New Tomb Raider Game Coming sans Tomb Raider


Lara’s set to return in a whole different way.

The last time we saw the sexy Tomb Raiding Lara Croft, it was back in 2008’s Tomb Raider: Underworld. Sadly, that adventure supposedly didn’t make as much of an impact as Eidos wanted, and so we’ve been hearing rumors of Dark Knight-ish reboots ever since. After one fragment with a visual of a younger Lara, we’ve heard and seen precious little. Well, that’s set to change soon as the title of the next tomb-raiding foray has been revealed.

The thing is, apparently they’ve dropped the ‘Tomb Raider’ monicker, and now just going with simply Lara Croft. No skin off my teeth- the franchise has always been about the sexy adventuress, and her adventures have periodically gotten her into far bigger places than tombs.

Anyway, details on Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light are decidedly scarce- we don’t know what platform it’s headed for, other than it will be a Downloadable game. Will this be a totally new Lara, or will she be the same heroine from the past three TR games? Sadly the former is more likely, which is a shame since I quite loved the universe built then.
If this title is radically different from anything we’ve seen Lara do before, I just hope they don’t do silly stuff like making her over-emo, or talking in a gruff whisper, or making things all dark and sad and grim. Lara is all about empowered sex appeal, high-jumping adventures and the thrill of discovery. Oh, and also hot diving suits and big guns. Heh.

The game should make it’s first appearance next week at GDC. We’ll see then what this fuss is all about.

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