Lara Croft returns in next-gen Tomb Raider title
Blood bath on the beach
Lara Croft has returned in (almost) all her glory today, appearing in a promo trailer for the new Tomb Raider game, out next year.
With E3 round the corner, Square Enix decided now was a good time to give fans a taste of things to come.
And there's no better way of showing off Tomb Raider than with a spot of that age-old fan-favourite sadism - a clip of poor Ms Croft drowning.
It probably doesn't help that those Bulgarian airbags appear to have deflated slightly from previous games. Then again, this is meant to take place before Angelina Jolie gave the character a curvaceous boost when she portrayed her in the Tomb Raider movies.
Despite being set during Lara's origins as an adventurer, though, the CGI clip seems to show the cave explorer using an iPhone. Either she got fed up of dodgy signal failures and went back to an older model after this, or someone's got their history askew.
Either way, I bet she wishes it was waterproof. By the end of the video she's stranded on a desert island, from where the game will take place. We know little more, bar details of a 2012 release.
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About time one of our best loved and ill treated franchises got some decent attention.
Game could turn out pants, but at least it's got a decent trailer hey. As much as I love the Uncharted games, you can't beat memories of the first Tomb Raider game for a sense of adventure.
Never mind the airbags, what about her face?
That doesn't look like Lara at all. I admit I haven't really played these games since #3 or 4, so maybe the design change has been gradual, and realize she's supposed to be younger in this one. Never the less, comparing it to the early games (and associated promotional material), I don't think I could have determined that was it was supposed to be the same person if they hadn't told us.
She's got a DMM Rebel... nice! Not as nice to swing as a Petzl or BD, but it looks cooler and is made in the UK!
Square-Enix and fashion sense?
Having played Final Fantasy games, I can conclude these two items are most assuredly exclusive of one another.
I've played every TR game several times, and even got used to the screen oriented controls, but the last 2.5 D platform hopper was more than I could bear. I bet Square Enix will ruin the whole francise.