Tomb Raider: Underworld due in November

Newly launched portal reveals Lara Croft's latest adventure will arrive on the 360, PS3, PS2, DS, Wii this holiday season.

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In November 2006, Eidos Interactive revealed that its Crystal Dynamics studio was working on a new Tomb Raider game. The Redwood City, California-based developer--itself once an independent publisher--was credited with revitalizing the classic franchise after the 2003 critical and commercial failure Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness. That new game, 2006's Tomb Raider: Legend, scored decent reviews and sales, sparking the 2007 release of Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a remake of the original using Legend's engine.

This past February, Eidos officially titled Tomb Raider: Underworld, the new installment in the series, but it gave no release date for the game. That changed this weekend, when financially strapped Eidos parent SCi Interactive launched a new Web portal for the game at the long-held URL Tombraider.com. The site's new splash page now clearly states that the game will ship for the PC, Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2 in "November 2008."

Both the UK and US versions of Tombraider.com sport the same "November" release window, although traditionally Tomb Raider games have shipped in Europe slightly ahead of North America. The site isn't any more specific about the exact shipping date, although online retailers such as GameStop.com are listing the game as arriving in the US on November 18.

Discussion

106 comments
Super_Steve38
Super_Steve38

I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan myself and can't wait for this.

chander16
chander16

i can't wait for this game.. you know for the first time i played TOMB RAIDER ANNIVERSARY, Its was really great and have a lot of challenge for Lara Croft.. i know this Tomb Raider Underworld will be more adventures and move puzzle to solve. its was cool.. thanks EIDOS.

YoungAngel
YoungAngel

Gamestop has early release set for November 18th for those of you who want to know!

Reyveign
Reyveign

I have to add my two cents... they said for Legend they took a more "realistic approach" to Lara's measurements & outfit. But it seems like this time they're going back to where they started. Um... nice cleavage and tight clothes Lara. *Rolls eyes* At any rate.. I'm hoping it's just as good as the recent ones (if not better), I'll look more into it as it comes closer to release date.

Kyatt
Kyatt

SWEET!!!! I loved tomb raider legend. This better be great! Not good. But great!

d_love
d_love

Legend was the landmark achiement comeback. Anniversary followed Legends successfull lead. I hope this game follows suit as well!

Standing_Shadow
Standing_Shadow

I hope this one is good I've been playing TR since the original one on PS1 way back in the day I think I was in like 4th or 5th grade. Everything was simpler but more confused. Also a few people have brought this up already but they need to bring back Legacy of Kain now that would be sick. Use the power of the next gen consoles to make a super gory game. I wana rip some heads off.

tuznecote
tuznecote

I loved Tomb raider Annivesary it was a nice come back! Hope this game focuses on the exploration in tombs than the shoot em up elements they keep forcing into these games.

akiwak
akiwak

If this game plays well then I'll get it. I tried and loved the first 2 games but they were also a pain to try and play. I like the revisit of the last game and look forward to them expanding it with this one!!!

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

if it gets good reviews then i will get it.

d_love
d_love

If it's as good as Legend or Anniversary, then I'll definitley get it. If it's not as good as those two games, count me out. Seems to be the general concensus. :)

meharu
meharu

i am sure that i will play it on my PS3.

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

for great XBOX360 I SEEMS SO BETTER; A GOOD GAME FOR A GREAT CONSOLE;

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

for great XBOX360 I SEEMS SO BETTER; A GOOD GAME FOR A GREAT CONSOLE;

LiquidDom
LiquidDom

@Loucetios Well i know its a console, I meant to say not only for games. That is the least thing PC's are used for.

Brewer74
Brewer74

WE all know that it will probably look the best on the PC, so I will probably get it on that. I would like to see some multiplayer co-op or somehitng thrown in, just to give the series something new, better not be another rehash in a new enviroment/

Ranteal
Ranteal

Only way Im getting this is if Croft has special moves like the "Finger Twist" or "The Meaty Fist 'O' Fire". And shes fighting a bunch of Japanese maids. Then we will see.

Serbine
Serbine

Well, I'm glad to see that there making a Wii version as well:D.

JJB03
JJB03

the whole look of this game reminds me of angel of darkness like a remake of a crppy sequel but dis time round it will kick ass #

jarrodt
jarrodt

I want to see a tomb raider two remake, like anniversary was. I think tr2 kicked tr1 ass

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

What guns will Lara pack this time around...

DeltaCobra
DeltaCobra

This time im going to rent it. After last games walk through crap.. (im not that good at games and it was over in a few hours - i still havent finished Doom 3 hahaha) Rent. then if worthy youll get me this time. Love the series not the crap effort like last time though.

mashom
mashom

it looks good. hope it won the battle of adventure.

necronaux
necronaux

Screen shots look great. Can't wait.

Rockclmbr6
Rockclmbr6

If it is as good as anniversary, I'm in. That game was a blast.

planetgloom
planetgloom

No PSP release :( Oh well I'll enjoy the 360 version instead. Bring back Legacy of Kain!!!

planetgloom
planetgloom

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Guts5
Guts5

"Loucetios LiquidDom the PC is a console" I agree. Same parts on the inside and it comes in a box. Other than the memory hoggin OS and hodge podge mix in the pc market. All are technically computers and in a box. All can be played on a TV or a monitor. Same parts.

PseudoFinrod
PseudoFinrod

I'm looking forward to this. I really like Tomb Raider now that they finally fixed the controls...

Guts5
Guts5

We'll see if it can return to glory. I hope it can.

GspotDeluxer
GspotDeluxer

NO psp. sad. i will get it for the ps3 then.

pokemondo
pokemondo

I loved TR 1 on the PS, but also loved the Wii controls in Anniversary. Come November, its going to be tough deciding which console I will get this for-I'm sure the graphics will be stunning on PS3/360, but I don't want to go back to the standard controller. Decisions, decisions :p

kenshi_92888
kenshi_92888

Next gen soul reaver or legacy of kain would be really really cool... but tomb raider's alright i guess.

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Since Crystal Dynamics tooks over making the Tomb Raider games I have enjoyed them alot, looking forward to this one and will get it for my PS3 on release day I think.

Darkclaw007
Darkclaw007

I have not played a Tomb Raider game in years (sadly, since the second game for PS1), but this one has sparked an interest. Here's hoping it is a success.

GoldenRamoth
GoldenRamoth

W00t tombraider! I love these games. Still need to finish/start Tomb raider anniversary lol

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

A new Legacy of Kain would be an awsome and more then welcome addition to the next gen consoles. Yes pc to.

swmeek
swmeek

WTH no pc version?!!! Oops It says pc version now ! LOL

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Warchief_Zuljin, i agree, a 'Next Gen' Legacy of Kain or new Soul Reaver would be cool.

-Hells_Gate-
-Hells_Gate-

I liked Legends, let's see what they can put together now

TIE_Elite_Pilot
TIE_Elite_Pilot

I'll be excited when LucasArts finally spills the beans on the new Indy game. Tomb Raider just never quite did it for me.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

No i dont think it is a game based movie. I hope not because game based movies usually dont turn out good at all.

i_got_you60
i_got_you60

tomb raider AOD was a let down legend was ok but damn it was short i didnt bother with anniversary and iam not gonna bother about this game unless its something really good if its anything like legend i'll give it a pass

dulun19
dulun19

?? this is not a game based on movie isn't it??.. just w ondering.. because most movie based games often release on that many systems at once..