1696. Tomb Raider Chronicles - UK GAMES INDUSTRY GETS 35MIL FUND
An investment bank on Wednesday launched a $35 million fund to finance development of console and PC games in Britain and give investors a chance to join the treasure trail pioneered by cyber heroine Lara Croft. Noble Fund Managers Ltd, the investment arm of UK-based investment bank Noble Group, said the Fund4Games will work as a kind of project-based venture capital fund and back video game development throughout the UK, home of the hugely successful Tomb Raider series starring Lara Croft.
Last Updated: May 22, 2002
1697. Tomb Raider Chronicles - IUBI SOFT LICENSING DEAL FOR TOMB AIDER
Ubi Soft® Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a licensing agreement with Eidos for Tomb Raider on Game Boy Advance. With the new two-year agreement, Ubi Soft has acquired exclusive worldwide development and publishing rights for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy for the Game Boy ® Advance. The game will be released this Christmas.
Last Updated: May 21, 2002
1698. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOP COW ANNOUNCES AUGUST COMICS
Official Tomb Raider comic-book publishers Top Cow have announced two new paper-back adventures starring fearless aristocrat Lara Croft and a host of evil adversaries all making their commercial debut this August.
Last Updated: May 20, 2002
1699. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOMB RAIDER ICON GETS HER OWN AGENT
Creative Artists Agency, one of the most powerful talent agencies in the business, has added video-game icon Lara Croft to its heavy-hitting client roster with the hopes of securing strategic advertising alliances with non-gaming companies through sports and apparel, consumer product tie-ins and publishing deals. The digital heroine is the first video-game character to be represented by a major talent and literary agency and signals the movie industy's growing interest in the $20 billion video-game business.
Last Updated: May 19, 2002
1700. Tomb Raider Chronicles - DIGITAL LARA CROFT COMES TO LIFE AT E3
Eidos Interactive and Core Design announced today that Lara Croft, character of one of the 1 billion dollar game franchise, will mark her public debut at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 22. Croft, who has previously been portrayed by models Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew, Lara Weller, Lucy Clarkson, Jill de Jong and actress Angelina Jolie, will make several appearances on the expo floor answering questions from the audience and talking about her newest adventure Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.
Last Updated: May 16, 2002