EIDOS TO ANNOUNCE
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[ June 17th 2003 ]
new fears of a further delay to Lara Croft Tomb
Raider The Angel Of Darkness for the Sony Playstation
2 and PCDROM, Eidos Interactive has confirmed
a new release schedule will be announced this
afternoon, but remains tight-lipped on which titles
will be effected. This comes amid speculation
the London based publisher will not meet the previously
announced June 20th commercial debut for the sixth
Core Design developed Lara Croft Tomb Raider adventure.
of a possible delay has done nothing to throttle
Eidos PLCs share price which has soared 5.5% to
157.00 since trade began this morning. Check back
here for regular updates.
GMT. June 18th. Follow press release from Eidos
, one of the world's leading publishers and developers
of entertainment software, will release the highly-anticipated
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
in North America on June 20th for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system. Tomb Raider is
the most popular computer and console video game
series of all time. Since Lara made her debut
in 1996, the Tomb Raider series has sold more
than 28 million units worldwide.
Raider franchise will be supported by a massive
television, print, radio and online campaign to
support the release of the video game and Paramount
Pictures' Tomb Raider film sequel "The Cradle
of Life" scheduled for US release on July 25,
2003. Lara Croft will also have a very high-level
television presence this summer via key partnerships
with Paramount, Visa, Panasonic and Jeep. Print
buys for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of
Darkness have been scheduled for July through
September issues of men's magazines including
Maxim, Stuff, and FHM along with an 18 city outdoor
campaign to include bus kings, shelters, and billboards
along with live radio reads on the "Howard Stern
Show" in the same 18 markets. "The Cradle of Life"
film will be supported by heavy advertising and
promotions with partners Panasonic and Jeep's
created the biggest and most diverse Tomb Raider
marketing campaign to date," said Chip Blundell,
Director of Marketing at Eidos US. "With marketing
partners including Paramount, Visa, Panasonic
and Jeep, Lara Croft will not only dominate the
gaming industry, but build on her status as a
major pop culture icon," continued Blundell.
Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, the
gaming world's most famous heroine returns as
both hunter and hunted relying on her ingenuity,
athleticism and a new edge to her personality.
The game also introduces a new playable character,
Kurtis Trent, who works alongside Lara to help
clear her name from a murder suspicion and clean
up a most desperate situation. Players must traverse
an intricately detailed world, taking them from
the back streets of Paris to the depths of Prague.
GMT. June 18th. A well placed and reliable source
has confirmed to us that Lara Croft Tomb Raider:
The Angel Of Darkness will release in Europe by
the end of the month. U.S. gamers can expect to
receive copies of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The
Angel Of Darkness on Sony Playstation 2 from June
20th. Eidos Interactive are expected to make an
annoucement later this week.
GMT. June 18th. Still no word from Eidos. Some
diversionary humour to pass the time...
and her son were flying Qantas from Perth to Sydney
(in seats 24E and 24F). The son, who had been
looking out the window, turned to his mother and
said, "Why don't big planes have baby planes?"
The mother, who couldn't think of an answer, told
her son to ask the flight attendant. So, the little
boy asked the flight attendant, "If big dogs have
baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't
big planes have baby planes..?"
attendant, looking rather sheepish, asked, "Did
your mother tell you to ask me that?" The boy
said that she had. With a clever grin, the flight
attendant whispered boldly, "Tell your mother
it's because Qantas always pulls out on time."
GMT. June 18th. All quiet on the Eidos Front,
but JK Rowling confirms Harry Potter is good to
GMT. June 17th. Having spoken to Eidos Interactive
this morning to clarify exactly when Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness would release,
we're still waiting for the release schedule update
the company said it would announce this afternoon.
We're also wondering if the release schedule update
has been delayed.