More than a decade after it launched on the PlayStation, the original Tomb Raider has quietly made its way to Apple’s mobile platform.

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The mobile port of the game that kicked off one of the most popular gaming series and gave us the tough yet lovable protagonist Lara Croft comes as a complete surprise, as Square Enix hasn’t officially announced the release, not yet anyway. The game is available on the New Zealand App Store for $0.99 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (running iOS 7.0 or later), and global availability should be rolling out in the next few weeks.

While graphically it seems to be a rather faithful port, it remains to be seen how virtual controls will lend themselves to gameplay, especially in scenarios where a player will have to run, gun, and jump around in quick succession (scenarios that are plentiful in every Tomb Raider game.) Also, there’s no telling if a version for Android or Windows Phone is planned, though now that the game can be purchased from iTunes, an official announcement should be incoming with those details.

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