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Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh game in the Tomb Raider series. After the
disappointment fans had from the last Tomb Raider game, Angel of Darkness, this
next installment should go back to the roots of Tomb Raider games. I have always
been a fan of the series. I do agree that the last game kinda sucked. It was
released too early, and the game was plagued with bugs and errors. Even after
installing the released patch, the game was very buggy. The information about
this new game looks very good, so I'm hoping it is better than the last one.
Here is the official press release from Eidos about the new Tomb Raider game:
EIDOS ANNOUNCES TOMB RAIDER LEGEND
Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of
entertainment software, today reveals the first details, including
title, in-game character model and brand direction, of the next
adventure for video gaming's leading lady. Lara Croft Tomb Raider:
Legend is grounded in Lara Croft's tomb raiding roots and built to
challenge even the most accomplished serial adventurer.
"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. "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."
Eighteen months ago, Tomb Raider team members at Crystal Dynamics
embarked on their own quest to rediscover Lara Croft. During their
soul-searching mission, they unearthed past consumer surveys, conducted
new research, re-read every game review, listened to lots of passionate
pleas and opinions from gamers and re-played through every Tomb Raider
product. From this introspection and open-minded search for a fresh
perspective, Tomb Raider: Legend was born.
As a result, Eidos is evolving the brand while building on the original
values of compelling character and suspense-filled adventure gameplay.
Crystal Dynamics has brought together the biggest and most diverse
development team in Tomb Raider history and recruited Lara Croft's
original creator Toby Gard as the lead character designer.
"Even before the first title launched, Lara Croft had to fight her way
into the Tomb Raider franchise, since at the time most game characters
were muscle-bound blokes," said Gard. "The Lara Croft character is
resilient and totally unstoppable. In Tomb Raider: Legend, we explore
these core personality traits and reveal the Lara Croft gamers have been
waiting to see."
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.
Eidos and Crystal Dynamics shaped Lara's look and movements to be an
inherent extension of her skills, motivation and personality. Lara's
character model features natural structure, realistic textures, detailed
facial features, reactive eyes and fluid motion, all of which make her
part of a living environment.
New character animations and controls allow her to move through stunning
environments with grace and precision, while an understanding of the
game's original appeal reinvigorates the fundamental explore-and-solve
adventure experience. Tomb Raider: Legend is slated for release on the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PC and the Xbox® video game
system from Microsoft.
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