Lara Croft in Guinness Book of Records?
Cyber hottie adventurer Lara Croft has garnered a Guinness World Record as the most successful human video-game heroine of all time, according to Eidos Interactive, publisher of the "Tomb Raider" franchise.
The record-keeping organization awarded the recognition because Croft has transcended the boundaries of video games, Guinness noted. The award comes at the same time that Eidos is shipping a new Croft game, "Tomb Raider: Legend." The game is already the top seller in the UK, and is expected to do robust business worldwide.
Since first arriving on the scene ten years ago, Lady Lara Croft has sold more than 28 million games globally. But she has also made the leap into other arenas, expanding her profile even among those who do not game. She "appeared" onstage with U2 and has had magazine spreads featuring her image.
In addition to being the focus of multiple comic books, she reached the mass market mainly through two film versions of "Tomb Raider," in which she was played by the alluring, yet intimidating Angelina Jolie.