Eidos Interactive Ltd., one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary will be on store shelves throughout North America from June 5th, 2007 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. As one of the most successful games of all time, selling over seven million copies worldwide, the original Tomb Raider was widely credited for revolutionizing adventure gaming. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary offers players a brand new adventure, inspired by Lara's original adventure.
"Tomb Raider: Anniversary offers Lara fans something highly original, but also offers gamers who are new to Lara, a completely fresh and new action adventure game," said Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Robert Lindsey, Eidos, Inc. Created with an advanced version of the engine used for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, the gameplay mechanics, artificial intelligence and level puzzles of Tomb Raider: Anniversary are now more refined, in-depth and complex. The technology has also enabled all of the nostalgic environments from the original adventure to be envisioned on a much grander scale. Most importantly, Tomb Raider: Anniversary faithfully preserves the elements which made the original such a success.
"The original Tomb Raider made Lara Croft into the digital icon that she is today," said Director of Marketing, Matt Gorman, Eidos, Inc. "Tomb Raider: Anniversary is our way of paying tribute to Lara Croft and the history of the franchise by exploring the roots of what made the Tomb Raider game successful."
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is developed by Crystal Dynamics and will be on store shelves June 5th, 2007 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system will be released shortly thereafter.