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Wednesday, June 20, 2001
 
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Ships
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Aspyr Media has announced that Tomb Raider: Chronicles, the fifth and last title in this 3D adventure game series, has shipped. The game is carbonized for Mac OS X, and includes a level editor which will allow gamers to create their own dungeons, ice caves and pyramids for Lara Croft to explore. Here is the press release:

(July 20, 2001-AUSTIN, TEXAS) -Aspyr Media, Inc., in a continuing
partnership with Eidos Interactive Inc., a leading developer and publisher
of interactive entertainment, today announced it has shipped Tomb Raider:
Chronicles for the Macintosh. The conversion was completed by Westlake
Interactive. Tomb Raider: Chronicles is one of the first Mac titles to ship
built for MacOS X.


"Tomb Raider: Chronicles is the missing link," says Ted Staloch, VP of Sales
for Aspyr Media, Inc. "The game not only gives insight into Lara’s past,
but it also provides gamers with the opportunity to create their own new
adventures."


Chronicles takes place at a memorial service for Lara Croft – her body still
not found. It offers insight into Lara Croft's mysterious past, featuring
four untold adventures, which take our heroine to the city of Rome, a German
U-boat, a small Irish Island and a hi-tech tower block.


Chronicles combines the greatest elements of the Tomb Raider series with
some familiar faces. Graphical improvement provides the smoothest gameplay
yet, with increased detail, improved lighting, a greater number of
characters and objects plus greater levels of interaction with characters
and objects. Greater use is made of the inventory system, and more items may
be collected allowing more variations of the ‘combine’ option.


New features include tightrope walking, parallel bar swinging, and a
hand-to-hand stealth attack. The game also boasts new weapons including a
grappling hook gun, sniper rifle, and chloroform, as well as a new ‘search’
option enabling Lara to look through files, drawers etc. for useful items.


Chronicles includes the highly acclaimed Tomb Raider level editor as used to
create previous Tomb Raider adventures. The system allows the user to create
and play unique Tomb Raider levels of their own design - in the same manner
as the Tomb Raider team.


Tomb Raider Chronicles, for Macintosh, will be available wherever Mac games
are sold, with a Suggested Retail Price of $39.95.

Check out IMG's preview of this title for more details and screen shots.

Preview: Tomb Raider Chronicles
Aspyr Media


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