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Play Pocket Tomb Raider

Your chance to have Lara in the palm of your hand

Way back in the mists of time, before Lara Croft became a cover girl and movie star, the arrival of a new Tomb Raider game was actually cause for celebration. It may be hard to believe, but once these games were quite groundbreaking. And maybe they could be again, because Eidos have just announced that the original Tomb Raider is being brought to the Pocket PC in what looks set to be one of the first fully 3D games for the handheld format. Due for release some time in July through online publisher Handango, it promises to be a faithful adaptation of the first game in the multi-million selling series, following Lara as she seeks to recover an ancient artifact called the Scion. Cue myriad levels of running, jumping, shooting and swimming. "This represents an exciting opportunity for Eidos to bring one of the most popular games of all time to a whole new audience", Eidos technical director Simon Protheroe is quoted as saying. "The Pocket PC version of Tomb Raider has got to be seen to be believed, it is identical to the original game." If you want to judge for yourself, a free single level demo of the game should already be available from Tomb Raider To Go, although at the time of writing the site appeared to be down. In the meantime you can enjoy some rather nifty little screenshots of the PDA version of the game in action. Related Feature - Tomb Raider screenshots

Source - press release

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