Eidos Announces North American Ship Date for ‘Tomb Raider: Underworld’

2008-07-15 05:00:00

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15 /EMWPresswire/ -- Eidos Interactive,

creator of some of the world's leading videogame properties, today

announces the November 18th, 2008 ship date for the highly anticipated,

upcoming entry to the illustrious Tomb Raider franchise, Tomb Raider:

Underworld, throughout North America with the European ship date following

on November 21st, 2008.



    The game will ship to retailers simultaneously for the Xbox 360(TM)

video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment

system, Wii(TM), PlayStation(R)2, Nintendo DS, and PC Games for Windows

platforms. With development led by Crystal Dynamics, developers of the

recent Tomb Raider blockbusters, Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider:

Anniversary, Tomb Raider: Underworld takes players on an epic adventure,

where they will face greater challenges and choices than ever before.



    Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series

that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft

uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse God

Thor, a weapon rumored to have the power to smash mountains into valleys

and destroy the Gods themselves.



    Setting an epic journey around the globe in motion, Lara visits the

ruins of ancient civilizations, collecting clues that lead her to a

forgotten power that could lay waste to all civilization. Exploiting the

power and capabilities of next generation consoles, Lara must hunt for

clues across larger than life environments, seen with exquisite, detailed

clarity. Solving multifaceted puzzles, facing foes both animal and

supernatural, players have the aid of enhanced weapons and abilities, as

they explore the secrets of the past.



    Also coming to the Wii and Nintendo DS consoles, Tomb Raider:

Underworld for these systems features exclusive additions not included on

other platforms. The Wii version includes an archaeological toolkit

exclusive to this console that allows players to excavate hidden areas and

secrets with the aid of a compressed air gun, acetylene torch, chisel and

pliers.



    "Tomb Raider: Underworld takes the franchise to places it has not yet

been, in terms of action, visual fidelity, technical achievement, and

overall fun," commented Robert Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales

and Marketing, Eidos Inc. "Tomb Raider has never looked, acted or played so

life-like before; built for next generation systems, and next generation

gamers, Lara Croft will traverse massive, detailed, environments, with all

the skills and abilities she would have in real life."



    About Eidos Inc.



    Eidos Interactive Inc. is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG)

creators of some of the world's leading videogame properties. Eidos

consists of offices across Europe and the US and several development

studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios

and Eidos Montreal. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of

intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex and Just

Cause.





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