Tomb Raider III Now Available for the Macintosh (1999)
Official Press Release - October 19, 1999
In a continued partnership with Eidos Interactive, Aspyr Media, Inc. has published the third edition of the classic Tomb Raider(R) series for the Macintosh platform, conversion completed by Westlake Interactive.
"Aspyr is thrilled to be bringing a new Lara to the Mac," says Michael Rogers, president of Aspyr Media, Inc. "The response of the Macintosh market to the first two Lara Croft adventures has been tremendous, and we're sure Tomb Raider III will excite current Lara fans, and bring new gamers to the series as well."
"Apple is committed to making the Mac a premier gaming platform and recently introduced a new family of iMacs that feature a high-end graphics accelerator for stunningly realistic visuals," says Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations. "This is an exciting year for gamers, with Apple's new products and great new titles like Tomb Raider II featuring Lara Croft's triumphant return to the Mac."
Core design, the Eidos subsidiary and creators of the series, have added new gameplay elements, improved technical and visual elements and has improved the graphics engine making this the best-looking game available in the Macintosh Tomb Raider series.
In her biggest adventure yet, Lara must find an ancient meteor, rumored to have life-giving powers. Players travel through the Nevada desert, the mean streets of London, the jungles of India, an exotic South Pacific island and bitter cold Antarctica in any order. With great new moves, like a speed dash and monkey swing, and cool new vehicles, a hot quad bike and kayak, Lara is able to maneuver her way through every action-packed level.
Tomb Raider III also brings some great new additions to Lara's arsenal: a grenade launcher, a rocket launcher and a Desert Eagle. She will need everything at her disposal to do battle with enemies, old and new, who have become more menacing, with their remarkably upgraded artificial intelligence.
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