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It may not have "Tomb Raider" in the title, but Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
-- scheduled to launch on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC this summer -- will mark the leading lady's return to a crumbling underworld and its unreasonably hostile caretakers. And while the game's aesthetics are unmistakably consistent with previous games, its unique format draws inspiration from a wider range of sources, including last year's polished XBLA hit, Shadow Complex
Like Shadow Complex
, the game will launch for $15, offering approximately six hours of two-player co-operative action and puzzle-solving (though your pace may vary). According to developer Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light
will be cognizant of the bar set by other high-production games in the download space, while offering a unique interpretation of the well-established Tomb Raider
Catch Joystiq's impressions of the game and an interview with Crystal Dynamics later this week.