In 2004, Eidos picked up the distribution rights to Lego Star Wars. The move proved a boon to the publisher, as the game went on to sell more than 3 million copies and was one of the top-10-selling games in the US for 2005. When Eidos parent company SCi beat its revenue expectations by more than 33 percent for the back half of last year, Lego Star Wars was given as the reason for the unexpected spike.
Eidos is perhaps looking for history to repeat itself, as the company announced that it has picked up the North American and European distribution rights for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's upcoming Justice League Heroes. Developed by Snowblind Studios, the outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Justice League Heroes puts players in the spandex tights of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and a variety of other DC Comics heroes as they work together to battle the forces of evil.
Justice League Heroes is set for release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PlayStation Portable this fall.