on the heels of a recent
trademark request for Tomb Raider Underworld,
the powers at be at Eidos
have also secured the popular Tomb Raider Underworld
domain name, further lending credence to the next
game in the Lara
Croft series having scored a much-hushed title.
to the sharp-shooting eyes of the folk from TradeMork
on Friday, Eidos laid claim with the U.S. patent
office for Tomb Raider Underworld, citing a product
for "games downloadable from a remote computer
location or recorded on CD-ROMs, compact discs,
and game cartridges; downloadable electronic publications
in the nature of newsletters and magazines featuring
action adventure games."
this year, Eidos secured acquisition of BlueFish
Media, on online digital distribution specialist
whose first major push was the release of Tomb
Raider Anniversary via digital medium. The
dispatch of Tomb
Raider 8 is widely expected to exploit this
avenue of release as well as supporting purely
Next-Gen consoles including Xbox 360, Sony PS3
and Windows PC.
Raider 8 - tentatively called Tomb Raider Underworld
- is being developed by acclaimed U.S. developer
Dynamics and has been pencilled in to debut
in 2008. The title is rumoured to be based around
the Mayan Calendar.