Tomb Raider: Legend golden

Lara Croft now all set to make her return to PS2 and PC, debut on Xbox and Xbox 360 on April 11.

Three years ago, Eidos shipped Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness across the globe. Hopes for the game were high, as it was the series' debut on the PlayStation 2 and was released alongside the major motion picture Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. But instead of taking the world by storm, the game tanked, thanks to lackluster reviews. So poor were its sales that Paramount Pictures blamed it for dragging down Cradle of Life--the $90-million-plus-budgeted would-be blockbuster took in a paltry $65 million at the box office.

Determined to learn from its mistakes, Eidos switched development from British developer Core Design Ltd. to US-based studio Crystal Dynamics. It also rehired Toby Gard, cocreator of the original Tomb Raider, to help oversee development of the game, which features a redesigned version of series heroine Lara Croft.

How did Gard & Co. do? Gamers will soon be able to see for themselves. Eidos has announced that Tomb Raider: Legend has gone gold. The game is now set to ship on April 11, when it will return to the PS2 and PC platforms. The date will also see the Tomb Raider series arrive on the Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms for the first time. A PSP version of the game is also in the works and is slated to ship later this year.

All versions of Tomb Raider: Legend are rated T for Teen by the ESRB. The Xbox 360 version will retail for $59.99, the current-generation console editions for $49.99, and the PC edition for $39.99. For an extensive look at a near-final build of the game, check out GameSpot's recent hands-on preview.

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38 comments
MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Now I understand why some people don't like games going multiplatform... It ruins them and when they come to the DS, they are nothing but trash. I.E.... King Kong.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

I read somewhere that it's going to be for the DS... Wow, that's a waste of good game cards...

rkerkenb
rkerkenb

Okay..please humor a n00b. What does it mean? To say that a game has "gone gold"? Please, I'd really like to know.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm actually looking forward to TR:L.

thekey
thekey

Oh boy! Crystal Dynamics!I remeber that was the same dev company that brought us that basket ball game with no NBA licsence for the illfated 3DO so we'll see how this game is going to be. They're probaly not much better then CORE.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

tomb raider. a disappointment since the first one. a big MEH from me.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

the Croft legacy will always be alive what ever happends

Doolum
Doolum

looking forward to the PSP version and hopefully the one that will be lined with the PS3 launch......

WeeWeeJumbo
WeeWeeJumbo

Tomb Raider games are uniformly awful.

strahd01
strahd01

ill wait for this to come to the platnium collection in a year for 360

Staxx99
Staxx99

I looked at the news...........and it was good

PuRePlaYa23
PuRePlaYa23

awesome im getting it even if it sux

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Yeah.....like i said i bought it over a YEAR AGO when they first came out PLUS it has 256mb of mem on it what's yours got 128?? AND yours is a GS....don't even compare NOOB lol When I built my PC to play games, I mean I built it to PLAY GAMES ;)

jamil2nice
jamil2nice

Flat Line is such a noob you gotta be crazy to invest $400 on a 6800 I got my 6800GS for $200 4 months ago

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Actually this game looks sweet... let's hope it's not a total letdown.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

^^^^^^ This guy obviously doesn't have a 360 lol Oh BTW I "INVESTED" 400$ on a 6800 for my PC last year....and I still love my 360 more :P TR always sucked with a mouse and keyboard setup anyways, of all the games PC users cry "this should stay on PC!" This is one game that belongs on a console.

decebal
decebal

I can't believe this. I mean I can buy better grafix for cheaper price? Man, investing in a PC is definetly worth it.

OPOLO
OPOLO

I can't wait to own & play this - No matter if it's bad or good Tomb Raider Rules - Love U Lara

sonic86
sonic86

Lets hope it is alot better than the last one. I still have images of it burnt into my brain. NO!!! NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fsales
fsales

man, I'm a big fan of this franchise, and Agel of Darkness was a poor game indeed...but I truly think this one is gonna bring miss Croft golden days back!

meggido
meggido

If it's any good I'll get it on the PC.

Dasilva90
Dasilva90

I cant wait to order my PC copy, I've waited for this game ever since it was announced. :)

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

No GameCube version, Eidos?! Then you won't have my money!!

UMCP
UMCP

wow pc version for 40 dollars? are u serious.... I am very impressed !

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

I really hope it'll be something nice like the first two games. I'd happily buy the 360 version!

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

I may just try this game out when I need to take a break from Oblivion for an hour or two a week.

boyblob
boyblob

I will not pay $60 for a previous generation game. Not when the PC version is $20 cheaper. Tomb Raider has been bad for a long time anyway.

meggido
meggido

Please don't it's a nasty link.

moohan
moohan

good to hear... now if i can only find a way to take oblivion out of the disc tray.....

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Metron4
Metron4

* drool * Lara, We missed you. Nor REALLY missed you. Please don't disappoint.