Lara's date with PSP announced

Tomb Raider: Legend for Sony's handheld will be released later this month; exclusive PSP content includes multiplayer, skins, wallpaper.

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Lara Croft's latest adventure has already raided consoles in both the US and UK, but her exploration of American handhelds begins later this month. Tomb Raider: Legend for the PlayStation Portable hits North America on June 21; the game was released in the UK on June 9.

The PSP version is a port of the PlayStation 2 version, with some features exclusive to Sony's handheld. Taking advantage of the PSP's Wi-Fi functions, this version will have three multiplayer modes that feature "multiplayer racing, fast-paced head-to-head treasure hunts, and extreme obstacle courses." Tomb raidin' PSPs will also get new skins for Ms. Croft, image galleries, wallpapers, and exclusive songs on the game's soundtrack.

Tomb Raider: Legend is also headed to Nintendo's DS and Game Boy Advance later this year. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's preview of the PSP version, or dig up the PlayStation 2 review.

Discussion

52 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

You people complaining about needing all new content in your PSP version have no idea how the industry works, do you? Opening this franchise up to more platforms is a great move by Eidos that will expose Tomb Raider to a whole new legion of fans. Plus, I like the option of being able to choose what platform I want to use for a specific game. A game that only takes a few hours sounds like a perfect fit for a portable conversion.

Haku_Ryushi
Haku_Ryushi

No it doesnt look like a must buy, but it is interesting...... oh yeah and the late version for America, they added more stuff, so HAHA to u nature elf

nature-elf
nature-elf

PSP Tomb Raider Legend has come out in my country...now savving up....whats the deal with releasing it so late in America

jrricky
jrricky

its not online, they said 'taking advantage of psps wifi capabilities", not an online mulitplayer mode. Doubt anyone will be able to find another person to play the multiplayer mode though.

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Il buy it , and all you out there , whom aint like it , just dont buy it .

Mcortijo01
Mcortijo01

I never bought the console version of this game so it would be perfect for the PSP.

usaokay
usaokay

Lara is having a date with the PSP. Call me PSP from now on.

Hassan05
Hassan05

oh yeah hot lara coming on psp with extra features.this is awsome

ymcop
ymcop

I like Lara, but the PSP ? No! But good luck MY girl !

EddyG0RD0
EddyG0RD0

Niice. Multiplayer? Im getting it.

Maui00
Maui00

multiplayer mode? Sounds good

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Just on the horizon. Online sounds really interesting. Finally, a port I'm excited about.

rynmls
rynmls

i hope this game will be more good than the consoles...

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

I dont own the newest consoles, at least until PS3 drops a notch in price next year. But i enjoy the PSP for when I'm not on a PC or watching TV. And is great whn your away from home. Been a Lara Croft fan since the Original, so a PSP with some nice nice touches for the Portable rocks. Ans Juanfraino, yer missin out, man

rbarahona
rbarahona

This should be an interesting game. If they can make good use of the PSP capabilities, then the game will be awesome!!! It's good to read that Eidos is bringing the game to more platforms.

Killagorilla27
Killagorilla27

yay...another watered down port for us PSP owners...thanks guys.... at least the character models look nice enough.

tha_1for_u
tha_1for_u

im sure the loading time will be crazy the game is garbage anyway 6 hours lol

Teoballto
Teoballto

This is out in europe now. I find it impressive that they actually got the whole game on to a UMD, nothing has been ripped out. and it looks quite good. The bad thing is that it's just a bad port, the framerate really sucks, sometimes it's just like playing Myst. since you only have one analog stick the controls also suck. they are really unprecise. That's my 2 cents

MiDiD24
MiDiD24

too bad she is missing out a second analog stick

KIELW93
KIELW93

Yay, another PSP console port...just what my PSP library needs :roll: I'm sure SOMEBODY out there will like it though.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

the upcoming GameCube version is enhanced above the other consoles. just FYI, Lara fans

gamerchikrpg
gamerchikrpg

i'm very excited for.....crappy controls.

lakai0rdie
lakai0rdie

Obstacle courses in the old Tomb Raider were always fun to do. I haven't played this version, but an old butler sure would be awesome, or even just the mansion. I hope the old ones are released for the PS1 PSP emulator.

OtterX
OtterX

I would have rather seen them put Tomb Raider 1, 2, and 3 in a collection on one UMD.... but definately not a port of the new Legend, because i just finished playing it and beating it. I was already mad at myself for paying $50 for such a short game the first time... I'm definately not going to make that mistake again with this PSP port.

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

Meh, a dumbed down port. This will in no way exceed the console, nor will it provide it's own unique experience considering it will play remotely like the PS2 version.

mccoy26
mccoy26

Wonder if it will have a "nude code". HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

comthitnuong psp wasnt made for shooters Sounds like you dont even own a PSP, because if you did you would have never said that, look at SOCOM, and syphon filter

ranglah33
ranglah33

Can it be called a port if it comes out less than two months later? I just assume that they would've liked to release alongside the other versions (in fact, it was originally slated to come out a week or two after the others), but were unable to do so because they had to tweak the game a little more, which is understandable when translating to a handheld. I can see how no one would buy it if they own(ed) a console or PC version. But for those who don't have the console versions, it may be a good option. So for any of you complaining and wishing it would be a new TR game.....screw that! That seems a bit excessive.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Isn't it a little too late to release PSP version?

B-bad
B-bad

maybe worth a look. an original game even if it was just a side story would of been nicer.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

I think the game took maybe 6 hours. I still don't understand why someone would buy a port, but a hey if you want a slimed down version go ahead.

AlexJ-
AlexJ-

Not to interested in PSP ports, but nonetheless I could see PSP owners picking this up.

correster
correster

cant wait!!! i really hope that this game is good!!!

Agreb91
Agreb91

I didnt play the console ones, and this one looks like a game PSP owners should try out

gnbfd
gnbfd

Everyone loves their wallpapers. :roll:

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I rented it for my 360 and liked it I might want to go out and try it also on my PSP.I also can't wait until the next Lara Croft game comes out.THat being the 10 anniversary one.With a couple of old games in one with a couple of other goodies too.That one will only be on the PSP and I for one am looking forward to that one more but this is good too.

SNKrock
SNKrock

they did add multiplayer. A new game of some kind would have been better seeing as how it wasnt going to release around the console versions. I wont buy UMD movies over cus I already own em on DVD, and this isnt any better.

flintgijoe
flintgijoe

Well, the more games for PSP the better I guess. Dosn't seem like a must buy.

juanfraino
juanfraino

dont have a psp. so dont really care for now.

samuelnoir
samuelnoir

Maybe they could have added a co-oop mode (am I asking too much?)

megaunit
megaunit

Its funny how they say the word exclusive so much like its gonna make a difference if we will buy it or not, these people need to step up their game and make like a whole new tomb raider for PSP and stop being lazy, I could see if they added online multiplayer modes or something and some new story lines.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Racing with laracroft???:P seems funny. Anyways better be nice game(since its not a direct port and all)

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

This game was pretty good on the XBox, finished it in no time though. The PSP version is not worth getting, since the multiplayer modes announced seem to be quite dull.