Eidos announces that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is now in North
Redwood City, CA (June 6, 2007) – Corks are flying across
the continent as Eidos and Crystal Dynamics toast the release of Lara Croft Tomb
Raider: Anniversary, which ships to North American retailers today.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a celebration of Lara’s original
adventure in an entirely new Crystal Dynamics game. In 1996 the original Tomb
Raider video game launched and introduced the world to Lara Croft, one of the
entertainment industry’s most successful and prolific cross-over properties.
“The anniversary edition is a fan-inspired celebration bridging Lara Croft’s
groundbreaking past with a revived passion for new adventures and technical
advancements,” said Bill Gardner, president and CEO of Eidos Inc. “Lara Croft is
at the doorway of a new decade, and we’ve made sure she’s ready to face exciting
new challenges in the world of entertainment.”
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary takes advantage of more than 10 years of
technical advances to faithfully recreate the sense of isolation, suspense and
surprise of the original title, but with greatly expanded environments, enhanced
puzzles, updated weapons and the smooth, athletic character movements introduced
in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend in 2006.
Said Matt Gorman, director of marketing at Eidos Inc., “Tomb Raider: Anniversary
is an exciting adventure for fans of the franchise and a great introduction to
Lara Croft for a whole new generation of consumers.”
The first Tomb Raider game sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Lara
Croft went on to become a global entertainment icon, gracing more than 200
magazine covers, touring with U2 and topping $1 billion in brand equity. In
total, the franchise has sold more than 30 million games, inspired two feature
films and produced comic books, animated series and countless other licensed
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary was developed by Crystal Dynamics, with
versions available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and
Windows PC under Windows Vista™. Versions for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
system and the Wii™ console are forthcoming.