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Lara Goes Mobile

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT

Eidos Interactive announces that the original Tomb Raider video game is to appear on Windows Powered Pocket PC PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). Tomb Raider for Pocket PC will be released worldwide in July. It will be available for download exclusively from www.handango.com and will retail around $29.99. A one level demo is currently available from www.tombraidertogo.com.

Tomb Raider for Pocket PC represents a landmark in mobile computing. For the first time ever PDA users will have access to a 3D game wherever they and their PDA may be. Tomb Raider gives users the richest and most immersive gaming experience available on any mobile computing platform, faithfully reproducing the finest nuances of the original game. The game has been developed by Ideaworks3D and is the first title to benefit from their revolutionary Segundo™ technology, which enables console quality gaming on mobile devices.

Adventurer Lara Croft has been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artefact known as the Scion. With her fearless acrobatic style, she runs, jumps, swims and climbs her way towards the truth of its origins and powers – leaving only a trail of empty tombs and gun-cartridges in her wake. On her quest Lara must traverse incredibly detailed 3D worlds where exploration, puzzle and platform elements blend seamlessly.

Juha Christensen, vice president for Mobility at Microsoft Corp. says: "Microsoft designed the Pocket PC software to be as versatile as its owners are, excelling at both work and play. Windows Powered Pocket PC devices supply the power, great color and stereo sound needed to give gamers a truly immersive experience. We're excited that Eidos is taking advantage of the platform's offerings and bringing the hugely popular Tomb Raider to Pocket PC gamers."

Simon Protheroe, technical director of Eidos says: "This represents an exciting opportunity for Eidos to bring one of the most popular games of all time to a whole new audience. The Pocket PC version of Tomb Raider has got to be seen to be believed, it is identical to the original game.”

Adrian Sack, ceo of Ideaworks3d Ltd. says: “We are very excited about working with Eidos in bringing Tomb Raider to Windows Powered Pocket PC devices. The fantastic response that the finished product has received, serves as a testament to both the original game as well as our industry leading Segundo technology, which has enabled us to deliver this mobile computing milestone."

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