ANNOUNCED AS MODEL
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[ August 12th 2008 ]
Interactive Ltd., creator of some of the world's
leading videogame properties, today revealed that
seasoned gymnast Alison
Carroll will be the new face of famed videogame
will portray the internationally recognized heroine
for the next year, with her first appearances
to be made promoting the latest installment to
the gaming franchise, Tomb
Raider Underworld, which ships November 2008.
the essential characteristics at the core of Lara
Croft's personality - brawn, brains and beauty
- Alison Carroll particularly complements this
iteration of Ms. Croft.
Raide Underworld is the first Tomb Raider game
designed to reflect the physical athleticism and
real-world skills required of a world-class adventurer.
With an all-new engine built specifically to exploit
the capabilities of the latest game consoles,
Tomb Raider Underworld depicts Lara as we have
never seen her before with movements and skills
reminiscent of a highly skilled gymnast.
Lara's strength and grace, Alison is an experienced
competitive gymnast who has performed and competed
across the globe. Her more than 12 years of gymnastics
training align perfectly with the game's enhanced
movement set. Throughout her adventure in Tomb
Raider Underworld, Lara faces challenges unlike
anything she's experienced in the past, putting
her own training to the ultimate test.
for this role, Alison is embarking on a regime
that includes survival, combat and semi-automatic
weapons training, as well as world archeology
coursework, all of which complement the mythology
and exploration themes at the heart of the Tomb
Raider franchise. Alison is also enjoying special
early access to the highly anticipated Tomb Raider
Underworld to study Lara's movements, techniques
and personality as a next generation gaming heroine.
is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward
to embracing Lara's world," said Alison Carroll.
"It's unbelievable how realistic her movements
are in Tomb Raider Underworld and it's so gratifying
to be able to use my years of gymnastic training
to portray such a beloved character."
her tremendous athletic ability and striking look,
we feel Alison embodies the spirit and strength
of Lara Croft," said Robert A. Lindsey, executive
vice president of sales and marketing for Eidos
Inc. "We're excited to be working with her
for the launch of Tomb Raider Underworld and beyond,
and can't wait to see the reactions of Tomb
Raider fans around the world to Alison's uncannily
realistic portrayal of Lara."
Alison Carroll Photoshoot