The First Templar

PC, XB360 / Action Adventure / Release: May 10, 2011 / ESRB: T


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Lara Croft's first downloadable adventure, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, will be available exclusive on the Xbox 360 for at least four weeks, Eurogamer has learned. According to developer Crystal Dynamics, the timed-exclusivity is a requirement of titles included in Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion.

"Well, for exactly four weeks, really. The agreement with Microsoft is, in order to participate in their hugely successful Summer of Arcade promotion there is a window of exclusivity," Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart said. "That window of exclusivity is a set four weeks." Read more »

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Xbox Live "Summer of Arcade" Dated and Priced

According to Microsoft, the best way to beat the summer heat is to stay inside and spend $15 every week.Today, updated its Summer of Arcade promotion page to reveal the dates and prices for each of the titles included. Each title in the promotion is priced at 1200MS Points ($15 earth dollars). Earlier, Konami seemingly jumped the marketing gun and revealed Castlevania: Harmony of Despair's date and price.

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Rumor: Next Major Tomb Raider in the Works, Christmas 2011 Release Planned [Updated]

[Update: 4:03PM] A Square Enix representative has told Shacknews the company has "no comment" regarding a new major Tomb Raider installment.

[Original Story] Eurogamer reports, citing an unnamed source, the next "main game" in the Tomb Raider series is currently in development at Crystal Dynamics and will see life during the 2011 holiday season. According to Eurogamer's source, "some" of the artwork that was recently added to ex-CD artist Joel Boucquemont's online portfolio relate to the new title. Read more »

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Xbox 360 'Summer of Arcade' Games Listed

"The third annual Summer of Arcade will kick-off in July," Microsoft announced today, revealing that it will see the following downloadable Xbox 360 games released:

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Tropico 3 Dev's Co-op Action-Adventure 'The First Templar' Announced

Tropico 3 developer Haemimont Games is branching out into the realm of action-adventure with The First Templar, publisher Kalypso Media has announced.

The First Templar features two characters in the form of a Templar knight and a noblewoman branded a heretic, who naturally have their own skills and can be switched between, letting the AI take over the other. Drop-in, drop-out co-op play is also on offer. Read more »

"Interesting to see a company branch out into another genre, it's fairly rare these days isn't it?"
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Lara Croft PC Using Steam for DRM

Crystal Dynamics' downloadable isometric action game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will utilize digital distribution platform Steam for digital rights management on PC--meaning that the game will require the Steam client to be installed in the US.

"We've gone down the road of implementing Steam DRM where we've committed to the US being an exclusive and we're going to make a decision as to whether or not we'll use different distribution channels," brand manager Karl Stewart told CVG. Read more »

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Trailer Swings By

The first trailer for Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has arrived, showing off the arcade-y downloadable Tomb Raider spin-off and its co-op action.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is due a downloadable release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this summer. Publisher Square Enix has yet to announce a price. Read more »

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Lara Croft Media Reveals Two Big Balls

A puzzling glimpse of Lara Croft's two giant balls are among the new screenshots released today, presumably meant to help steel your mind for the isometric puzzles and action of Crystal Dynamics' impending downloadable Tomb Raider spin-off.

In addition, a piece of artwork by Michael Komarck was provided, showing Lara Croft and Totec in "the first official piece of key art for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light." Read more »

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