REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 17 // -- Eidos Interactive Ltd., part of SCi Entertainment Group, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to confirm that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, will be released on October 23rd to retail stores. In November, the game will also be available as downloadable episodic content for Xbox 360 in two installments, each containing two chapters and the mansion level.
Inspired by the first Tomb Raider video game, originally released in 1996, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a totally new adventure for Lara, faithfully preserving the elements which made the original Tomb Raider such a classic (selling over 7 million copies worldwide). The Tomb Raider series is still one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time with over 32 million copies sold and two major feature films released, starring Angelina Jolie.
"Tomb Raider Anniversary encapsulates the exploration and discovery which was the core story of the game that started it all, but is dramatically enhanced for a modern audience", commented Robert Lindsey, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Eidos, Inc. "With the release of Anniversary for the 360, we are bringing an already celebrated title to the Xbox audience and embracing online trends with the downloadable version".
In order to access Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary downloadable episodic content for Xbox 360, players will require a Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend disc. Additional downloadable content will also become available for purchase on Marketplace to support the launch of Tomb Raider: Anniversary such as gamer picture packs and theme packs.
About Eidos Inc.
Eidos Inc. is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, and Just Cause.
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