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[ June 19th 2008 ]
World is the latest magazine to publish an in-depth
preview of Tomb
Raider Underworld and floats new information
on what to expect from Lara
Croft's forthcoming adventure. The game is
being developed by U.S. studio Crystal Dynamics
and is scheduled for release December 2008.
to bulletin points provided by PSW, Tomb Raider
Underworld opens with an ethereal descent to the
murky depths of the Mediterranean where Lara Croft
discovers proof that the Norse underworld existed
and Thor's legendary hammer is real. The undersea
opener offers up a shoal of sharks and the game's
at Lara Croft's disposal include a spear gun,
her trusty dual pistols, sticky grenades and tranquiliser
guns. A new 'Help On Demand' option features hints
and tips via a PDA (personal digital organiser).
Lara now sports a Sonar Map, which maps her terrain.
to PSW, moisture will affect Lara's grip strength
in a number of levels and the magazine expands
on 'Spherical Harmonics', a new feature developed
by Crystal Dynamics to enhance and manipulate
light and colour within environments. Lara also
has some new toys to play with, most notable a
hybrid snowmobile come all-terrain bike.
herself is armed with a colossal 1,700 new moves,
and Troels Folmann is welding his magic once again
with a series of tightly sown ambient compositions
rather than overblown orchestral scores.
World also features a number of new screenshots
and an artwork of Lara Croft decked out in scuba
gear. The magazine is on sale across the United
Kindom. Thanks to Tomb
Raider Forums for the heads-up.