2008 January 30 - Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce MONSTER LAB, a brand new RPG action game for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.
MONSTER LAB is set in the eerie world of Uncanny Valley where the evil Baron Mharti rules with a cruel hand. The player takes on the role of an apprentice scientist who must perform a vast array of intricate experiments to create their very own monster from over 100 million possible monster part variations on offer. Taking control of your monster, the player can then explore the land; searching for ingredients to make more monster parts, hunting out other monsters to defeat in combat, uncovering quests to embark upon or simply competing in the numerous mini-games available.
"Monster Lab will offer a wealth of fresh ideas to both Wii and DS players," said Fabien Rossini, Global Brand Controller, Eidos. "These include gesture based combat, a compelling on-line fighting and trading system and total customization of the player's monster."
As a 3rd party online Wii game, players can challenge and compete with their friends in fast-paced, ferocious monster to monster multiplayer combat – or even trade with friends to collect the items and monster parts needed to build the strongest monster.
The ultimate goal is to vanquish the evil Baron Mharti and liberate the villagers through mastering experiments, creating a powerful army of monsters and conquering all of the vast environments, only then will the player rise through the ranks and become a scientist worthy of defeating the Baron!
Developed by Backbone Vancouver, Monster Lab is set for release on Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS in 2008.
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. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations: Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.