What has Infogrames gotten themselves into?

Infogrames announced today that it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire Shiny Entertainment from Interplay Entertainment. With this acquisition, Infogrames will have exclusive rights to develop and publish interactive games based on sequels to the highly acclaimed, "The Matrix".

The games will be based on the upcoming sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" from Warner Bros. Pictures. The first game Infogrames will release will be "The Matrix Reloaded" the sequel to the original blockbuster The Matrix. Currently, the game is scheduled for release in May 2003 in conjunction with the theatrical release of "The Matrix Reloaded" motion picture.