Wednesday 21st January, UK/... Eidos Interactive, creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, today announces Tomb Raider: Underworld™ on PlayStation® 2 will be in stores throughout the UK this Friday 23rd January.
With development led by Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider: Underworld™ takes PlayStation® 2 players on an epic adventure, where they will face greater challenges and choices than ever before. Tomb Raider: Underworld™ represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay on PlayStation 2® and sees fearless adventurer Lara Croft™ explore a series of exotic locations around the world. Each environment has been designed with an incredible attention to detail and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.
For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of the Norse god Thor. Legend holds that he who wields the hammer has the power to smash mountains into valleys and the strength to destroy even the gods. For more than a thousand years it has existed only as a myth…until now.
In an ancient ruin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara Croft™ uncovers proof of the Norse underworld and the mythical hammer. As she attempts to unravel the secrets behind these myths, Lara’s perilous journey leads her toward a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all civilization.
Master your surroundings
Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore.
Explore epic and unknown worlds
Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more.
What Can Lara Do?
Lara’s skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer.
Treacherous and unpredictable challenges
Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved.
New range of combat options
Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other.
New state-of-the-art gear
Utilize the latest technology in Lara’s upgraded inventory to navigate the world including:
- Multi-purpose grapple: A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, rappelling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment.
- All-terrain motorbike: Built to handle everything from the jungles of Mexico to the icy glaciers of the Arctic.
Eidos Interactive Ltd, creator of some of the world's leading videogame properties, consists of several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios and Eidos Montreal, plus sales and distribution offices in Europe and the US. The Group has a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager and Just Cause. Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of Eidos plc (EID).
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