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Tomb Raider: Legend Coming to GC, GBA, and DS

by Evan Burchfield - March 31, 2006, 9:07 pm EST
Total comments: 17 Source: SCI Financial Report

It's Lara's first excursion on a Nintendo console, and the DS to boot.

SCI Entertainment, Eidos' parent company, unexpectedly announced today that upcoming current and next-gen title Tomb Raider: Legend will be featured on GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the Nintendo DS. The GameCube will likely receive a port of the 3-D version available for PS2 and XBOX 360, among others, while the GBA game will probably feature 2-D gameplay similar to past GBA Tomb Raider games, following the same storyline as its 3-D counterparts. More mysteriously, a Nintendo DS version will be released concurrently. No word on whether this will be a 3-D port, 2-D version, or something completely unique. There also was no mention of features used, though touch screen functionality is more than likely. The move is even more surprising since Tomb Raider has never before been featured on a Nintendo console. Stay tuned for gameplay details as they're released.

"Tomb Raider Legend is the first version in the Tomb Raider series to be

developed by the Group's Crystal Dynamics Studio in the United States. The game,

which is based on a completely redesigned engine, has attracted very strong

reviews and has been featured on the front covers of over 100 magazines

worldwide over the past months. The product will be launched with a worldwide

TV advertising campaign and extensive outdoor advertising. As well as being

available on Playstation 2, Xbox and PC, Tomb Raider Legend will be

simultaneously launched on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and, in May 2006, will be

available on the Sony PSP. With further versions available on mobile as well as

the Nintendo DS, GBA and Gamecube platforms later in the summer, this will be

the first time that a Tomb Raider product has been available to customers on so

many key platforms."


SvevanEvan Burchfield, Staff AlumnusMarch 31, 2006

If the game is as good as Eidos is marketing, it might actually be worth checking out on GC. I'm still wondering how the game will work on DS - here's hoping it uses the system's features to their fullest. If they just port the GBA version and add FMV, then I'll be....mildly disappointed.

KDR_11kMarch 31, 2006

Meh. It's Tomb Raider. Surprises me that they're bothering to dig out that name again.

wanderingMarch 31, 2006

Why do game companies feel the need to reveal lots of new games on April 1st? Seriously.

KDR_11kApril 01, 2006

New month, new quarter, new fiscal year.

joshnickersonApril 01, 2006

First let's see if the game still sucks or not.

JonLeungApril 01, 2006

I haven't played much of the other Tomb Raider games, but I heard this is an overhaul and revisitation of its roots, after the last one was a let-down. Lara actually looks considerably hot besides having those big bazookas (which are slightly more proportional now).

KDR_11kApril 01, 2006

First let's see if the game still sucks or not.

It's Tomb Raider. Set your expectations on par with James Bond or Turok games.

JensenApril 01, 2006

Over at bluesnews.com, people seem to like the demo. The game is made by a new developer.

The DS could handle tomb raider 1 graphics. And Tomb Raider does better with digital controls than Mario 64.

~*Adolph*~April 01, 2006

actually i think Metroid Prime Hunters controls would suit it more.
That way you can aim your guns and move at the same time ...

I might give this a rental.

bustin98April 01, 2006

Hmm, I thought this was a joke, then I saw the thread in the Gamecube section. Nevermind.

JensenApril 01, 2006

I just finished playing through the demo, using my Gamecube controller. Looks like this might be the first Tomb Raider game I buy since the original. Fun gameplay, good animation. As long as it sticks to raiding tombs, it should be a good game.

vherubApril 03, 2006

These replies are all serious, where are the touch sensitive jokes!?

ThePermApril 03, 2006

i read a review today saying it is alot better then alot of previous iterations

GzzztPoleApril 03, 2006

This'll be hot sex.

KDR_11kApril 03, 2006


Originally posted by: vherub
These replies are all serious, where are the touch sensitive jokes!?

In the Resident Evil DS thread.

MaleficentOgreApril 10, 2006

The PC demo is actually decent.

capamericaApril 10, 2006

The Demo for the New Tomb Raider game just showed up on XboxLive the other day and I figured I would give it a try and see how it was and if it was still just as bad as the others.
Well I'm happy to say its actually pretty damn good, at least from what I've play in the Demo the game is much different from the other Tomb Raider games. Infact its like Price of Persia meets Indiana Jones. They have even toned down Lara and she isn't as skanky as she was in all the other Tomb Raider games. Infact while I was playing it one of my friends pointed out that they have downsized her breasts and they are not as huge as they were before.

After playing the demo I've got to say I'm kind of interested in the game now, which is a first for a Tomb Raider game for me. I might just have to rented it when it comes out and try it out and see if it stays just as good as the demo.

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