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First Tomb Raider 2011 Screenshot Emerges

Wet AND dirty.

Earlier this week, Square Enix announced that developer Crystal Dynamics will be rebooting the Lara Croft franchise with “Tomb Raider,” with one of the main focuses of the new game being survival. Lucky Game Informer subscribers were able to get their hands on the January issue, containing details of Lara’s next adventure. The feature also includes the following image.

Game director, Karl Stewart, recently tweeted about the snapshot:

“For all of you peeps who received your copy of #GameInformer today, those are not renders, they are ACTUAL in-game screens. #forreals”

The game is definitely looking impressive; sporting what seems to be a quasi cell-shaded effect. The LT and RT commands in the bottom right corner of the image confirms that the game will available for the Xbox 360, though it’s likely it will also be launched on the PlayStation 3, despite Tomb Raider exclusivity deals in the past.

Source: Game Informer – January 2011 (Page 49)

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46 Comments
  1. djhsecondnature
    Since: Forever

    Ah who might you be Jim?

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:01.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Have you met Davs? Our TSA doorman. ;-)

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:11.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        How else do you think this place stayed so nice for so long hmmm? They only slip past when I go on me loo breaks *glares at Dan Lee*

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:20.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’m the latest new writer to join the team ;)

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:26.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        I gathered :-) Hi there!

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:36.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        Hey hey, welcome aboard
        Can we look forward to a bit of a “Meet the New Writer” article

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:40.
      • wuntunzee
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        MOAR NEWSSS!!!!
        welcome bud.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 17:47.
      • Nauraph
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Welcome Jim. :)

        Comment posted on 09/12/2010 at 08:18.
  2. R4U Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Absolutely cannot wait for this one. Hopefully it comes out in 2011. This, Bioshock:Ultimate and Gears 3 would equal an awesome lineup of games, not forgetting Killzone 3, LBP, Dead Space 2, etc, etc, etc

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:05.
    • R4U Eldave0
      andUandU
      Since: Aug 2008

      *Bioshock: Infinite even

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:19.
  3. DRCD1
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    In my opinion, that is not nearly close to cel-shadding.
    By the way, I’m now starting to doubt this is set in Crystal Dynamics TR universe: She has a ponytail! While she had one in both Legend and UW, she didn’t have one in Anniversary, and I suppose this is set before Anniversary.

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:06.
    • rainydays458
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      This is set before any of the games have a look at this
      http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/12/07/new-tomb-raider-gets-detailed/

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:11.
      • DRCD1
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        She was 16 in The Last Revelation’s prologue and in Chronicle’s Ireland section. And she was 9 in Crystal Dynamics’s TR series when her plane crashed, in Tomb Raider Legend.
        However, of all these, only the TRLR sequence isn’t a flashback. At least I don’t think it is.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 18:53.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      This is set at the beginning

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:12.
    • CNWLshadow
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      She’s female, always changing hair.

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:12.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        Exactly what I was thinking.
        I didnt realise that once you changed your hairstyle you were no longer ever allowed to go back to it later in life.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:37.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      It looks partially cell shaded to me, though I could be wrong. The image isn’t exactly A-grade quality.

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:13.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      So what you’re saying, is it would have been an impossibility that this Lara could have even had a pony tail when she was young and once its cut off it will never grow back???

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:44.
      • DRCD1
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Yeah. I don’t know what I was thinking.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 18:47.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        At least you did the correct thing and noticed! I know my better half goes schiz when I don’t notice and comment on a new haircut she’s had!

        Comment posted on 09/12/2010 at 09:58.
  4. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Ok she looks like LC again :) thats better, nice screenshot, looking forward to this 2011 hopefully :)

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:10.
  5. Peco
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I hope it has dinosaurs. Definitely needs some dinosaurs.

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:15.
    • R4U Eldave0
      andUandU
      Since: Aug 2008

      Wouldn’t be a TR game without them tbh ;)

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:19.
      • DRCD1
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Last Revelation, Chronicles, Angel of Darkness, Legend, Underworld (unless you consider giant lizards to be dinos). Does any of this names ring a bell?

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 18:48.
      • Peco
        Member
        Since: Oct 2010

        Dinosaur = Terrible lizard so yeah we’ll count that one eh haha!

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 20:25.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        I know a lot of people who wouldnt consider your examples true TR games ;) hehe.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 23:08.
  6. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    I get the feeling these guys played Uncharted 1 and 2 before this revamp….

    Looks effing ace though

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:20.
    • rht992
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      got to keep an eye on the competition!

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 17:09.
  7. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    There are other screens of the game where they don’t look as cell shaded as this so it has lead to a lot of confusion. I think this is just an in game shot that has been stylised for the magazine. Oh and GI confirmed it will be on PS3.

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:23.
  8. R4U Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Does anyone know of a way to get a copy of this mag in the uk? Judging by the scans people have posted up it, the TR article looks pretty detailed and something I definatley want to read.

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:28.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      To my knowlegde the magazine is only available in the US. You might be able to import one. You could also just ask someone with a copy to scan the TR coverage for you.

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:31.
    • jayjay119
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I believe the scans are available on certain TR based forums in high quality.

      Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:33.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        That would be great if that was the case. I’ll have to have a hunt round online this evening. Cheers.

        Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:37.
  9. rainydays458
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Looks good, first proper ps3 tomb raider game as well, I know underworld is out on ps3 but it’s also on ps2 (doesn’t count in my books) new console plus brand new gameplay. Could be something special.

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:33.
  10. justboy
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    bizarrely i think this might turn out to be good. since the last few tomb raider games have been disappointing, They won’t have people expecting too much from them!

    Comment posted on 08/12/2010 at 16:44.

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