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Lara leaps onto Xperia Play – Tomb Raider to debut for Android in November

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Lara Croft will soon bust out of her console confines and make a leap onto the Android mobile software for the first time, as classic third-person adventure saga Tomb Raider appears on the ‘Playstation Phone’ – otherwise known as the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.

Following the traditional style of play, familiar with those who are familiar with the backside of Lara running through the myriad of mazes, besting ancient puzzles and combating fearsome foes, the Android version, titled Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, is a lite addition to the popular franchise which has previously appeared in Apple iOS and Windows, as well as online for consoles through the Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE. The game will be translated and optimised for the Xperia PLAY to take incorporate both the slide out control pad and the PLAY’s touchscreen.

We expect to see a full roll out of this Tomb Raider spin-off for all Android gadgets very soon. Being the gamer’s mobile, it seems the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is the testing ground and the example setter for future releases – having already debuted addictive builder Minecraft which will now be released for all Android owners in late September.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will also be the first game on Xperia PLAY from Square Enix following a deal between the publisher and Sony. It’s expected to become available on the Android Market at some point in November.

Gamers can enjoy the sight of Miss Croft on console again soon – albeit in a new more realistic form – when the ‘reboot’ of Tomb Raider restarts the journey of the heroine from her very beginnings at some point in mid to late 2012.


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