Lara's Anniversary dated

Eidos shipping Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary to North American stores on June 5 for PlayStation 2, PC.

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Forgetting an anniversary is relationship suicide, but when that anniversary involves a woman packing some serious heat, it could turn to excruciating homicide. Eidos wants gamers to take note (for their own protection, of course): the PC and PlayStation 2 editions of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary have been dated for a June 5 release in North America.

"Forget our anniversary, and you won't be sleeping on the couch. You'll be sleeping with the fishes."

The game is a remake of the original Tomb Raider, the first game to feature one of the industry's most recognizable icons, the buxom heroine Lara Croft. Anniversary is based on Lara's first adventure, but it's powered by the same engine used in 2006's Tomb Raider: Legend and features some new twists.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is rated T for Teen. A PlayStation Portable version is also in the works but has not yet been given a release date. For more on the game, read GameSpot's hands-on preview.

Discussion

80 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

I am a little surprised that they're not going for the full spectrum of platforms that were covered by Tomb Raider: Legend (e.g. XBOX, XBOX 360, GameCube) but on the other hand, it is nice to see them taking the Anniversary edition back to the series' roots on the PC and PlayStation. As a side note, I know that many people dislike the PSP for the number of ports it receives from the PS2, but at times like this I think it's a great thing. It allows the PSP access to one of the greatest game libraries of all time.

charmed23
charmed23

Too bad they don't make any Xbox version.

OfficerDonNZ
OfficerDonNZ

Now if they'd only do a xbox 360 version I'd be a happy panda. Somwhow though I don't see it happaning.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

I don't care, but thank you SOOOO much for that pic of Karima Adebibe :D What can I say, I'm a fan...

Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

Seriously they got a new girl to model as Lara Croft? I mean thats like taking the likeness of anyone other than Patrick Stewart as prof x for any Xmen game ever since Xmen the movie came out.. Angelina now and forever is Lara Croft

mkurts
mkurts

Not again - the scourge of Lara returns to haunt PC gaming. All Bosom and no gameplay - purely created to satisfy its fan base that craves for more of her pixelated sexiness. Pathetic.

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

Forget the face, man. That's just limiting yourself. Check out her... eyes...

blackwar1
blackwar1

i hope my computer can play new version

kornopolis
kornopolis

That chicks kinda fugly to me, I'd rather angelina jolie

AceCometh
AceCometh

I didn't like the controls of the first Tomb Raider games. So if that has been updated along with the graphics, I might be investing in one last PS2 game.

Peltz999
Peltz999

Karima Adebibe is the lady on the pic

NightRain
NightRain

No, that girl looks like Denise Richards. Anyway... she's hot. :)

sandy4v
sandy4v

Tomb Raider serious is the game which really made me get into the gaming universe so much today i have become a hardcore gamer games have changed and evolved so much in time but I still think that Tomb raider is one the best games ever produced by the gaming industry

Lawrencevanrijn
Lawrencevanrijn

The first two were great. I still have the first game for PSX1. Getting it for PSX2 is a must. The fact that it will not appear on PSX3 was the final reason to canccel my PSX3. No matter how corny peope think TR1 was. It was and still is one of the few games that threw around our perspective on gaming. These are the moments we cherish forever.

Irve
Irve

still have no idea why there isn't a 360 version of this game .... madness really ! Still , i'll pick it up on PC when it's £5

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

who is that lara in the article's photo? much hotter than a. jolie.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

and we all thought that the legacy of Lara Croft is over...this is mouth watering!

zsc4
zsc4

I'll be picking this game up for the PC...

KingKoop
KingKoop

We (EU) get it on May 25th? Same day as Mario Strikers charged?? It's gonna be a good day for gaming! 8)

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

I have high hopes for this one. The original TR is the only one that I really loved. It conveyed a sense of desolation and lonely atmosphere. Hopefully the remake retains that. I didn't like being connected via headset to your crew on Legend. Though I still liked Legend, it just didn't feel as much like Tomb Raider with all the chatter.

Rtisan
Rtisan

I've been looking forward to this game for a long time! Lara Croft ROCKS! :D

azizrulez
azizrulez

ohhhhhhhhhh more LARA hotness, no seriously i hope it a bit better than Legend, i liked Legend but it was lacking in a few departments

pcmacro
pcmacro

That girl looks like beyonce

Pete5506
Pete5506

It should be good, I think

vaejas
vaejas

Whelp, at least the background is more fake than the model this time. She's a nice lass.

Sergsky
Sergsky

For an Anniversary title they should have done a next gen version . I'd like to know what made them take that bussiness decision. Is not like they don't have the engine running already on 360.

Eclipse_ShinRa
Eclipse_ShinRa

@Pwnosaurus_Rex. I say it come to the 360.. It would be crazy for them not to bring it here :P

JamesL007
JamesL007

I hope this lives up to the hype, the last tomb raider was ok, peace

Vulpis
Vulpis

Heh. Amusing--I do hope that blasted 'hop across the torch pillars to grab the lead bar while on a timer' puzzle is a bit easier this time around. That and the 'run around one side of the pit to hit one lever, then run around to the other side to the other lever, then run back to the middle before the timers run out' bit from the second game are my least favorite TR puzzles. :-/ Meanwhile...I'm even more amused that these companies are virtually ignoring the PS2, and cranking out more titles for PS2. Kinda says something...

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Wow....she's a babe....(drools all over keyboard). Doesn't mean I'll buy the game though.

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

IDC i want a new one! Legends was fun i thought but now i want more!

chance6002
chance6002

wait soo... the game is gonna be released on June 5th? that is SOO stupid! first they said April, then they said May, now JUNE!?!??!!? ::screams:: why r they torturing us?????? =[

necronom_iv
necronom_iv

i'm hoping this turns out good because i loved the original game.

BlueBirdTS
BlueBirdTS

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mitu123
mitu123

Yeah, I'm going to upgrade my pc before that day, and buy it as soon as possible since I enjoyed Legends and never played the first game on Playstation. With all the graphical details cranked up and anti lasing, it will look way better than the PS2 version. I wonder if it would support the Next Generation graphics like Legend does on PC...

bcolter
bcolter

This one is going on my shopping list... I really enjoyed Legend!