement for JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES; North American and European Distribution for PlayStation(R)2, Xbox and PSP(TM) System Games in Fall 2006.

BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a premier developer and licensor of entertainment content in the interactive space, and Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, have signed an agreement for the North American and European distribution of JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES based on the legendary DC Comics' super hero team for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Launching in Fall 2006, JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES will be distributed by Eidos Interactive in North America and Europe. Additionally, Eidos will facilitate marketing the game in Europe, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will oversee marketing in North America.

"JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES is an exciting game for so many audiences, and our focus is to present these super heroes on consoles and the PSP in the most compelling way for players," said Jason Hall, senior vice president for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Partnering with Eidos, who has had much success in distribution, will allow the strongest reach for this action game where gamers take on the super powers of their favorite DC Comics' heroes."

"With the addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES to Eidos' portfolio of products, featuring Lara Croft and Agent 47, we are creating a formidable line-up for gamers that will now include playing as Superman, Batman and the other super heroes," said Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive, Eidos Interactive.

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Snowblind Studios, JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes. Each hero possesses an array of character-specific, upgradeable superpowers resulting in unique controls and fighting-styles. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers will be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe.

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, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Championship Manager, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and the interactive rights to Reservoir Dogs and Highlander.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a publisher of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.

About DC Comics

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations.

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"PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately).

All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.

JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES Software (C) 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All other elements (C) 2006 DC Comics. SNOWBLIND STUDIOS is a registered trademark of Snowblind Studios, Inc. "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately). Microsoft and Xbox are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries and are used under license from Microsoft. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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