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Submitted by john2 869d ago | news

Tomb Raider Was Originally Titled As Tomb Raider: Ascension, Featured Demons & Giants, Artworks Leak

DSOGaming writes: "We seriously love this kind of leaks. DevianArt’s Tomb-Raider-Empire has leaked some interesting artworks and a video from an early build of the newly released Tomb Raider game, showcasing some of the enemies and abilities of Lara’s that were not included in the final build. According to the artworks and the leaked video, the new Tomb Raider game was originally meant to be called Tomb Raider: Ascension, featured demons and giants similar to those of Shadows of Colossus, and Lara could horseback-ride (on an island mission) and there was a flamethrower as one of Lara’s weapons." (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

Smurf1  +   869d ago
It's from that Geoff Keighley app I think. Very interesting.
dboyc310  +   869d ago
In fact the concept did seem interesting. Think they should have stuck with it. Now let's hope some of this becomes the next game.
knowyourstuff  +   868d ago
It would just look like they were ripping off God of War:Ascension, that released right alongside Tomb Raider. Same subtitle as GoW, and now with demons and giants.... you can't tell me they wouldn't be at least accused of blatantly ripping off GoW.
Irishguy95  +   868d ago
Tomb Raider series came out Way before God of war was ever concepted. Tomb Raider had you fighting Deity's way before God of War. Tomb Raider 2013 was announced WAY BEFORE God of war Ascension.

Now, EVEN at that(That your point is reversed, God of war would have been copying Tomb Raider)...they are still NOTHING alike and I doubt anyone would see it as copying
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EbeneezerGoode  +   868d ago
Zzzzzz no, tomb raider is fine as it is.
SilentNegotiator  +   868d ago
It should have been "Absolution"
Squeenix could have had an entire series of them. lol
RustedMan  +   868d ago
followed by Judgement and Retribution.
Y_5150  +   869d ago
interesting but the final product still looks great. I'll be weird if God of War: Ascension and Tomb Raider: Ascension out on the same month. lol
Ezz2013  +   868d ago
ascension is better than ascension
Y_5150  +   868d ago
Why does this always happens to GOW, no the other GOW!
ICECREAM  +   869d ago
Could've been a great game. it is really close to original Tomb Raider.
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john2  +   869d ago
I'm pretty sure that some of those ideas will be included in the sequel
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   869d ago
i actually wish this was in the final product,it would of felt even more like a tomb raider game.
INMATEofARKHAM  +   869d ago
How so? I see no mention of tombs with large complex puzzles that could never be mistaken for a challenge room...

Note: No down vote from me... Just curious as to me it doesn't/didn't feel like a real Tomb Raider game do to a lack of tomb/complex puzzles and not much else...
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   869d ago
the giants and demons aspect is more out of this world than the current villians in the game,and in the old tomb raiders one of the coolest things was that lara would go up against some very outlandish creatures,like demons,mummys,atlantians,dinos aurs,i guess you can say zombies,etc...
ICECREAM  +   869d ago
@INMATEofARKHAM

Yes, you are right, you've got the idea seeing five minutes of pre-development footage.
Nice.
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INMATEofARKHAM  +   868d ago
@ICECREAM; My statement is more based upon playing the final product to conclusion and seeing all the optional tombs/puzzles/content than the artwork/article above. It doesn't much matter what Lara fights/encounters complex puzzles/tombs can always be included.

@pr0t0typeknuckles; Cool, I can understand that... But I would say that the biggest change was the swapping of puzzles for combat and not so much who or what Lara fights.
sarshelyam  +   868d ago
Tombs? There were Tombs in Tomb Raider? Hardly.
RedDeadLB  +   869d ago
It looks absolutely different, more on the lines of Tomb Raider Underworld 2 than the Tomb Raider we got. However, Lara looks more skilled in the video so I'm guessing they completely scrapped the idea and started anew. This could be the foundation for the next title though, with the power the next-gen consoles provide it would be very doable.
Plagasx  +   869d ago
Tomb Raider is the best game I have played so far this year.

Can NOT wait for the sequel!
CEOSteveBallmer  +   869d ago
I haven't played tomb raider, No spoilers. just want to ask you guys whove played it. does the new tomb raider have supernatural elements even just a little like uncharted?? because the original series of tomb raider games are supernatural having mythical treasures, creatures etc. but this new game I have a feeling they stuck too much with reality. But I will still buy and play it.
INMATEofARKHAM  +   869d ago
It would be a spoiler to answer that question. As long as you go in realizing that the tombs are optional and extremely easy, that the game is far more Uncharted than Tomb Raiders of old you should really enjoy it.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   869d ago
Ok thanks, guess I'll just play to see it.
rocky047586  +   869d ago
I think it's a good mix of Uncharted and Tomb Raider. Remember Legend and Underworld both had "uncharted like" elements and Legend was produced BEFORE Uncharted was around and the concept for Underworld as also made before Uncharted came about.

I also think that THIS is the Lara Croft that we will see in the next game. I think most of these concepts like the gunplay and the movement and her climbing abilities will be like the way it seems in the video. Also the melee is amazing for a concept! I don't think it should be based on another island though.

At least not solely based on an island, it'd be cool if she arrives at an island and has flashbacks of what happened in the first game though. I think she should travel the globe like always and this type of gameplay would really bring it back to how bad ass she truly is.
trenso1  +   868d ago
There is a evil supernatural force of the island what it is I won't say, but the game is really good with pacing and showing what that force is also take time to explore it will explain more of the back story in documents
AnotherProGamer  +   869d ago
I hope the next one has demons and giants, I liked the series because of the fantasy elements
jakmckratos  +   868d ago
Glad it changed the title but I would have LOVED more supernatural stuff
Sheikah  +   868d ago
I preferred the "less is more" approach - I liked that they kept it "real" to a certain extent, rather than going all out.. like the giant chase.
Dodged a bullet
guitar_nerd_23  +   868d ago
I love seeing the the work in progress untextured animations. I might have to buy the ebook if theres more of that.
Jagsrock  +   868d ago
I could totally see them work a lot of this unused material into the sequel. The Lara in the vid seems like a more experienced Lara and I feel like the reboot set up enough supernatural stuff for the next game to go all out with it. I must say I'm excited for where they are going with Tomb raider.
aLiEnViSiToR  +   868d ago
They did great with this Tomb Raider but actually there are great ideas from this "Tomb Raider: Ascension" for sequels :]
KingKevo  +   868d ago
I love to see this kind of stuff. Really interesting.
trenso1  +   868d ago
Hopefully this is in the next game cause the video look great in terms of Lara's skill but, if it was in the one that was just released it would have ruined the premise of this being her origin story and her transitioning into the badass from the old games.
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overlord  +   868d ago
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I just beat Tomb Raider yesterday and it definitely gets my seal of approval. With that said after watching this concept video, Lara is a beast with no conscience. This game would have been bad ass. Here's to this making it on PS4. Thumbs Up!
wishingW3L  +   868d ago
this should have been a new IP and it would have been better if you ask me. All they did with the reboot was to copy most of Uncharted's elements anyway.
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goldwyncq  +   868d ago
Could there have been a trophy named " Bras before Guys"?
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   868d ago
This was at the top of the N4G feed... It said tomb raider was originally titled as tomb raider. XD
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x5exotic  +   868d ago
Does the new one have supernatural elements or are they all realistic stuff? And if so, is it subtle like LOST or out there like the T-Rex and Centaurs from older games?
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Valenka  +   868d ago
Now the original, leaked concept art before the game was announced makes sense.

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