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Monday, October 16, 2000

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Gamecenter has posted a preview of the last in the current line of Lara Croft-based games, Tomb Raider: Chronicles. The game was just announced by Aspyr Media as coming to the Mac, thanks to Westlake Interactive. The PC version will also contain a level editor from Eidos, though whether this also makes it to the Mac is dependent on Aspyr paying to this ported in addition to the game. Here's a clip from the preview:

In their journey through Lara's past, players will have access to more moves and gear. Lara has apparently been studying gymnastics; she'll be able to do an Olympics-caliber dismount off of certain horizontal bars. She'll also take a page from the Wallendas with the ability to do a bit of tightrope walking. The tightrope walking will take a bit of practice, however, as Lara has a tendency to sway from side to side. Players will be able to correct her swaying by using the left and right arrow keys. Lara will now be able to climb pipes and columns, as well as yank down tiles to get up into the ceiling and do a bit of sneaking about. As for the new gear, Lara will be sporting both a shiny black catsuit with Matrix-like sunglasses and a mouth bead, as well as a winter camo outfit, complete with merchant-marine beanie.
Chronicles will be the last of the series to use the existing format and graphics engine of the other Tomb Raider games. Not much is known about the next generation of games, except that they will be episodic, with new pieces being released over a period of time. There is no official availability date yet for Chronicles on the Mac, but it seems reasonable to think it would be out fairly soon after the PC version, considering Westlake's experience with the Tomb Raider engine.

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