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New Tomb Raider Gets Detailed

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Yesterday’s announcement by Square Enix of a new Tomb Raider might have set tongues wagging (and in some cases, drooling) but it’s over to Game Informer who have the exclusive with all the details. The US magazine is running a cover story on the game, which is effectively a reboot of the series, and there’s a stack of new information in there.

We won’t spoil it all, as obviously the publishers want you to buy the magazine, but here’s a few bullet points to get you interested:

  • Lara will be 21 in this game.
  • There will be “brutal” death tracks, including a “deranged” man stabbing Lara in the chest and a boulder trap that crushes her head.
  • Concept art shows a bow, shotgun and pistol.
  • Aiming is now free and not locked onto targets.
  • The linear paths are gone, with Crystal Dynamics saying the player “can literally go any direction” and “carve [their] own way to the finish line.”
  • There are “base camps” in the game which act as areas to combine items and improve skills, and also unlock fast traveling.
  • You’ll need food and water to survive.

Sounds exciting. We’re big Tomb Raider fans and can’t wait to see what happens next.

Thanks, GAF.

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41 Comments
  1. dizwod
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Actually sounds like it could be good…..

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 09:46.
    • philzy85
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      ITS SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait for more tomb raider :)

      Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 16:51.
    • warp10ck
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      Yeah can’t wait to see what gameinformer has to say when the January issue comes out.

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 03:26.
  2. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Seriously, get this team on D M effing C…..

    It looks like this is shaping up to be something to look out for!

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 09:46.
  3. NotoriousGTT
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Crystal Dynamics saying the player “can literally go any direction” and “carve [their] own way to the finish line.”

    I’ll believe it when I see it. One path will lead to win, every other path will lead to near instant death, as usual.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 09:49.
  4. Kovacs
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Looks good. And she looks less like Hilary Sw@nk in this new image. Which is a good thing.

    http://yfrog.com/mgmk80j

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 09:53.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      She looks tougher in that pic too, reminds me a bit of Ripley.

      Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:01.
  5. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    This sounds pretty good.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:03.
  6. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Just too many games that I have to have lately, this being most definately one of them….Hang on Lara I’m coming.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:12.
    • DrNate86
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      You probably shouldn’t stare at the picture so intently as you type… Tissue?

      Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:49.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Haha, no the curtains nearby.

        Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 11:32.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        It’s lovely knowing other TSA members can bring the place down a notch just like me. *golf claps*

        Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 12:46.
  7. SkyLion
    Member
    Since: Nov 2010

    Lets hope this isn’t gonna be the next AC with alot of promises that were never true to begin with.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:28.
  8. rht992
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    sounds awesome. never gotten into the games before to tell the truth but for some reason i’m getting a far cry vibe

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:40.
    • SkyLion
      Member
      Since: Nov 2010

      The first tomb raider games were awesome, then it got milked…

      Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:44.
  9. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    The last one, Tomb Raider: Underworld was a step back in the right direction but some control issues prevented me enjoying it more.

    But tbh there’s a new guy in town and Uncharted leads the way for 3rd person adventure games, although I prefer Tomb Raiders puzzling elements to yet another duck behind cover shoot-out that dogs Drake every 10secs.

    If they’re going to remove the aim-lock than they have to make sure the 3rd person shooter aspects of the game are 100%

    On the whole really looking forward to this.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 10:50.
  10. KAMIKAZE-UK
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Is it now forgiven that each and every Tomb Raider game be promoted as a “reboot”? To be fair it needs something because the last one was very very poor.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 11:00.
    • DRCD1
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      I don’t think this is a reboot. i think it’s set in the TR Crystal D. universe. I think there’s only been one re-boot (Legend) and that’s been about 10 years after the first game.

      Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 19:59.
      • DRCD1
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        On the other hand, in the original series, the plane crash she survided happened when she was 21, so this could be a return to that universe.

        Comment posted on 07/12/2010 at 21:42.

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