When Eidos first announced that it would be releasing Tomb Raider: Anniversary for the Xbox 360 in episodic fashion, the plan was to put the game on Xbox Live as of last month, and then to follow up with a retail release by the end of the year. Eidos today confirmed North American and European release dates for the retail game, and it appears that plans have changed.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary will arrive on shelves in North America on October 23, with a release across the pond on October 26. The downloadable versions of the game will arrive for both regions in November. However, customers who choose to download the game rather than purchase the retail version will need to have a copy of Tomb Raider: Legend.
Eidos has previously said that the game's four episodes will be split into two downloads (each including the introductory Croft Manor level), and will sell for a total of 2400 Microsoft points ($30). Tomb Raider: Anniversary is already available on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PC. A Wii version is also set for release later this year.