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E3 2009: Eidos Confirms Lineup

Eidos today announced the three major titles that will be on show at this year’s E3. The Eidos booth, located at South Hall Booth #2422 will feature Batman: Arkham Asylum, Mini Ninjas and Just Cause 2. “Eidos is proud to offer three very innovative and unique products at this year’s E3. These games are a reflection of Eidos’ commitment to deliver compelling characters in rich and expansive environments, allowing players to immerse themselves in engaging gameplay,” said Robert A. Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Eidos.

Featuring the world-renowned characters of DC Comics, Batman: Arkham Asylum, developed by Rocksteady Studios, will be playable on the PlayStation 3, offering show visitors a journey into the depths of Gotham City’s psychiatric asylum for the criminally insane as Batman faces his greatest challenge yet. Visitors will have the chance to experience a selection of the game’s extensive FreeFlow Combat and Invisible Predator Challenge Maps.

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Also playable for the first time will be one of the eight maps that will allow fans to play as The Joker, a character that is playable exclusively in the PS3 Challenge Maps that will be made available as a free download for owners of the game through PlayStation Network. Batman: Arkham Asylum will be co-published in North America by Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Games for Windows. The game will be available in North America August 25th and throughout Europe August 28th.

Mini Ninjas, from IO Interactive, will take you on a journey to feudal Japan where you’ll join Hiro, Futo, and the rest of the ninja clan on their biggest ninja adventure ever, as they embark on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Mini Ninjas will be playable on Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will be co-published in North America by Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive in September 2009.

Just Cause 2, from Avalanche Studios, will be showcasing the latest code demo of the hotly tipped action sequel. Set on an Island Paradise, Just Cause 2 is an explosive open-world adventure of insane, adrenaline-fuelled stunts and action. Using the grapple and parachute combo, Just Cause 2 has no vertical limit and takes to the air like no other game. Just Cause 2 will be behind closed doors and strictly by appointment only. Just Cause 2 will be available on the Xbox 360, Games for Windows, and PlayStation 3.