EIDOS MOOTS 'TOMB
RAIDER LEGEND' INFO
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[ May 20th 2005 ]
prepares to close its doors to the gaming industry
for another year, more information has been gleaned
about one of this year's most anticipated titles:
Tomb Raider Legend. Eidos used E3 as a vehicle
to showcase Lara Croft - now under the aegis of
Crystal Dynamics - and fired off some tasters
to wet the appetites of fans of the franchise.
Raider Legend will contain three check points,
and sport three difficulty levels aimed at novices
to seasoned gamers alike. During her adventure,
Lara will meet a new female adversary, perhaps
a haunt from her past, in her quest to untangle
an ancient myth and recover a priceless artifact.
Armed with a battery of new weapons and realistic
moves, Lara Croft will be aided with the latest
technological gizmos including a high tech communicator
which will relay information "back to base" in
an effort to co-ordinate her mission.
Dynamics will use state of the art streaming technology
throughout the game which revolutionises the way
hardware can process graphics by purging redundant
memory. Attention to detail will include apparel
which becomes soiled during Lara's adventures.
Crystal Dynamics have created three monstrous
areas which seamlessly bind game-play and puzzle
solving elements to free roaming adventure and
intrigue. One scene, as depicted in the official
Tomb Raider Legend game trailer, will feature
a huge waterfall in Ghana, Africa, which parts
after the solution of an intricate puzzle.
of Croft Manor will revel in the news that Lara's
mansion will appear in Tomb Raider Legend, and
one can only speculate that Lara's fussing butler
Jeeves may reprise his role. Eidos anticipates
the game will take approx 10-12 hours to complete,
although moot a replay factor for those bent on
exploring every crevice and cranny along the way.
PC, Sony Playstation 2 and XBOX versions will
release simultaneously sometime during the Winter.
Stay tuned for more information and collect a
bevy of E3 media HERE.