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Eidos and Backyard Wrestling team up

  Eidos Interactive and Backyard Wrestling Inc announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement that allows Eidos the right to publish and distribute video games based on the Backyard Wrestling video series.

   "Eidos is pleased to announce this strategic relationship with Backyard Wrestling, Inc," said Rob Dyer, President, Eidos Interactive. "The Backyard Wrestling video series is astonishing in its popularity and steadily-increasing fan base. The video series' outrageous, reality-based hardcore action translates perfectly into the video game arena. Eidos looks forward to releasing a video game that brings-to-life the outrageous, bigger-than-life action of Backyard Wrestling."

   "An explosive, action-packed video game is the perfect extension to our top-selling 'Best of Backyard Wrestling' video brand," said Houston Curtis, CEO of Backyard Wrestling, Inc. "We are pleased to be working with Eidos Interactive, as they understand that Backyard Wrestling isn't just another wrestling or fighting game, but a pop-culture phenomenon unlike anything the world has ever seen. We believe this partnership will result in a mind-blowing, ground-breaking gaming experience that will deliver the incredible in-your-face action our fans have come to expect, combined with a unique sense of depth into our wildly outrageous world of Backyard Wrestling mayhem."

   "Eidos is thrilled to have this opportunity to bring the fierce action of the Backyard Wrestling video series to life on today's gaming consoles," said Kevin Gill, Senior Product Manager at Eidos Interactive. "Eidos continues to diversify its already strong roster of brands with this exciting new property, and we will continue to push the envelope of today's games with such acquisitions."

8/9/2002 Matt Stensrud

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