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Sixteen years ago today a new 'next generation' Lara Croft-helmed adventure released in Europe. Tomb Raider Legend would go on to sell 6.4 million units and position Crystal Dynamics as caretaker of the Tomb Raider franchise. Take a trip down memory lane as we mark this milestone by showcasing original assets and new additions from Tomb Raider 25 via the preview image below.

"In setting the stage for the Tomb Raider franchise moving forward, we took ourselves back to Lara's origins, asked ourselves the hard questions and challenged ourselves to think differently," said Chip Blundell, vice president of brand marketing, Eidos Inc. at the time. "Who is Lara Croft? What makes her tick? How is she relevant today? Only by answering these questions could we ensure that gamers get the experience they deserve with the character they love."

Tomb Raider Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

Tomb Raider Legend