TOMB RAIDER LEGEND
ON XBOX 360 DATED
Copyright 2006 Eidos plc
[ March 20th 2006 ]
Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software, today
confirms that Lara Croft Tomb
Raider Legend will be released for Xbox 360
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
on April 11th in North America and April 7th in
Europe, in line with the release of previously
announced versions for the PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system, Xbox video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PC.
unbelievable visuals that take full advantage
of Microsoft's next-generation video game and
entertainment system, Lara's premiere on Xbox
360 is grounded in the series' tomb raiding roots.
Created by Crystal
Dynamics, Lara exploits the power of Xbox
360 with its newly created graphics system for
Tomb Raider Legend.
support for real-time per pixel lighting, shadows
and normal-mapping among other improvements, the
Tomb Raider world achieves new heights of atmosphere,
tension and beauty. New levels of detail and texture
yield realistic effects on Lara herself as she
gets dirty and wet during her expeditions through
the rugged terrain of the environments she explores.
360 allows us to bring Lara to life like never
before with intricately animated expressions,
fluid movement and realistic abilities like never
before," said Matt Gorman, Senior Brand Manager
for Tomb Raider, "It enables us to make the Tomb
Raider experience far more realistic and immersive
in a next generation, high-definition world; dynamic,
lush, living realms that are wholly Tomb Raider,
and that belong completely to Lara Croft, the
likes of which has never been seen on any console."
Croft Tomb Raider Legend is the seventh title
to be released in the Tomb Raider series, which
originally launched in 1996 and is still one of
the best selling videogame franchises of all time,
with over 28 million copies sold.