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Piggyback To Publish Stunning Official Guide To Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend– Across PAL, US and Asian Territories.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Friday 17th March 2006/... Piggyback, the foremost publisher of official game guides, today announces it will publish the definitive companion to Eidos Interactive's hotly-anticipated Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360TM, PC and PSPTM. The guide will be rolled out simultaneously with the game across PAL, US and Asian territories. The book will appear in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian languages in Europe at an RRP of Euro 14.99 / £10.99 with the US guide shipping at $16.99.

Benefiting from a vast offering of official and exclusive artwork, the guide was developed at Piggyback in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics, the US developer and part of the Eidos group, over a six month period. With direct input from the development team, the book outlines the precise location of all rewards, a complete overview of all unlockables and the most extensive Behind The Scenes section ever written for a game's guide. The guide will offer over 200 pages with more than 25% dedicated to 'Extras' alone.

Louie Beatty, Managing Director of Piggyback, commented: "Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series are household names and Crystal Dynamics has done an incredible job in creating Tomb Raider: Legend. Putting together the official guide worthy of the first lady of adventure's best game to date has been a challenge worthy of Lara herself, but the results have been worth it".

"Anticipation for the Tomb Raider: Legend game has been amazing," said Janet Swallow, Licensing Director at Eidos Interactive. "Piggyback has a reputation for producing outstanding guides. For the official guide for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, fans will be expecting the best and Piggyback hasn't disappointed".

Quick Facts

Quality Production

  • Back cover foldout with an overview to all icons on the maps
  • Quick search, colour-coded index, user-friendly tab system
  • In Game Marketing: full page ad in every manual to the Tomb Raider Legend game
  • Dedicated User Base: Pre-release information mailed to 400,000 Piggyback registered gamers

Free Demos·

Visitors to www.piggybackinteractive.com can download 12 sample pages of the Official Tomb Raider Legend Guide free of charge from the 7th April 2006.

Tomb Raider: Legend Official Guide Details·

RRP: £10.99/ AU$ 34.95 - Available in all good videogame retail outlets and bookstores

  • ISBN (UK): 1-903511-81-X
  • EAN (UK): 978 978-1-903511-81-7
  • Launch: Simultaneous with the game

For further information:

Press only:

Tom Sargent ([email protected]) - Barrington Harvey

Simon Byron ([email protected]) - Barrington Harvey

T: +44 (0)1462 456780

W: www.barringtonharvey.com

Trade only:

Louie Beatty - Piggyback Interactive Limited

T: +44 (20) 7313 9232

E: [email protected]

W: www.piggybackinteractive.com

2006 Piggyback Interactive Limited.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Eidos Interactive Limited, 2005. Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Inc. Published by Eidos, Inc. 2005. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider logo, Eidos and the Eidos logo, Crystal Dynamics and the Crystal Dynamics logo are all trademarks of the Eidos Group of Companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Following the acquisition of EIDOS Plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Championship Manager, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and the interactive rights to Reservoir Dogs and Highlander.

For further information visit: www.tombraider.com

Or contact: Chris Glover - Head of Communications - Eidos Interactive

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; [email protected]

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