Tagged: eidos interactive

Tomb Raider reboot delayed to 2013

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Through a post on the game’s blog today, Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher announced that the brilliant-looking Tomb Raider reboot has been delayed to 2013. He cited the reboot’s new direction as a major factor in the decision to delay the game.

“We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider… the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level you deserve,” he noted. “Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game.”

The game will be on show at E3 next month. It was originally expected on PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall.

Kane & Lynch 2 demo hits Xbox Live, requires access code


Let your inner psychopaths out – a demo for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is now available on Xbox Live. Only for some, though, as the “exclusive” demo requires a code to access.

Getting the code isn’t so hard – there are three ways you can get it. First off, sign up at the game’s website. Second: stare at your Xbox 360 dashboard, you might get a chance “soon”. Finally, check 1UP to test your luck at getting 1 of 1,000 codes.

The single-player demo takes place at a restaurant in Shanghai. There’s also some multiplayer action.

New Tomb Raider Game In the Works

Quoting SCi Entertainment CEO Jane Cavanagh, Tomb Raider Chronicles reports that Crystal Dynamics is hard at work on a new Tomb Raider game set for release in 2008. Responsible for the fabulously fantastic Tomb Raider: Legend, Crystal Dynamics is working on “new versions of Tomb Raider (including a PS3 version);” it is also working on a completely new franchise.

Can’t wait till 2008 for more Lara Croft goodness? SCi is set to release a special Tomb Raider 10th Anniversary Edition game in the second half of its 2007 financial year. It is also going to release Tomb Raider: Legend on Gamecube, DS and GBA.

Crossfire Announced

x06-crossfire.jpegTaking notes from EA’s Army of Two and Io Interactive’s Kane & Lynch, Eidos Interactive announced its own two player co-op game: Crossfire. Exclusive to PC and Xbox 360, the game will have players take control of military operatives who do the dirty work for the United States.

When the US government needs intelligence but wants no association with an operation, deniable operatives are dispatched. Responsible for covert paramilitary actions, the Special Activities Division is a division of the Central Intelligence Agency’s former Directorate of Operations, now the National Clandestine Service. Members of the unit must bear no identity; no objects, papers or clothing that could associate them in any way with their employees, CROSSFIRE draws its inspiration from this group of highly skilled individuals.

An innovative new two player co-op FPS from award-winning developers, Pivotal Games, CROSSFIRE is set in today’s delicately balanced political climate, focusing on two covert field operatives, experts in weapons and military tactics. CROSSFIRE allows players the freedom to switch seamlessly, at any point, between these two operatives to lay down cover fire, explore different paths through levels, create a distraction or pin down the enemy under crossfire. The intuitive command system encourages the player to focus 100% on action, without a moment to catch their breath. Featuring full destructible environments and Hollywood-esque explosive moments, the game takes place in politically sensitive areas across South America, Africa and Siberia.

Crossfire is set to accidentally kill the Xbox 360 sometime next year.

Rogue Trooper Figurine

Looking for a certain blue-colored bullet-proof dude who has disembodied personalities of his comrades for company? Now, not only can you play him in Eidos’ Rogue Trooper, but also hold him!

First 4 Figures has worked with 2000AD to faithfully recreate the Rogue Trooper. Each figure is cast in high quality polystone, hand finished, hand painted and finished with a printed base that includes the hand-numbered edition.

It stands at 9 inches tall and retains for $80. Only 500 pieces will be available worldwide.

Battlestations: Midway Announced

This Autumn will see the release of yet another World War II title from Eidos Interactive – Battlestations: Midway. In development for PC and Xbox 360, the game follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

For the first time, relive the intensity of massive air, sea and underwater WWII battles in a unique mix of intense action and tactical gameplay. Directly control dozens of highly detailed warships, aircraft and submarines in a ‘free-control’ environment as you design and execute the best plans of attack. Command the colossal firepower of a fully armed battleship, engage the enemy in fierce dogfights through flak-infested skies or utilise the stealth of your submarine to unleash deadly torpedo attacks on unsuspecting enemies.