New Tomb Raider To Trace The Origin Of Lara Croft

Developer Crystal Dynamics is working on a new Tomb Raider meant to be an origin story for Lara Croft, the studio said today.

"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."

The game, they say, will feature 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."

'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'

A New Game from Crystal Dynamics [PR Newswire]


    Oh My God. Lara Croft is HOT!

    I hated the giant-lipped, ridiculous-eyed Lara of the originals. The ones represented in the Guardian of Light (which is a brilliant game btw) and this look far more attractive to me!

    I hope they also bring back her personality with this new look! She became such a hard-ass in the latest games (excluding Guardian of Light) that I could barely tolerate her!

    Good move Crystal Dynamics, I'm looking forward to this one!

    Boat? Beach?

    They did the origin story thing in Legend and it involved planes & mountains

    Is her name still Lara Croft?
    Is she still a girl?

    Then some of the things I know are still relevent... I'll hold onto them thanks.

    Seriously though, so long as she's still got that sexy British accent... I'm in.

    I'm looking at that, and thinking "Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta."

    Damn I thought it would be a childbirth game.

    Is it just me or has nearly every damn game since the second one been about where Lara comes from and her history and blah blah blah!

    I don't care where she came from! She's a millionarie orphan, who goes adventuring and raids tombs! That's all I need to know, seriously. Can we just visit tombs and raid them? Can we get away from the freaking origin stuff.

    Reminds me of that Patton Oswald rant where he says proof that time travel doesn't exist is because nobody murdered George Lucas in 1995 and that the prequel films ruined the franchise because it was just presumed people wanted to know where things came from,

    "So you like Angelina Jolie huh? pretty sexy right? Well now here's a picture of Jon Voight's testicles".

      A picture of John Voight would suffice

    This will look and feel like Uncharted, but without all the action and guns.

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