The demo will be available later today and gives eager gamers a chance to try out the game before its release this Friday. Also uploaded to Marketplace will be an exclusive trailer, plus a selection of six themes and five picture packs featuring the virtual and real-life Lara.

"Xbox Live Marketplace offers a platform of such dynamic exposure to bring Lara closer to new gamers and her existing fans," said Matt Gorman, Senior Brand Manager for Tomb Raider. "We are expecting the same level of anticipation and interest in Lara and her new game on Xbox Live Marketplace as we do with the fantastic Tomb Raider online community."

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend goes on sale across Europe this Friday for Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC. Readers in North America will have to wait until April 11, but at least the demo is available to pass the time.

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