Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light officially announced

Crystal Dynamics has officially revealed its new Tomb Raider game today, except it’s kind of not. The studio has eschewed the Tomb Raider name for this series reboot, instead calling it Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Even more surprisingly, the game will not be a retail release, but a digital download.

Right now, there are no further details on the game, other than it will be “very different to what people might be expecting.” The game will be shown off behind closed doors at GDC next week. 

So, a new game, a new platform, and potentially a whole new direction. With Croft having sagged these past few years, this could be the shot in the arm she’s looking for, especially with Square Enix breathing down Crystal Dynamics’ neck. What do you reckon? Could Guardian of Light be a fresh start for the boob-flavored adventurer, or has Lara had her time in the sun?

Jim Sterling