Tomb Raider Underworld Coming Nov. 18th
Eidos Interactive has offically announced the November 18th, 2008 ship date for the highly anticipated, upcoming entry to the illustrious Tomb Raider franchise, Tomb Raider: Underworld, throughout North America. The game will ship to retailers simultaneously for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PC.
Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, a weapon rumored to have the power to smash mountains into valleys and destroy the gods themselves.
Setting an epic journey around the globe in motion, Lara visits the ruins of various ancient civilizations, collecting clues that lead her to a forgotten power that could lay waste to all civilization. Exploiting the power and capabilities of next generation consoles, Lara must hunt for clues across larger than life environments, seen with exquisite, detailed clarity. Solving multifaceted puzzles, facing foes both animal and supernatural, players have the aid of enhanced weapons and abilities, as they explore the secrets of the past.
Also coming to the Wii and Nintendo DS consoles, Tomb Raider: Underworld for these systems features exclusive additions not included on the other platforms. The Wii version includes an archaeological toolkit exclusive to this console that allows players to excavate hidden areas and secrets with the aid of a compressed air gun, acetylene torch, chisel and pliers.
“Tomb Raider: Underworld takes the franchise to places it has not yet been, in terms of action, visual fidelity, technical achievement, and overall fun,” commented Robert Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Eidos Inc. “Tomb Raider has never looked, acted or played so life-like before; built for next generation systems, and next generation gamers, Lara Croft will traverse massive, detailed, environments, with all the skills and abilities she would have in real life.”
Tomb Raider: Underworld is currently pending a rating from the ESRB.