05/04/06 - Future's Xbox 360: Official Xbox Magazine celebrates the next generation debut of Lara Croft this month with a highly collectable, exclusive Tomb Raider: Legend animated front cover.
Starring gaming icon Lara Croft, the cover is the UK's first lenticular for a games magazine. As well as grabbing the front cover, Miss Croft's return is well documented inside, with an exclusive 8-page review of Tomb Raider: Legend, which delivers the definitive verdict on the eagerly awaited game. Gamers can also save £5 off the game at Dixons and even download a free Tomb Raider game for mobile phones.
The May issue of Xbox 360: Official Xbox Magazine previews many of the biggest games due for Microsoft's next-generation console in 2006, including Rare's Viva Pinata, Brother in Arms 3, Bioshock, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Just Cause, G Fighters and X-Men 3.
As the release schedule heats up, the UK's only Xbox 360 magazine with a playable coverdisc, reviews acclaimed RPG, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Far Cry Instincts: Predator, Blazing Angels and Top Spin 2. Xbox 360: The Official Xbox Magazine also delivers exclusive playtests of the eagerly-anticipated games, Crackdown and Too Human.
Editor of Xbox 360: Official Xbox Magazine, Stephen Brown said:
"Our world exclusive Lara Croft lenticular cover is a real attention grabber which is sure to be huge amongst fans of the long-running game franchise and Xbox 360 enthusiasts alike. We're delighted to have worked with Eidos on this highly-collectable cover that will turn other Xbox magazines green with envy. Xbox 360 and Tomb Raider: Legend are made for each other and it's fantastic to see Lara Croft looking the best we've seen her in years."
The May issue of Xbox 360: Official Xbox Magazine is on sale Thursday 13th April, with a cover price of £5.99.
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