EIDOS ANNOUNCES SHIP DATE FOR LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND ON PSPâ¢ SYSTEM
San Francisco, Calif. (June 13, 2006) â Eidos Interactive, one of the worldâs leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG), confirmed today that Lara Croftâs latest and most anticipated adventure, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legendâ¢, will hit stores for PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system on June 21st in North America.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh title to be released in the Tomb Raiderâ¢ series and marks its first leap into the world of the PSP system. This all-new quest brings Lara face-to-face with her past and takes her on a race to discover one of historyâs most famous artifacts. Lara travels to international exotic locations and returns to the tombs to bring gamers one of the most exciting adventures of her career.
âBringing Lara Croft to the PSP system was an obvious step for the Tomb Raider series,â says Bob Lindsey, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Eidos, Inc. âThe PSP systemâs amazing graphical and technical capabilities allow the gameplay experience of Tomb Raider: Legend for the PSP system to remain true to its console counterparts.â
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend will bring PSP system gamers into the striking and adventure-filled world of Lara Croft with the new single-player Tomb Raider game which now includes three exclusive multi-player modes and a series of unique bonus features. The new features include PSP system-only soundtrack pieces, 3D wallpapers, image galleries and Lara skins exclusive to the PSP system. The three unique-to-the-PSP-system multiplayer gameplay modes offer an exciting challenge to those looking for gameplay of all kinds - intense multiplayer racing, fast-paced head-to-head treasure hunts and extreme obstacle courses.
Having originally launched in 1996, Tomb Raider remains one of the best selling videogame franchises of all time, with over 30 million copies sold and the title continues its legacy of compelling, high-end gaming by bringing it to a new generation of portable gamers. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legendâ¢, the hotly anticipated and most recent title in the series, has already sold almost three million copies worldwide in its first five weeks and retains a top selling position in major world territories.