Eidos Interactive have announced the release date for Tomb Raider: Underworld, the next instalment in the Tomb Raider series. The game will launch on November 21st, 2008 in Europe and November 18th, 2008 throughout North America.

"Tomb Raider: Underworld takes the franchise to places it has not yet been, in terms of action, visual fidelity, technical achievement, and overall fun," commented Robert Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Eidos Inc. "Tomb Raider has never looked, acted or played so life-like before; built for next generation systems, and next generation gamers, Lara Croft will traverse massive, detailed, environments, with all the skills and abilities she would have in real life."

The Wii and Nintendo DS versions feature exclusive additions not available on other platforms. The Wii version includes an archaeological toolkit that allows players to excavate hidden areas and secrets with the aid of a compressed air gun, acetylene torch, chisel and pliers.