NEWS - Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Indy Debuts With Crtical Acclaim

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- February 26, 2003 -- Indiana Jones is back -- better than ever and on store shelves today. LucasArts Entertainment Company today announced the retail availability of the epic action-adventure game Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb on the Xbox( video game system from Microsoft, which brings everyone’s favorite archeologist to life as never before. LucasArts’ highly anticipated latest installment in the Indiana Jones series is already topping many editors’ lists as the hot game of the season. Official Xbox Magazine selected Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb as its game of the month for March, awarding it a 9 out of 10 review, and its coveted "Editor’s Choice Award." GameNow recommended Indy as a top title of the month in February, and it was cited as "Most Wanted in 2003" by, and received high marks from Game Informer (8.5 out of 10). Editors at Official Xbox Magazine enthused, "Not only does it sound, look, and feel like an Indy movie, but the plot is actually interesting - you will watch all these in-game cinemas to find out what’s going on, and... enjoy the story. The Indy character is highly responsive... it is playability that counts... and Indy has it by the satchel-full." "Reviewers have praised Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb and we’re eager to introduce the game’s unique brand of edge-of-the-seat adventure, rich storytelling and compelling gameplay to next generation console players," says Liz Allen, director of marketing at LucasArts. "We’ve been able to take fans’ favorite elements of the Indiana Jones character - his adventurous spirit, quick wit and resourcefulness - and combine them with action-packed gameplay for an unparalleled interactive experience." Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb offers hours of entertainment in 10 levels of intriguing gameplay, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. Players join the daring archeologist and adventurer as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into fiendish hands. Racing against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld, players whip, kick, punch, leap, swim, and climb their way through exotic locales to capture the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon." Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb for Xbox debuts in stores this week and will release on Windows PC in late March and PlayStation 2 this May. The game was developed in collaboration with The Collective, Inc. NOTE: Check out our review on this killer title.


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