Straight out off the rumor mill and into the minds of you LPAers, is news of Lara Croft's possible voice actress for the upcoming game Tomb Raider: Legend.
Since the announcement earlier this month that Lara would be voiced by a (yet to be named) british female celebrity, rumors and speculation have been flying over just who that might be.
With a majority of Tomb Raider fans instantly recognizing her from leaked clips in a recent poll, and with her having played an archeaologist in the past..it should come as no surprise that Eidos have chosen (if PSM2 magazine is to be trusted):
British born actress RACHEL WEISZ for the voice of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider game. While this would appear to be only a rumor at this time, magazines have been notorious for getting information before Eidos releases it, and thus it should be trusted as truth at this time. For those unfamiliar with her work, she played Brenden Frasier's archeaologist partner in The Mummy series, as well as Keanu Reeves' colleague in the recent movie Constantine.
Seriously though, with a soundtrack lasting over 160 minutes, a team of over 100 dedicated Tomb Raider fans/experienced developers, extensive focus testing and the recent hiring of the Taylor Herring marketing firm..it appears as if Eidos is taking Tomb Raider very seriously this time around. AND ITS ABOUT FRICKIN TIME.
PSP Shots (More at: www.tombraidercentral.net):
XBOX360 Shots (Cropped from images at www.tombraiderforums.com)
PC Shots (Cropped from images at www.tombraiderforums.com)
PS2 Shots (from www.tombraidercentral.net)
(No good high res screens of the Xbox version exist at this time).
Enjoy t3h n00z.