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Ships Ahoy - Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Eidos announces that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is now in North American stores:

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 products.

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.

16. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2007, 17:04 MyRealName
It's flattering that you give my words such importance that it's worth debating over such arbitrary interpretations, but really...
That statement suggests that there haven't been any good TRs since TR2. TR: Legend was good.
It does not suggest that. Here's the quote again:
This'll be the first one I've bought since TR2, the last title before the series went to hell.
The statement includes the following two assertions:
1. I haven't bought any Tomb Raider titles since TR2.
2. The series went to hell after TR2.

It makes absolutely no reference, direct or implied, about Legend.
So the guy is right, in that the OP ignored the fact the Legend was a pretty good game and did enough to restore the integrity.
Let's look at the statement:
Looks like they've done a nice job on this, and have a good shot at restoring integrity to Tomb Raider
In other words,
1. It looks like (from the demo and previews and chatter around community forums) they've done a nice job.
2. They have a shot at restoring the integrity of Tomb Raider.

This comes down to opinion, of course. You may think everything's just peachy, while someone else may not. Others may be more wary than you to trust Eidos again, simply because one or two good titles have come. The statement doesn't explicitly exclude any positive effect Legend may have had on the series, nor does it suggest that one and only one title can (or should) make everything right; it states only that they "have a good shot at restoring integrity to Tomb Raider", in one fan's opinion (needless to say).

Now hopefully we're done reading whatever we wish into others' words for the sake of trolling an argument out. Oh wait, I'd forgotten this was Bluesnews.

Edit: seriously, think about this: we are apparently all fans (some of us for more than 10 years), now arguing over perception of what one person may or may not have meant, for... what? It really is ridiculous here at times.

This comment was edited on Jun 6, 17:20.
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