You guys. You're ruining Tomb Raider for me. Seriously.
Never in my life did I think there would come a day that I would defend Lara Croft. You see, I am a woman who isn't particularly preoccupied with whether or not guys want to bone me. Ms. Croft was created primarily to make boners. Were she a real person, we probably wouldn't hang out.
Or at least, that was what I used to think. Then one day I saw her new character design on the cover of Game Informer. Raw, tough, with a take-no-sh*t look on her face. She looked like she'd gone through hell and back. Something made me like her then. From that point on, she was a Lara I could look forward to.
One game we've barely seen much of over the past year is the new Tomb Raider. Our first, and really last, look at the new adventure was way back at last E3. The only piece of news to pop up since then was the delay announcement, pushing the game into a 2013 release window.
Thankfully, just because they're pushing the game back a little isn't going to hold Crystal Dynamics back from finally showing off more of Tomb Raider. This latest look takes place early on in the adventure, placed somewhere in between the two sections we got to see last E3.
Tomb Raider may be down but it ain't out. Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have confirmed the new launch date, March 5, 2013 on Mac, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Along with that news comes this new gameplay trailer.
Yes, the Tomb Raider franchise is receiving yet another reboot. I think the general reaction when everyone first learned about another revamp was a giant eye-roll. Again, really? Especially considering that the series was getting good again? Come on! After seeing Tomb Raider in action, though, I believe the new game will cause eyes to pop out of heads with excitement.
The new game follows Lara Croft on her first adventure and this is grittier and bloodier than anything we've ever seen in a Tomb Raider game. The inexperienced 21-year-old Lara is fighting for her life on an island set on seeing her dead.
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We'll be bringing your more Tomb Raider next week at E3. Until then, what do you think of this new and gritty look at Lara Croft?
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As rumored, the title will follow a young Lara Croft who finds herself washed up on a mysterious island when a storm destroys a boat she was traveling on. As the only survivor, Lara is put to the test as she fights for survival.
"Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Crystal Dyanmics studio head Darrell Gallagher, "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other."
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Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Manager Karl Stewart revealed that not only will new downloadable content be coming, but that Xbox LIVE users will get it for free for the first 30 days after it is released. The content will include "challenge maps" that Stewart describes as being very difficult.
"They're pretty tough levels," he warns, "and they're made of a combination of exploration, combat, and sort of the whole traversal world we've built into Guardian of Light."
Will this content be free for PC and PSN once the game is available on those platforms later this month? Well, we don't know for sure. At least, it is not confirmed yet. Stewart did mention that an announcement is coming in the near future, so we ought to hear something soon.
Much like the Xbox Live Arcade version that shipped last month, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light won't support online cooperative play on PlayStation Network and PC when it's released on September 28. But don't worry, it's coming in a game update. When it does, developer Crystal Dynamics is certain the online experience will be as solid as the experience offline.
"Our goal from the very beginning [was] to make sure players had the same abilities that they find in other online co-op games," Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director Karl Stewart tell us. This means support for online leaderboards, voice chat, as well as drop-in and drop-out support.
Stewart won't commit to a specific date for when the update will hit the PlayStation 3 and PC, instead telling us they're focusing on "guaranteeing that [they] have the experience correct." If all goes as scheduled, the XBLA update should hit by the end of the month, with a bonus -- the first of the game's upcoming downloadable content free of charge for 30 days following its release.