Lara Croft raiding Wii Nov. 13

10th anniversary edition of iconic heroine's classic adventure hits Nintendo's console next month.

This week, Eidos is releasing to retail the Xbox 360 version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary. Although it typically doesn't take much for the buxom heroine to turn heads of her own accord, Eidos is capitalizing on the increased attention anyway by announcing that Wii gamers will have a chance to go hands-on with Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Anniversary on November 13.

Similar to the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PC versions already out, Crystal Dynamics' game is a fleshed-out version of the original Tomb Raider, which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. Bringing Lara into the 21st century, Crystal Dynamics is implementing the same engine used in last year's Tomb Raider: Legend. The Wii version will also feature fully integrated motion-sensing controls.

As with the Xbox 360 version, Tomb Raider: Anniversary is rated T for Teen and will retail for $39.99. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage and the review of the PS2 edition of the game.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

57 comments
gordanfreeman53
gordanfreeman53

This looks awesome, I have the PC and psp versions but this one looks like the best one.

Zabadack
Zabadack

they really need to release this before SMG or they won't make any money at all people can't afford to buy 2 games at once unless they're "must buy" kinda games and tomb raider isn't one of those, it's something you'd like to play but not a must have

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

Wow, only $39.99, has a hot girl in it, and is a classic tomb raider game? Not to mention I saw the demo, it looks awesome...only problem is..which one to get....? 360 or wii??

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

Ah, a "new" game for a new system costing less than $50, (see Prince of Persia, everybody else gets it why didn't you?) I love the Wii. And now my Gamecube Tomb Raider Legend will have a companion.

marcocat
marcocat

I don't have any version, I'll buy it... And because of the wiimote.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I already have the PS2 version anyways, no need to upgrade

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

This game should retail for $19.99. It's an old game and updating it a little and adding motion sensing controls don't make it a full retail game. Also, this HAS to have the "nude Lara" code sneaked in...

enoslives7
enoslives7

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]

lamprey263
lamprey263

I can't imagine how motion controls will enhance this experience, but oh well

langer25
langer25

tomb raider is so 4 years ago

1357900
1357900

I think the Gamespot writers purposely wrote this article headline,{& others like it, with "trigger" words}, so at a passing glance, it'd look like it said, "riding", instead of "raiding", & thusly all us male gamers would of course click. This port may have gimmicky controls, & that's it. I'll be keeping tabs on this game, nonetheless. And you can always rest assured, every Lara Croft-centric article, will always have at least, 1 hormonally powered comment. But on the game itself, maybe it won't have less-than-par type controls, be they gimmicky, or not. A day after SMG? Maybe the 2 games will sell equally, because of both being popular franchises, & both being released virtually simultaneously. In any event, we'll all have to wait it out- it'll be out only in 19 days from now. I think TR is like Mario; they{Edios} only release one every few years, to keep the franchise alive. I don't think TR is virtually dead. But I could be wrong. I don't know.

Vong_Assassin
Vong_Assassin

Released the day AFTER SMG? Are you sure you want to do that Eidos? lol

Warfust
Warfust

If they do this well, I may pick it up. If not, I won't cry over another bad port.

jackfatal
jackfatal

tomb raider is almost a dead game!! y they dont get it till now? we need new IP's! uncharted looks similar to tomb raider but its a new IP so i guess am gonna try out that one!!

wiidominance
wiidominance

Yup, good point, no wonder why those third-party publishers are not doing well, they are just porting games and expect people to buy them with no complaints ... meanwhile.. nintendo and few others are doing the real job.. at any rate, whoever is more serious will make more serious money .

bardkieran
bardkieran

ya know, Ive never played a tomb raider game before. I guess it'll finally be time to see what people have been talking about all these years.

windblade - Assasin's Creed isnt coming to the wii, as far as I know. the wii owners wont have to decide between the two, so its sales will go unaffected by that info

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Dualmask your post is the exact reason why im still not wanting to pay 250 for a wii. Feels like Nintendo is the only one that can make perfect motion sensing.

Harden_hawk
Harden_hawk

I've bought this game over a decade ago, and still own it. :P

Dualmask
Dualmask

I do hope this turns out well, but I have a feeling this is just going to be another shoddy port with badly implemented motion controls. Having played it extensively enough, I can't imagine the motion sensing serving any particular purpose in the game. It doesn't really matter to me because I already have the PSP version, but I just hope the motion controls are some kind of benefit, just so the Wii can lose the bad port and bad 3rd party stigma.

OtakuRay
OtakuRay

mmm....... I will wait the next Tomb raider

ninjarat
ninjarat

Hmm, I don't know if this'll work. Lets hope that the wiimote & nuchuck are both indidual guns!

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Windblade91 bah assassin's creed will own its sales it comes ou tthe same day or the 14th No everyone wants to own Assassin's creed though, I know i don't, but both will be owned by Mario Galaxy anyway.

Windblade91
Windblade91

bah assassin's creed will own its sales it comes ou tthe same day or the 14th

retrofraction12
retrofraction12

this game was good but porting everything to the wii is going to make people hate thirdparty software.

Tashanvaliant
Tashanvaliant

"Hand's on"? I am pretty sure that is some bad pun

Lumenadducere
Lumenadducere

Meh, already got it on the PS2. It's nice for those who only have the Wii, though...it's actually a decent game.

GrimBee
GrimBee

I like the Wii - I LOVE Tomb Raider... somehow, I don't think that the two platforms will merge together well. I been jumping around with lara with just the press of one button. Having to jump by raising the wii remote up? For me, a TR veteran, its just going to be "wiierd". I am really looking forward to the extra content (and hope it comes in a nice box like the ps2 version!) but I also hope that, for the sake of people who haven't played this game yet, that the game has a classic controller control-scheme worked in. I mean, how hard can it be to put an option in like that!!. My ideal version of the controls would be the classic controller, and then pick up the wii remote to use it as a tool. And if you want the nunchaku/wii remote configuration, you can fire both guns with seperate hands. Somehow - I don't think that this game will get the seriously cool control scheme, just a gimmicky one. The wii's controls are amazing, but the developers are just amazingly lazy at working them in. I doubt that this game will prove me wrong :( But its tomb raider, so I am honoured to buy it :)

GrimBee
GrimBee

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

PS360Fanboy
PS360Fanboy

i can see this coming, nintendo players try to make lara jump over a very steep cliff side instead the wii remote sensors go wrong and lara goes over, Hi-larious, the downfall of owning a wii, sensors.....

ftjx
ftjx

I'll be damned if the controls actually work with this one

xcollector
xcollector

I hated the first tomb raider because of the stupid psx d-pad controls. If they get the controls spot on for the wii version like Capcom did with RE4 I am so getting this.

KingChainz31684
KingChainz31684

oh and for people who say wii can't handle ports play RE4 on the wii it was absolutely the best version of the game the control integration was amazing i think if they spent enough time on it it iwll be good

KingChainz31684
KingChainz31684

it will be interesting to see how they integrate the controls lol major potential here....i mostly hope they fix the controls i mean she has her clothes on so what is constantly looking at her butt going to truely do for me also maybe fix the colision detection when trying to grab ledges sometimes you hit a ledge by a lot and then you slide through it i might rent it for the wii but its just a port so i have already done did it a while ago.

scmbg
scmbg

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

grafkhun
grafkhun

i got the ps2 version for cheaper already :P but its cool that its coming out on other systems.

Jebril
Jebril

SERIOUSLY ITS BUTT!! Its always aiming at Laura's BUTT! Especially when I need to make a jump to another cliff or something it aims at Laura.

Jebril
Jebril

I have it for the 360 no need to get more versions of it, its good but the camera is but tin the game.

fatzombiepigeon
fatzombiepigeon

"Lara Croft riding Wii" is what I thought I saw. Dead serious. If that's what I had thought I had seen, I'd have stopped everything I was doing and look for pics.

BuryMe
BuryMe

I think I'l be waiting to get this used. SMG is comming out so close to then

Erebus
Erebus

"Lara Croft riding Wii" is what I thought I saw. :) Dead serious.

Genexi2
Genexi2

Bit expensive, being a college student, if I wanted the game, I'd just pick-up the PC version, which last I saw in stores was selling for a measly $19.99, compared to the $39 this Wii version is going for...

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I'm happy with what I have as it is. From my experiance, Wii ports are really not worth it. Perhaps if it was only for the Wii, then it would be good.

link631
link631

its ok idk if i will get it for $39.99

matt_dangelo
matt_dangelo

idk if ill get this..i'd rather get uncharted drakes fortune.....

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Little late to the party don't ya think?

Spongemario
Spongemario

Mario vs. Croft....hmmm....this outta be good.

books83
books83

Ouch going against Mario is going to be tough to get sales.

wiz4ha
wiz4ha

The added gameplay enhancements with the Wii Remote will make this one a definite buy for me. Should be good!

ColdK
ColdK

Good so many good November wii games coming out (what does FTW means)