In news that is sure to set tongues wagging and arms waggling, IGN reports
that Lara Croft will soon raid a more modern tomb -- your Wii's game shelf. In a press release issued by an international Eidos branch, Tomb Raider: Anniversary
is stated as being in development for Nintendo's popular console. Previously, the remake was only slated for release on the PC (including GameTap
), PlayStation 2 and PSP.
With Eidos holding out
on costly PS3 releases until 2008 and with no Xbox 360 version of Anniversary
in sight, it seems the Wii is benefiting for once by being lumped in a similar technological bracket as the PS2. It makes for a quick and financially sensible
port, it's only challenge being the
implementation of unique motion controls. We're hoping for an ice-cold virtual hand to poke Lara into position for those tricky jumps.
date has been set, but other platforms begin festivities on June 5th