Sam & Max Seasons one and two heading to Xbox Live Arcade

astrotriforce February 28th, 2009 Listen to this article "Hey! Listen!"

Sam & Max Season 1 & 2 heading to Xbox Live Arcade

Telltales Games have announced that they are bringing their hit adventure series Sam & Max to Xbox Live Arcade Via “Sam & Max: Season One and Two”. The game has previously been released for PC and Wii. Find more info on here.

The games will be a bit rebranded though unlike previous iterations, as the Xbox Live Arcade release of Seasons 1 and 2 has season one branded “Sam & Max Save the World” while season two is being called Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space”.

No other details like a release date or pricing were announced.

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Tomb Raider: Underworld sells 1.5 million copies. SquareEnix buyout of Eidos expected to close by April’s end

astrotriforce February 27th, 2009 Listen to this article "Hey! Listen!"

Tomb Raider: Underworld on PS3Eidos has announced that Tomb Raider: Underworld sold 1.5 million copies although they shipped 2.6 million, meaning that the title did underperform by their standards.

However, it was good enough sales-wise that the game boosted their profits for the last six months and it sold better than the previous two Tomb Raider games (Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider Anniversary).

The game was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii and DS and Eidos reported revenues of £80.3 million ($115 million) for the six months ending December 31. That is a 26.7 percent climb compared to the same period a year ago. Losses before taxes for the period stood at £1 million ($1.43 million), a healthy recovery compared to the £75.1 million ($107 million) loss sustained during the back half of 2007.

Eidos also announced the closing of two of their studios, Rockpool Games and Morpheme Game Studios, both of which focused on mobile and web-based games. This comes on the heels of the company letting go 30 developers at their Crystal Dynamics studio in January 2009.

Eidos also addressed the Square Enix buyout which is valued at £84.3 million ($120 million). The offer, which Eidos’ board of directors unanimously approved earlier this month, is currently expected to be presented to shareholders for approval in March. Pending that outcome, Eidos expects the buyout to close by the end of April.

For the full year, Eidos expects revenues to fall between £160 million ($229 million) and £180 million ($257 million). During the final six months of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, it expects to release Batman: Arkham Asylum, Battlestations: Pacific, and Championship Manager 2009.

Via GameSpot

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