New Tomb Raider Announced, Young Lara Featured
The reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise is simply called "Devil May Cry" or "DMC." The fresh Tomb Raider? ...you guessed it.
Today, Square-Enix has announced a new game from Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider. It deals with a young and inexperienced Lara Croft who finds herself in a Robinson Crusoe-like situation at the start of her harrowing adventure. Perhaps the developers are trying to explain how Lara became such a bad-ass survival and action/acrobatics expert; said the press release:
"After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was traveling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive.
Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive."
If you're trying to get a picture of the game in your head, maybe it'll be tougher than you think. Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher said quite simply, "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider." He goes on to call it a "character-defining journey like no other," so he has managed to pique our curiosity.
Tomb Raider will make its worldwide debut in the January issue of Strategy Informer, which will be available to the public on December 11. We're definitely hoping for a quality reboot; we haven't seen much of Lara this generation, although we reassert that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is one of the most complete, accomplished downloadable titles of 2010. Stay tuned for more on Tomb Raider.
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider
12/6/2010 10:35:49 AM Ben Dutka