March 20, 2006
Confirms Xbox 360 Release Date For Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
Eidos has also released new screens for the
Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading
publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Lara
Croft Tomb Raider: Legend will be released for Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft on April 11th in North America and April 7th
in Europe, in line with the release of previously announced versions for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PC.
Delivering unbelievable visuals that take full
advantage of Microsoft’s next-generation video game and entertainment system,
Lara’s premiere on Xbox 360 is grounded in the series’ tomb raiding roots.
Created by Crystal Dynamics, Lara exploits the power of Xbox 360 with its newly
created graphics system for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend.
With support for real-time per pixel lighting,
shadows and normal-mapping among other improvements, the Tomb Raider world
achieves new heights of atmosphere, tension and beauty. New levels of detail and
texture yield realistic effects on Lara herself as she gets dirty and wet during
her expeditions through the rugged terrain of the environments she explores.
“Xbox 360 allows us to bring Lara to life like
never before with intricately animated expressions, fluid movement and realistic
abilities like never before,” said Matt Gorman, Senior Brand Manager for Tomb
Raider, “It enables us to make the Tomb Raider experience far more realistic and
immersive in a next generation, high-definition world; dynamic, lush, living
realms that are wholly Tomb Raider, and that belong completely to Lara Croft,
the likes of which has never been seen on any console.”
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh
title to be released in the Tomb Raider™ series, which originally launched in
1996 and is still one of the best selling videogame franchises of all time, with
over 28 million copies sold.
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