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Old 01-12-11, 10:48 AM   #1
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Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

Dunno how I totally missed this announcement.

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GAME INFORMER TO UNVEIL TOMB RAIDERCopyright 2010 Square Enix Press Release

[ December 6th 2010 ]

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.


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Old 01-12-11, 10:51 AM   #2
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Looks good, but it has been a let down of a franchise for a long time.
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Old 01-12-11, 10:54 AM   #3
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Despite its bugginess, I enjoyed Underworld. They just need to incorporate better combat whilst not neglecting the exploration and puzzle solving aspects.
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Old 01-12-11, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

That Lara Croft looks hot
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Old 01-12-11, 10:57 AM   #5
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Ive been following this since the announcement, and everything looks great. Im even more excited for the release of Trilogy for PS3.
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Old 01-12-11, 11:01 AM   #6
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That Lara Croft looks hot
Yes. Yes, she does.

I wonder if they based her on anyone in particular.

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Ive been following this since the announcement, and everything looks great. Im even more excited for the release of Trilogy for PS3.
Yeah, the trilogy set sounds promising.

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TOMB RAIDER TRILOGY COMING MARCH 25


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[ January 6th 2011 ]

Crystal Dynamics today announced that THE TOMB RAIDER TRILOGY pack, exclusive for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, will be available on March 25, 2011. The pack will include TOMB RAIDER Legend and TOMB RAIDER Anniversary, both newly remastered in HD quality, as well as TOMB RAIDER Underworld, previously released on PlayStation 3.

A number of items were also created exclusively for this pack, including a THE TOMB RAIDER TRILOGY PlayStation 3 theme pack, the official Lara Croft female Home avatar outfit, the Viking Thrall male Home avatar outfit and a collection of "making of" trailers in HD for the entire series, a must for any TOMB RAIDER fan.

"We're really excited to be able to offer gamers the chance to play both Legend and Anniversary remastered in high definition on the PlayStation 3," said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. "These are two titles we are extremely proud to have created."

Hopefully the remastered versions of Legend and Anniversary are based on their PC counterparts. And hopefully Underworld has its audio fixed (the LFE is way overblown in the current release) and the original ending re-instated (or at least give the current ending better editing instead of an abrupt cut to the end credits).
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Old 01-12-11, 12:33 PM   #7
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Wasn't Legend a "reboot" of the series as well? Or was it a sequel to one of the games?

And where does Guardian of Light fit in story wise with all of these?
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Old 01-12-11, 12:43 PM   #8
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Wasn't Legend a "reboot" of the series as well? Or was it a sequel to one of the games?

And where does Guardian of Light fit in story wise with all of these?
Yes, Legend is a reboot. And Anniversary is remake of Tomb Raider (1996) that retcons certain events/motivations to fit in line with the new continuity and the events that then occur in Underworld. Tomb Raider (2011) seems to be a prequel to those three games. However, I've no idea where Guardian of Light fits in all this, as I've never played that game.
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Old 01-12-11, 12:58 PM   #9
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Looks good, but it has been a let down of a franchise for a long time.
Maybe it's the fact that I didn't get into TR until this gen, but Legend was excellent, Anniversary less so, but still decent, and Underworld was amazing. The gunplay is the weakest aspect of all three, but then again, I don't play TR for the shootouts.

Haven't given GoL a spin yet. I'm looking forward to the new one. I think they reboot it every few years only because Lara doesn't garner the press like she once did. It takes something special, like a reboot, to get people's attention.

And the new Lara model?
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Old 01-12-11, 01:48 PM   #10
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Yes, to the new Lara and the HD Pack.
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Old 01-12-11, 03:57 PM   #11
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The gunplay is the weakest aspect of all three, but then again, I don't play TR for the shootouts.:
I agree. I think that if they insist on keeping gunplay (and, to a lesser extent, melee combat) as a part of the series, they should take a page from the Uncharted handbook. Not at the expense of the puzzles and traversal gameplay from Underworld, however.
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Old 01-12-11, 04:49 PM   #12
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I agree. I think that if they insist on keeping gunplay (and, to a lesser extent, melee combat) as a part of the series, they should take a page from the Uncharted handbook.
I would not be shocked if this turns out to be Uncharted with a female lead. There's even a QTE in that second screenshot. Of course, Uncharted surely was influenced by TR anyway.
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Old 01-12-11, 06:16 PM   #13
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Re: Tomb Raider (a.k.a. Tomb Raider 9)

I have that issue and I didn't even realize who she was. I figured it was some new PS3 game. Hell, that's the best she's looked in a long time. I mean she's even hotter than Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft.
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Old 01-12-11, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have that issue and I didn't even realize who she was. I figured it was some new PS3 game. Hell, that's the best she's looked in a long time. I mean she's even hotter than Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft.
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Old 01-12-11, 08:38 PM   #15
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I agree. I think that if they insist on keeping gunplay (and, to a lesser extent, melee combat) as a part of the series, they should take a page from the Uncharted handbook. Not at the expense of the puzzles and traversal gameplay from Underworld, however.
Agreed Tomb Raider could learn a lot from Uncharted in terms of story, pacing and combat. But I think Uncharted could learn a lot from Tomb Raider in terms of puzzles and exploration. TR: Underworld had some amazingly creative puzzle solving, and it felt much more open than Uncharted.
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Old 01-12-11, 09:58 PM   #16
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They made her look way too young, almost like she's a teenager.
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They made her look way too young, almost like she's a teenager.
They use the word "young" twice in the synopsis, indicating to me that this is intention.
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Old 01-12-11, 10:05 PM   #18
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They made her look way too young, almost like she's a teenager.
Which is the idea.

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Young and inexperienced Lara
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From what I understand, this is, by all accounts, Lara's first adventure, pre-dating every game to date...the adventure that made Lara who she is.
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Old 01-12-11, 11:28 PM   #21
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Wasn't this game already made?:

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Of course it's a younger Lara - it was before her boob job!
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Wasn't this game already made?:
The Core games don't exist in the Crystal Dynamics continuity (unless they remake them).
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Old 01-16-11, 04:55 PM   #24
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Looks interesting. I've always had a hard time getting into the Tomb Raider games, but I'll most-likely give this one a rent. Unless I hear really awful things about it.
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I really liked Guardian of Light a lot, and I'm kind of a sucker for Tomb Raider (although Uncharted has stolen a lot of that series' thunder), so I'll be checking this one out for sure, and I'll probably get the trilogy set as well.
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