Core gives Tomb Raider an interesting concept.
Core recently confirmed that Tomb Raider Next Gen will be constructed using individual episodes. Gamers apparently will purchase titles normally, but extra information, characters and scenarios will be available on the internet.
A Core spokeswoman had this to say on the issue, "We have spent eight months designing and writing the Lara Croft book, which features several different characters, levels, stories and adventures." She also stated, "Players will buy the full original game from the shops and then we will offer new episodic installments over the internet via Playstation 2. The game will pan out much like a soap opera, with new characters, levels and situations being introduced at regular intervals. Tomb Raider Next Gen will be an epic game." It certainly sounds that way now. Tomb Raider seems a perfect match for such an episodic format as Core is speaking, and it should prove interesting to see what the team does with the classic adventure series.
10/13/2000 Bryan Keers