EIDOS INKS LARA
CROFT GIG WITH DUCATI
Copyright 2006 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ April 17th 2006 ]
Interactive, one of the world‘s leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software, is pleased
to announce that Lara
Croft will be riding the Ducati Monster and
999 in her new adventure, Lara
Croft Tomb Raider Legend in a worldwide deal
between Eidos and Ducati.
has Lara Croft riding Ducati‘s air-cooled, two-valved
Monster S2R in her latest adventure and features
riding scenes in which Lara relies on the bikes
performance to get her out of some tricky situations.
bike is one of the most famous in motorsports,
the legendary 999. The Ducati 999 is the most
powerful and advanced twin-cylinder engine motorcycle
ever to come out of the Borgo Panigale factory.
It symbolises Ducati‘s long, glorious history
and its domination of the World Superbike Championship.
Lara and Ducati share the same qualities; intelligent
design, refined toughness, distinct style, beautiful
form and world renowned class." said Matt
Gorman, Senior Brand Manager for Tomb Raider Legend.
had to get everything just right. Ducati supplied
specs for the bikes and we recorded the distinct
Ducati engine sounds at the development studio,
Crystal Dynamics, so that the bikes in the game
are as real as we could get them."
is enthusiastic to be part of such a technologically
and graphically advanced videogame”, says Stefania
Clapci, Licensing Director at Ducati Motor Holding
S.p.A. “Having a female heroine riding on Ducati
sport bikes is something completely new, exciting,
and exclusive in the videogame world."
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.
Croft has transcended games in a way no other
character has, including action figures, comic
books and two major motion pictures starring Angelina