2005-10-19

Total Overdose for mobile phones


Synergenix, EIDOS and Impressionware are pleased to announce today the imminent release of “Total Overdose” for mobile phones.

Mobile Phones Set For Total Overdose
Critically Acclaimed Console Title Comes To Mobile Handsets

September 27th. Total Overdose™ one of the coolest, craziest, most action-packed video games ever created is coming to mobile phones thanks to Kayak Interactive's European subsidiary Synergenix, licensed from one of the world’s leading publishers of entertainment software, Eidos Interactive.
Total Overdose puts players in the shoes of Ramiro Cruz, a convict released from jail to help his twin brother - a DEA agent - hunt down the gang responsible for their father's death. What follows is a full-on, fast-paced, adventure through the Mexican underworld with more guns and gangs than a fortnight's holiday in Tijuana.

Released to critical acclaim on console format by Eidos, in September 2005, the mobile version of the game has been created by Impressionware, one of the world's leading development studios for the creation of games for mobile phone handsets.

The media has already picked up on the unique gameplay of Total Overdose. The console version of the game was announced the 'Sleeper Hit Of The Show' at E3 2005 and was one of the runners-up for the 'Best Xbox Game'.

Total Overdose on mobile phones features the same intense gameplay as the original console game. Player's must fight their way through four different environments, from the downmarket heart of Los Toros, through to the burning heat of the desert, using every weapon and vehicle they can lay their hands on.
Total Overdose uses a unique slowmotion feature to allow players to perform stunts and special 'loco moves' to take out the bad guys.

Synergenix will be releasing Total Overdose on mobile phones in October 2005. The game will be available for all of the leading Java handsets through all major network operators, portals and retail channels.
Martin Forsling, the Chief Executive Officer of Synergenix, said, “Total Overdose brings a totally new experience to mobile gamers, the blend of fast-paced action, dark humour and intense gameplay adds a whole new dimension to the title and creates something entirely unique. We're delighted to be working with Eidos to bring such an exciting title to market.”
Fabien Rossini, Senior Brand Manager at Eidos said, “The response to Total Overdose has been awesome, it offers something quite different to other games and is a breath of fresh air in today’s market. Synergenix and Impressionware have done an incredible job in keeping the feel of the game in its transition to mobile”



Total Overdose and the Total Overdose logo are trademarks of SCi Games Ltd.

About Kayak/Synergenix Interactive
Synergenix Interactive is a leading global mobile entertainment publisher. In February 2005 the company was acquired by Kayak Interactive. Together the companies have worldwide distribution with more than 60 top tier carriers and portals in Europe, North America, and Asia, including 3, Vodafone, Orange, O2, Telefónica, T-Mobile, M1, New World Mobility, and Cingular.
Synergenix and Kayak publish an extensive portfolio of mobile entertainment content including cutting-edge high performance experiences for the avid gamer as well as mass market games utilizing community features with connected game play.
Synergenix also supports handset manufacturers to enhance their terminals with embedded games and the highly acclaimed mophun™ middleware and works with some of the world’s leading handset manufacturers, including Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and Motorola.
Kayak Interactive is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and Synergenix is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kayak Interactive has raised significant financing from top tier Venture Capital funds including VantagePoint Venture Partners, TL Ventures, and Enertech Capital. More information can be found at www.kayakinteractive.com and www.synergenix.com .

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, Total Overdose, Commandos: Strike Force, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs.

About Impressionware Srl
Founded by game industry veterans in 2003, Impressionware has become one of the leading mobile game developers in Europe.
Impressionware has developed a number of titles targeting a wide variety of devices and carriers. In partnership with many of the major mobile games publishers Impressionware is currently creating a wide range of new games, based on well known brands and licences as well as original intellectual property. The ever growing Impressionware team is headquartered in Torino, Italy.
www.impressionware.com.



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