The demo for Tomb Raider Chronicles is out and can be downloaded (its a 14MB file) from the Apple Game site. Both the Classic and Mac OS X versions are installed with the demo.
As gaming guru, Peter Cohen, reported on June 20, a few things set Tomb Raider: Chronicles apart from the rest of the games in the series. Tomb Raider: Chronicles ships with its own level editor, enabling users to make and share their own environments for Lara Croft to explore. It’s also the first game in the series to arrive built for Mac OS X.
The game itself incorporates four separate adventures that players will have to beat. Focused around a memorial service for intrepid adventurer Lara Croft — who is still missing following the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. Her friends each recount a heroic tale of adventure that gives some insight into Lara’s past.
System requirements include a G3 266MHz or faster; OpenGL-compatible 3D hardware acceleration (ATI RAGE Pro or better); Mac OS 8.6 or higher including Mac OS X; 32MB RAM; 4x CD-ROM. Aspyr said that the game will play on any iMac Rev. B or higher. The level editor requires an additional 300MB of uncompressed hard disk space.
The finished version of Tomb Raider: Chronicles, which you can order at the Apple Game site, will have a suggested retail price of US$39.95. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Jim Vitner for the heads-up on this item.)
I’m hoping that Angeline Jolie will deliver my copy personally.