Aspyr releases new Tomb Raider game

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Aspyr Media Inc. on Thursday announced that it has released Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness for the Mac. It's been a busy week for the company: Yesterday Aspyr announced plans to publish Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and also indicated that Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy are now shipping.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness is the latest game to feature intrepid adventuress Lara Croft. The game was released for PlayStation 2 and PC earlier this year. In this installment of the long-running series, Croft is framed for a murder she didn't commit as she seeks to uncover the mystery of the Obscura Paintings, a series of 14th century artwork that may harbor a secret that a powerful secret alliance is determined to possess. It's up to Lara to clear her name and uncover the mystery before it's too late.

Changes in this new game include new abilities for Lara Croft, including the ability to talk with characters, her conversational choices will affect the course of the game. A new playable character named Kurtis Trent is also available for the first time.

Licensed by Aspyr from Eidos Interactive, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness was converted to the Mac by Beenox, a frequent collaborator of Aspyr's that has worked on past conversions like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and 4.

Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness is available for US$39.99. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later; 1 GHz or faster PowerPC required with ATI Radeon 7500 or nVidia GeForce 2mx/4mx or 733 Mhz or faster PowerPC required with ATI Radeon 8500 or nVidia GeForce 3 and faster; 256MB RAM.

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