SOURCE: Novint Technologies

August 18, 2008 06:00 ET

Novint Falcon Gets Some Action With Eidos Deal

Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Kane & Lynch Among AAA Titles Coming to the Award-Winning Controller

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Novint Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NVNT), the pioneer of 3D touch for consumer computing, has entered an agreement with Eidos Interactive, creators of some of the world's leading videogame properties, to make several of their most popular game titles available for the award-winning Novint Falcon game controller. Tomb Raider: Legend, Hitman: Blood Money, 25 to Life, Just Cause, BattleStations: Midway, and Kane & Lynch will all be touch-enabled for the Falcon, allowing players to feel realistic game actions, environments, objects and force feedback. Novint expects to release the games later this year.

"These are great action titles that will really be incredible to play with the Falcon. Eidos set the bar with the Tomb Raider and Hitman franchises and we look forward to giving our players the chance to experience them," said Tom Anderson, CEO of Novint.

"The Falcon really takes the whole gaming experience in a totally new direction," said Janet Swallow, Head of Licensing at Eidos. "There is no doubt that consumers will love this technology and Eidos is excited to be able to support it."

Replacing a mouse or joystick, the Novint Falcon ($189.99 MSRP) is an entirely new type of PC controller that adds realistic 3D touch and force effects to gaming. It is available nationwide at Tiger Direct, J&R Music World, Fry's Electronics, GoGamer.com, Amazon.com, CircuitCity.com, CompUSA.com, Walmart.com, and Novint.com. AAA, action, sports and casual Falcon games may be downloaded at novint.com or through N VeNT™, Novint's interface to games, updates and community.

About Novint

Novint (OTCBB: NVNT) develops, markets, and licenses technology that adds high-fidelity interactive 3D touch to computing. For more information visit: www.novint.com

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) creators of some of the world's leading videogame properties. Eidos consists of offices across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios and Eidos Montreal. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager and Just Cause.

This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include fewer sales than expected, changes in industry conditions, litigation, and other risk factors identified in the Company's Form 10K filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements for revisions or changes after the date of this press release.

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