Tomb Raider to still go Survival-Horror
Well this is a blast from the past. If you were around before the server change, we wrote an article a year or so ago about what appeared to be a survival-horror Tomb Raider title, which came from some leaked information and concept art . It was to be a reboot for the series which starred a young and inexperienced Lara Croft crashing onto an unknown island a bit off from Japan’s shores to an abandoned island which housed some rather creepy creatures. The game itself would have you be the prey from these monsters as you fought to survive in an open-world environment and discover the mystery of the island. Shortly after this though, “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light,” was announced and it seemed like this interesting concept might be lost or scrapped…
That was, until this morning when the game came out of nowhere and will be featured in the next Game Informer in a 10-page cover story. It sounds about the same it did a year ago, the press release for the game:
“LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Square Enix, Inc., is excited today to announce TOMB RAIDER®, the new game from Redwood City based studio Crystal Dynamics®.
‘After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling 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.
“Forget everything you knew about TOMB RAIDER,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. “This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.”
TOMB RAIDER makes its worldwide debut in the January issue of Game Informer® magazine. The cover story features 10 pages of exclusive content and is available beginning today for subscribers and on newsstands December 11. Follow Game Informer on Twitter @GameInformer.
Follow TOMB RAIDER on Twitter @TombRaider. For more information on TOMB RAIDER please visit www.TombRaider.com.”
While not a big fan of new games titling themselves the same as old games, the concept sounds interesting. For those who weren’t around to see the leaked concept art, they are right below. We’ll keep you informed on news as it comes.