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New Lara Croft Adventure Will Be A Digital Download

The industry just can't go for too long without Lara. We always need a Tomb Raider of some kind, don't we? A game store without Ms. Croft is just...unseemly.

Well, game stores won't have this new game, so the preceding sentence is pointless. Today, Crystal Dynamics, a part of Square-Enix Europe, has announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, a new game set to be released via digital download this year. We can't be sure, but it might be the first Lara game that doesn't have "Tomb Raider" in the title, and the decision to make it downloadable is an interesting one. Said Darrell Gallagher, General Manager of Crystal Dynamics:

"This is a really exciting project for Crystal Dynamics, we have created something completely new and very different to what people might be expecting. Lara Croft is such an iconic character in videogames, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light we have created what we believe is a truly original digital experience."

We have no other details on the game at this time - we don't even have the intended platforms or an estimated launch date - but they will show it off "behind closed doors" at the Game Developers Conference next week. Maybe some media and info will leak out of there, and you can always check the game's official website for future updates. Perhaps it's a good idea to enter the world of digital downloads; this franchise has never managed to reclaim the popularity of its golden years and the competition in the action/adventure category couldn't possibly be higher right now.

We'll have more on Lara's new quest in due time.

3/4/2010 10:30:44 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (45 posts)

G1283
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:47:55 AM
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lara croft might not be in tomb raider? interesting

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Deleted User
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:50:39 AM

Don't you mean tomb raiding might not be in Lara Croft? Or something to that effect.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 3:27:59 PM

I wouldn't mind raiding Lara's tomb... =)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 6:46:56 PM

She hasn't really been raiding tombs for a while, I think the title change makes sense.

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B-RadGfromOV
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 1:01:36 AM

lol@Legendary. I can't tell you how many times that joke has been made.

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coverton341
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:51:13 AM
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Here comes the first digital downloadable first person shooting RPG Lara Croft game.

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:02:41 AM
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Lara Who? Nathan Drake replaced Lara as the iconic explorer a loong time ago.

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Deleted User
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:16:11 AM

He's more an iconic shooter of things.

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 12:20:15 PM

eh, same difference ;)

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Mouse_101
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 5:15:24 PM

i wouldnt mind raiding drakes fortune (again)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 6:48:02 PM

The original Tomb Raider blows Uncharted1/2 away.

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 8:19:48 PM

i see him more as an indiana jones / han solo kind of guy

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:03:30 PM

I see the Han Solo thing too. Thumbs up

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:28:53 AM
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Meh, didn't buy them on disc, won't buy them on PSN.

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SvenMD
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:03:51 PM

Completely agree.

Except I would say, Didn't buy it on disc, DEFINITELY won't buy it as a digital d/l.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:04:52 PM

Was just thinking that and was going to edit my comment. You did it for me. Thanks. ha!

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G1283
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:33:01 AM
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pushtrak
of course thats wat i meant either way the title wont be called tomb raider nor will she raid anything or at least a tomb. the point being is that her mission is something new. just have to wait for some more info.

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Alienange
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 12:03:24 PM
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What is wrong with these people? Every release in the past five years has been a "new direction" for the Croft games.

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Mouse_101
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 5:17:56 PM

and every direction puts her closer to her grave :(

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Hezzron
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 12:26:20 PM
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Making it download only sounds like they're playing it safe. Probably a good idea.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 12:37:30 PM
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Poor Lara isn't even relevant enough to get on a disc.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:05:19 PM

Ha Lara hasn't been relevant since the death of the PS1.

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main_event05
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:48:24 PM

The PS1 Died?
Legends never die.
They just retire.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 2:24:01 PM

I stand corrected.

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Karosso
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 2:27:53 PM

what do you mean died? Mine is still kicking major a$$ :)

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___________
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 8:28:41 AM

mine died, it died in true rock star fashion!
nothing cooler than going through the pearl gates backwards in a flaming wreck!

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kraygen
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:08:36 PM
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Its kinda sad if ya ask me. A character that has had such a huge impact on the gaming industry to now be downplayed to dlc. Something tells me its going to be quite the simplistic game. Highly doubt we'll be getting a 10 gig download.

Welcome to Lara Croft 2d.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 1:47:50 PM
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SE is using the Lara Croft to test the water of digital form, and soon enough FF15 will be the first FPS RPG released in digital form only.

All these crap will have to be gone with the disappearance of Wada, the man responsible for the fall and derail of Square Enix.

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 3/4/2010 1:52:50 PM

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main_event05
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 5:19:00 PM

maybe he will get death threats for the opposite reason Kojima got them.

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Origami_Killer
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 2:42:04 PM
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They finally killed my favorite game series. I will never forgive them. *runs off to cry*

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Origami_Killer
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 4:16:46 PM

I checked the Tomb Raider forums and it seems this is not the next Tomb Raider. It's just a spin off. I still don't like it though.

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 2:56:23 PM
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This is a joke, seriously, wat about a highly polished, filled to the brim current gen disc even bluray tomb raider? Digital? wtf?

If underworld was just delayed a bit, it would've been 1 hell of a game, i really enjoyed it as it was. I dont want a little mini downloadable game thank you very much when uncharted has shown what can be done.

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Oyashiro
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 4:18:21 PM
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Digital? This is just... What is this? I just don't know anymore.

What they need is a real series reboot. And this time give Lara a personality.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 4:55:57 PM
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My launch PS1 had the last good love affair with Laura long, such a long, time ago.

Bye, bye Laura...R.I.P.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 5:43:17 PM
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Next up Tomb Raider: Extreme Beach Volleyball

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 6:48:19 PM

Which I assume you'll be buying, hehe.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 8:17:44 PM
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LOL,good one LV!!!

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___________
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 1:03:58 AM
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sigh another game ill have to miss out on because of my crappy net connection.
when are developers going to learn not everyone lives in japan?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 2:42:43 PM

Evidently you live in South Dakota?

It's 2010, no one cares that you're still stuck in 1998.

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___________
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:54:53 AM

im stuck?
no, this fu**ing country is stick in 1998 not me!

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:28:30 PM

That doesn't make sense.

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___________
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 6:14:10 AM

stuck.
you knew what i meant.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 9:31:58 AM

No, I understand the word you meant to use. It still doesn't make sense, lol...I'm sorry but it doesn't.

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BikerSaint
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 11:56:41 PM
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LV
HEY, South Dakota's pissed at you for even thinking that.


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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:29:24 PM

I'm sorry Saint, I had to think of a random state still facing the digital divide problem!

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