Square announce 'Tomb Raider' reboot, Crystal go with "origins story"

That new Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics? Well it's called 'Tomb Raider' and yes there's a boat, a beach and a stranded Lady Croft for us.

We get a "young and inexperienced" Lara whose only goal is to survive. Crystal say "forget everything" we know of Tomb Raider, this is her "origins story".

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Pedantic913852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

.............Dinosaurs ? will there be any ? :)

Btw, the pic of her sure looks nice.

toaster3852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

Lara Croft franchise is a dinosaur alright, hottest goddamn dinosaur I've ever seen though. I love the games but I wasn't too fond of the controls.

This game sounds like a good refresh for the franchise.

AAACE53852d ago

I wonder if they finally read my letter telling them to quit making her look like a f'in alien...

Anyway, I like the Adrianna Lima look of this new one! Hope they bring back the traditional all fours crawl Lara used to have in the older games.

TOO PAWNED3852d ago

Old Lara looked like plastic Barbie doll = UGLY!
New one seems like someone performed bad plastic surgery on her.
Never found Lara to be hot. I think girls in Uncharted 2 (can't remember their names) are very hot in different ways but none of them is like forced over the top fake plastic beauty.
Anyways i hope this new Tomb Raider is something like those leaked concept arts showed us it could be. Had a bit of horror theme

TEFL0N_D0N_813852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

Uhh.. she looks like a dude. They could have placed that picture on a new Final Fantasy cover and labeled it as a the male main character named Biff. Look at the jaw lines, eye brows, cheek bones, etc. That's definitely a dude.

No amount of disagreeing will change my viewpoint that some of y'all are looking at a dude and finding him hot.

young juice3852d ago

this is exactly what square should do. i was just talking about this the other day.

hope square doesnt f*ck it up, like they have donewith alot of other potential games this gen.

hay3852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

Actually I love how she looks in this art. If she looks like dude, I'd bang dude with this face. Any dudes looking like that here? C'mere! Who's your daddy!

Also, this may be first Tomb Raider game I may actually like if it's nothing like any of the previous games.

Redempteur3852d ago


Actually i think that reboot are good in this case when square in involved just enough that everything doesn't turn into omething nobody wants.

Case in point with deus ex.. Just the involvement needed .

AAACE53852d ago

@Teflon Don 81... If you think that looks like a dude, you must be into tranny's!

The old Lara looked more like a dude to me!

Kurt Russell3851d ago

I'm stuill down with this milf... enjoyed this franchise from the start even its less rated counterparts.

antz11043851d ago

Wasn't it a plane crash that made her all survival badass, not a shipwreck?

ChineseDemocracy3851d ago

Reminds me of Hilary Swank.

Hot or not?

OneSneakyMofo3851d ago

I think Lara Croft needs to be named Link Croft.

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CrzyFooL3852d ago

Looking Lara yet!!


GoodSpeed3851d ago (Edited 3851d ago )

This might be too throwback for some of you, but that pic makes her look like Atreyu from the Never-ending Story. Anybody else see it besides myself?

xAlmostPro3852d ago

i hope she can still do handstands :)

Kurisu3851d ago

I'm wondering if she will even be able to crawl! She didn't learn to do it until Tomb Raider 3 xD

poopface13852d ago

Batman movies have been the only good ones.

Gambit073851d ago

Actually theses days it's more of a rebooting a reboot.

lightningsax3851d ago (Edited 3851d ago )

Interesting idea! So long as it's fun, I don't have a problem with it.

However, I really don't like how they just Rocky Balboa'd the title of the game. Now you've got Tomb Raider on PS1 and Tomb Raider on the newer systems. So what will we actually call it five years from now? Tomb Raider 2011? Heck, at least Nolan's crew had the decency to name their first reboot title "Batman Begins" and not just "Batman." Could you imagine calling something "Batman 2005" when discussing the entire franchise? Game catalogers, revolt!

n to the b3851d ago

hate it when remakes/boots use the same title as an original, movies or games. almost as bad as us americans having the audacity to call it 'football' when football (a.k.a. 'soccer') already existed!!

...I said ALMOST...

visualb3851d ago

I found one iconic image that can set this gen apart from others:

UnbiasedTroll3851d ago

Uncharted 2 stole stole Tomb Raiders light. I mean if they did what Uncharted 2 did that would be one heck of a Tomb Raider game.

ExplosionSauce3851d ago

Not really. I enjoy both series because they're vastly different to me.

XI_-Minty-_IX3851d ago

lol UnbiasedTroll my ass. Looking at your comment history, you only troll PS3 articles. This one needs his bubs taken away. >:-)

Mizz_mai3851d ago (Edited 3851d ago )

it's gonna be sh*t TR's been awful for year's now,i predict female multi-plat version of uncharted 2,whilst PS3 owners will be playing uncharted night everybody :)

ThanatosDMC3851d ago

"We get a "young and inexperienced" Lara whose only goal is to survive."

Wait are we just gonna play Lara on the streets doing some alley work? Wasn't she rich to begin with because of her dad? Anyway, they need to dethrone Uncharted to make this game big but this is SquareEnix after all so i doubt it.

Dark General3851d ago

This is EXCELLENT news. I'm not a Tomb Raider fan but I'am a Eidos fan and just going down their franchise restart list for the current gen things look good.

Tomb Raider reboot: Check
Deus Ex Reboot: Check
Thief Reboot: Check
New Hitman: ?
New Legacy of Kain: ?

Misanthrope3851d ago

Fingers crossed for Legacy of Kain!


I want Legacy of Kain too but I don't if it needs a reboot.

In the last game Raziel's souls is now bonded with Kain's sword, so if it progress we'll probably won't play with Raziel again, or at least, not mostly with him. But that's what I like, Kain has a Empire to rebuild and Raziel, his most precious vessel, is more commited to Kain than ever, they could actually expand the story, as it kind of didn't evolved much from Soul Reaver to Defience.

Also, I would mind a HD Remake like GoW and PoP have. Maybe they could bundle the PS1 and PS2 games together. I don't know if XBL has an equivalent (I'm pretty sure they have some original Xbox games on LIve through) but they could actually use that too to capitalize and build hype to the new game release (remember how GoW Collection payed for GoW3 development, now imagine it as Eidos can have it on two consoles).

iNcRiMiNaTi3851d ago (Edited 3851d ago )

I'm hoping this game ends up awesome

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wollie3852d ago

here's hoping this will actually be good!

PrimordialSoupBase3852d ago

None of the other Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider's would suggest otherwise. Relevant, excellent games (aside from combat) stuck in irrelevant fiction.

Lirky3852d ago

I still own ps1 tomb raider II disc, and did you know some Ps1 games with the black back of the discs audio mp3s can be extracted from the ps1 discs, and saved in the audio tab on the xmb.

Press triangle while the disc is in the ps3 but u have to do this under game , or go to audio tab on xmb and u can extract it that way.

imvix3852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

Hidden PC feature, Can actually play original Tombraider in HD :P Mods are available too.

No need to pay any company for upresses ;-)

KiRBY30003852d ago (Edited 3852d ago )

@Lirky disagreers

Lirky is right, it also works with other PS1 Wipeout games (Wipeout, Wipeout 2097, Wip3out). i'm sure there are other games like that.

Redempteur3852d ago

It works with tobal 1 too ( i used it a lot )

poopface13852d ago

will it work with FF7, that would make me happy.

gravemaker3852d ago

new lara sure looks fine, i hope they will make a good game