Eidos has just sent word on Lara’s next outing in the Tomb Raider series, with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary set for release on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PC in 2007.
There is, however, as yet no word so far on PS3 or 360 versions for the new Tomb Raider... We'll find out what the score is on the next gen Tomb Raider-front from Eidos in the coming days.
The game, being developed by Crystal Dynamics, is inspired by the first Tomb Raider, from way back in 1996 and is described as a “totally new 2006 adventure for Lara, faithfully preserving the elements which made the original Tomb Raider such a classic, selling over 7 million copies worldwide.”
Eidos’ press release continues, “Using an enhanced ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ game engine, the graphics, technology, physics and engine bring Lara’s adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience.”
Eidos’ big bossman, Ian Livingstone, says of the game,“We’ve captured the essence of what made the original game so special and with today’s technology, created a game that pushes the boundaries of the current gaming consoles. Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a special celebration of Lara’s reign as videogaming’s leading lady”
Speaking about Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary. Kathryn Clements, Senior Brand Manager at Eidos says, “Over the years we have had literally thousands of requests to re-make the original Tomb Raider for today’s gamer, we have gone a step further, we have taken the original story and made a completely new version for Tomb Raider: Anniversary. We are re-telling an incredible story using today’s technology, we’ve taken all of the key moments from the original game and put them into the context of a brand new Tomb Raider adventure which will make fans of the franchise extremely happy but also attract a completely new audience.”