Those longing to don a pair of unreasonably tight pants
, shoot up ancestral tombs and mow down innocent bears (without getting arrested) would be wise to circle the date of June 5th, 2007 on their official Rhona Mitra
calendars. This day marks the release of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary
, a Crystal Dynamics remake
of the adventure that put the grave-robbing heroine on the map, the coffee mug, the magazine cover and the unfortunate t-shirt which proclaimed, "I raided Lara's tomb."
Hearkening to a time (1996!) when Tomb Raider
regularly induced drool
as opposed to debilitating nausea
sees reworked puzzles, improved controls and enhanced graphics injected into one of the greatest games of all time. Play it on your PS2, PC or PSP while you wait for a sequel to last year's surprisingly superb Tomb Raider: Legend
to arrive -- and don't forget to do a graceful swan dive straight into a boulder. That's always good for a laugh.