Aside from the takeover bids, life at Eidos is still going on. So much so, the company has released details of the next Tomb Raider game Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend.

Supposedly, in an attempt to bring some profits back to the failing British developer eighteen months ago, the Tomb Raider team members at Crystal Dynamics embarked on their own quest to rediscover Lara Croft. During their soul-searching mission, they unearthed past consumer surveys, conducted new research, re-read every game review, listened to lots of passionate pleas and opinions from gamers and re-played through every Tomb Raider product.

The new Lara will be athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.

Lara's original creator, Toby Gard, has returned as the lead character designer to reinvigorate her for the game.

Tomb Raider: Legend is slated for release on the PlayStation2, PC and the Xbox.