The Aliens Have Landed in Eidos Interactive’s Conquest Earth; Superior Graphics And Action Elements Redefine The Real-Time Strategy Genre

The Aliens Have Landed in Eidos Interactive’s Conquest Earth; Superior Graphics And Action Elements Redefine The Real-Time Strategy Genre

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 18, 1997–Eidos Interactive, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, today announced the shipment of Conquest Earth for the PC.

This graphically intensive real-time action/strategy game pits gaseous morphing aliens of Jupiter against the humans of earth in a war that could end in the extinction of all life forms.

Gamers play either of the two species in Conquest Earth within two drastically different interfaces. As an alien, players attempt to gain a foothold, and destroy mankind by attacking human armies and cities while converting the atmosphere to sulfur to make the planet hospitable to its species.

As a human, gamers attempt to ward off the superior alien race by deploying military forces and developing new weapons, such as air purifiers, to combat the poisonous sulfur clouds.

Game features include single and multiplayer options for up to eight players in a massive gameplay area, covering the entire earth. Gamers can choose take “Direct Control” over their troops, vehicles, and aircraft for more of a action feel or strategize a victory. In addition, the in-game full-motion video and viewports allow you see the action from another part of the world.

The 65,000 color graphics enhance the lighting effects, shadows, smoke, and transparent explosions as you shoot, explode, and burn everything in site all while leaving rubble, charred trees, and giant craters in the terrain.

“Conquest Earth explores the action element for instant gameplay and instant appeal with strategic undercurrents for depth, variety and longevity,” commented Mike McGarvey, COO of Eidos Interactive.

Eidos Interactive develops and publishes interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, as well as the Internet. Eidos Interactive is part of Eidos plc (NASDAQ:EIDSY), which includes Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression and decompression company, Glassworks, a state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital effects and video editing for the television and advertising industries, Eidoscope, an interactive marketing and website design firm, and an independent record label called Naked Records.

CONTACT: Eidos Interactive

Gary Keith, 415/547-1200

gkeith@eidos.com

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