Eidos Interactive Ltd Unveils The Wacky Races: Crash & Dash » read source
Eidos Interactive Ltd, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, revealed Wacky Races: Crash & Dash, a wickedly wild and wonderful game whizzing its way to shelves in 2008. Licensed from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and inspired by the legendary Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is an action racing game like no other, with fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters.
Players join Dick Dastardly and the gang, racing across a variety of action-packed and colorful cross-country rallies from the TV series. Racers watch out for traps and speed ahead to win the ultimate title of World's Wackiest Racer! Wacky Widgets are collected during the race to gain "Wacky Powers," as well as a character's super-special "Way Out Wacky" power, which can be used to gain the upper hand over sly opponents.
Wacky Races: Crash & Dash will be available on Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS in 2008. The company’s strategy is to create, own and exploit valuable game franchises through investment in high quality licenses and products, all the time maintaining a strong reputation as a publisher of successful games. We have a substantial games portfolio, which has been expanded significantly with the integration of all Eidos products.
The game features all the characters and cars from the TV series including old favorites: Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob in their Bullet Proof Bomb, Penelope Pitstop, and the Mean Machine driven by Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley. Eidos was founded in 1990 as a video compression R&D company. In 1995 Eidos moved into the entertainment software market and in 1996 acquired CentreGold plc which included Core Design. Later that year Tomb Raider was first released on the Saturn.
In May 1999, Championship Manager 3 became the fastest selling PC game in UK history and the following year, Hollywood star Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft in the film of "Tomb Raider" confirming Lara's status as a major brand in the mainstream marketplace. Later that year Eidos' Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? became the UK's Christmas No.1 and went on to become the fastest selling game to reach one million units sold in the UK. Subsequent releases of Championship Manager, Hitman, Commandos and Tomb Raider titles, confirmed Eidos' position as the UK's largest publisher of entertainment software.