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Tomb Raider Reboot Was Originally Like Shadow Of The Colossus?

This is almost difficult to believe. But if it's true, it's awfully interesting, isn't  it?

Tomb Raider is the best game of the year so far in our estimation. But did you know that according to DevianArt's Tomb Raider-Empire (as cited by DSOGaming), the game was originally going to be a very different adventure?

Hit the link to see some of the leaked artwork. Lara was supposedly going to be featured in "Tomb Raider: Ascension," which would feature huge giants very similar to those we saw in the PS2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus. The heroine would even ride a horse and one of her weapons was a flamethrower, strangely enough. A little girl was meant to be an AI companion, too, which is intriguing but very difficult to implement correctly. Such a concept flopped badly in last year's AMY, for example. Bioshock Infinite will do it better, I'm sure.

But anyway, this is definitely worth seeing. And while we have no problem at all with the final product, getting this would've been quite the shock...

Related Game(s): Tomb Raider

Tags: tomb raider, tomb raider reboot, tomb raider ascension

3/18/2013 11:22:19 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (6 posts)

Liltman
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 12:30:31 PM
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haha that is weird looking, I can see why they never went with this. Does not feel right at all.

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gungrave
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 1:44:38 PM
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Looked pretty exciting when the giant chasing her.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 2:19:22 PM
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wowsers, take Lara Croft out of there and make a new smexy heroine and you've got a hit open world survival/action experience :)

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CrusaderForever
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 2:37:13 PM
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Unreal, I am so glad this didn't happen. Tomb Raider is my GOTY 2013 so far. Unbelievable game!

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JROD0823
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 3:08:08 PM

Same here on all three accounts. Some of the stuff that was in this early prototype gameplay demo was awful, almost something that would have been more at home on the PSX, certainly not the PS3.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 3:44:28 PM
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While I prefer the version of Tomb Raider we have now, this does look kinda interesting :)

Maybe a new IP....??? (Just a thought haha ^^)

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