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Tomb Raider Reboot To Be Revealed In Game Informer

Rumor no more! The long-rumored Tomb Raider reboot will unveiled in the December issue of Game Informer.

As speculated, the next Tomb Raider game will be unveiled in this coming issue of Game Informer magazine, publisher Square Enix announced this morning. Digital Game Informer has since released the cover art for said issue, which shows a battered and gashed Lara Croft with a bow slung over her right shoulder. You can also see a ravaged ship in the distance and dark storm clouds above.
  
Long-time Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics will be heading up the project, which will probably be a reboot of the franchise. According to a Square Enix, this game (simply titled "Tomb Raider") will feature a "young and inexperienced" (as well as an "ordinary") Lara Croft who "finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive" after her ship wrecks on a beach.   
 
"Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics in a press release. "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other." 
  
Here's that Game Informer cover, by the way:  


 
No other details (including platforms) have been released, but, if you do want to learn more about this title, just purchase the January issue of GI, as it'll have 10 whole pages dedicated to Tomb Raider. 
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Posted by BradNicholson

As speculated, the next Tomb Raider game will be unveiled in this coming issue of Game Informer magazine, publisher Square Enix announced this morning. Digital Game Informer has since released the cover art for said issue, which shows a battered and gashed Lara Croft with a bow slung over her right shoulder. You can also see a ravaged ship in the distance and dark storm clouds above.
  
Long-time Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics will be heading up the project, which will probably be a reboot of the franchise. According to a Square Enix, this game (simply titled "Tomb Raider") will feature a "young and inexperienced" (as well as an "ordinary") Lara Croft who "finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive" after her ship wrecks on a beach.   
 
"Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of Crystal Dynamics in a press release. "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other." 
  
Here's that Game Informer cover, by the way:  


 
No other details (including platforms) have been released, but, if you do want to learn more about this title, just purchase the January issue of GI, as it'll have 10 whole pages dedicated to Tomb Raider. 
Edited by loungemonkey

Hope it turns out well.

Posted by anterline

Looks meh

Posted by Fontan

Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums? 

Posted by Yummylee

She kind of looks like Jennifer Garnet in this pic.

Posted by Seraphim84

Anyone else think Lara Croft looks exactly like Jolene Blalock?

Posted by Dany

The last few Tomb Raiders game have been cool, the Lara Croft game was unique so they have done a good job with it so far, hopefully it will be a good reboot

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Rumour*
 
Gawd!

Posted by catdog

it's like mix of hl2 ( Borelius) and witcher ^_^

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@anterline said:
" Looks meh "
A promo render looks "meh"?  There's no details about the actual game what so ever. 

There was leaked gameplay details from a few months back and they sound promising.  It at least seems they're going in a different direction than Uncharted instead of just flat out copying it, which would have been the easy thing to do.
Posted by punkxblaze

God I love marketing hyperbole. A JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER. Seriously. Do they write this stuff expecting people to buy in to it?
 
More accurate would probably be "Yeah, you've probably done this journey before, but this time, BOOBS!".

Edited by Yummylee
@Fontan said:

" Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums?  "

Most of the news/trailers posted on GB is already on the forums hours before, more often than not.
Posted by animathias
@Abyssfull said:
" @Fontan said:

" Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums?  "

Most of the news/trailers posted on GB is already on the forums hours before, more often than not. "
It's the sad truth when there's only a couple of guys living normal lives that post the news here. Back when I was writing for an awesome but not-so-top-tier website, much of the front page stuff came from forums and other sites. It goes on the front door so the folks who don't browse the forums daily and don't traverse to other gaming news sites often still get the news (don't say they don't exist. Since I left SG, I only go to GB but I barely browse the forums, so we are out there.) I never would have seen this otherwise.
Posted by Overwatch

Shee looks a bit like Hilary Swank.

Posted by Bestostero

Bad advertising lol

Posted by thealexray

At this point in video games do people still give a shit about Lara Croft?

Posted by fazzle

Was the world really asking for a gritty, dark Tomb Raider?

Posted by Yummylee
@animathias said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" @Fontan said:

" Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums?  "

Most of the news/trailers posted on GB is already on the forums hours before, more often than not. "
It's the sad truth when there's only a couple of guys living normal lives that post the news here. Back when I was writing for an awesome but not-so-top-tier website, much of the front page stuff came from forums and other sites. It goes on the front door so the folks who don't browse the forums daily and don't traverse to other gaming news sites often still get the news (don't say they don't exist. Since I left SG, I only go to GB but I barely browse the forums, so we are out there.) I never would have seen this otherwise. "
I don't begrudge them for having the users beat them to the punch with gaming news and updates as of course small team bleh bleh blah, but with how long it can take for them catch on is a little silly. Sometimes it's days before GB happen to take notice.
Posted by HistoryInRust

Lara Croft. Still hot. 

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

I would like the franchise to turn into a survival horror kinda thing, I think it would be cool. 
Posted by Seijur0

Haven't they "rebooted" this franchise like 4 times already? I feel like every new Tomb Raider game they put out is branded as a reboot. The last few have been pretty well-received though, so I won't speculate on the quality. I do remember the first 3 or 4 TR games on the PlayStation fondly... I've been thinking about picking one of these newer ones up but I dunno, I think the time has passed for me for Tomb Raider. Maybe if this one turns out well I'll check it out.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

i wonder at what point it would become more beneficial to have this be a completely new IP with some Tomb Raidery inspiration.  I might actually be more interested in that, honestly, although I still want to see how this is gonna work out.
 
 
@xhavoc86 said:

" Bad advertising lol "
dude, it's just the cover to a magazine. It doesn't even count as an advertisement.
Posted by Rirse

Are they following up Navigatr's idea for a Tomb Raider game?

Posted by Hansolol

They're going to have to make some pretty big changes to make me give a damn.

Posted by elwillow

I want something like the first game. No pardon, not easy where you sometime wanted to thought the disc through a wall.

Posted by stinky

" Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider" 
 
DONE.

Posted by Hamz

NO! 
 
ENOUGH! 
 
GOD DAMMIT! 
 
I have had it with them constantly fucking about with the Tomb Raider franchise. Jesus Christ leave it alone already! :(

Posted by delija

why does she have a bow? where are the guns

Posted by Chop

Man...everyone is so down on Tomb Raider. The Crystal Dynamics TR games have actually been pretty good and it sounds like they're serious about wanting this game to be something. People saying it looks like shit based on concept art and a promo picture are just dick heads.
 
 Being so pessimistic is no way to live guys :(

Posted by Gertso
@thealexray:  Every since Crystal Dynamics(Soul Reaver) took over, absolutely.  
Edited by Overwatch
@Abyssfull said:

" @animathias said:

" @Abyssfull said:

" @Fontan said:

" Wasn't this posted a few hours ago on the forums?  "

Most of the news/trailers posted on GB is already on the forums hours before, more often than not. "
It's the sad truth when there's only a couple of guys living normal lives that post the news here. Back when I was writing for an awesome but not-so-top-tier website, much of the front page stuff came from forums and other sites. It goes on the front door so the folks who don't browse the forums daily and don't traverse to other gaming news sites often still get the news (don't say they don't exist. Since I left SG, I only go to GB but I barely browse the forums, so we are out there.) I never would have seen this otherwise. "
I don't begrudge them for having the users beat them to the punch with gaming news and updates as of course small team bleh bleh blah, but with how long it can take for them catch on is a little silly. Sometimes it's days before GB happen to take notice. "
I personally think that it doesn't matter that much. We get most of the big announcements from Twitter or Facebook anyway. And does couple hours of delay really matter? And most important thing to keep in mind, Giant Bomb is not a news heavy web site. We get only a few news about games here (no lawsuits, no business things, etc.).  
 
There are lots of sites (blogs like Kotaku for example) for gamers who need to catch news as it happens. And I don't think there are many gamers that are visiting only one website about videogames and nothing else. 
 
Not trying to sound preachy or too defensive, I just don't think that Giant Bomb's couple hours delay is such a big deal. Giant Bomb is a different website.
Posted by BBQBram

This sounds promising. The whole stranded-on-an-island thing reminds me of the King Kong movie game, which was AWESOME.

Posted by Max_Antrax
@Seraphim84 said:
" Anyone else think Lara Croft looks exactly like Jolene Blalock? "
whow i had the same thing when i was looking at it? maybe FMV :)
Posted by Gabriel

They better drop a Nathan Drake easter egg in there. 
 
I thought it would have been cool in Uncharted 2's journal, Nathan had a list of girls and contact info. They should have put Lara in.

Posted by Toms115

a human-looking lara croft? possibly survival based? sounds good. hope they pull it off.

Posted by ttocs

The Ol' girl is due for a reboot.  I'm glad she saw success with the downloadable title, hopefully they'll take the remake serious and not try to do simple cash ins and sully the once proud franchise more than it has been in the past.

Posted by clubsandwich
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" I would like the franchise to turn into a survival horror kinda thing, I think it would be cool.  "
I agree.
 
this is awesome, I love tomb raider games, hope this one live up to the hype, underworld was kind of meh and too short.
Posted by Boiglenoight

Now this is a Lara Croft I can get behind.

Posted by bartok

I feel like the the new Tomb Raider is going to be an Uncharted clone which isn't a bad thing.

Posted by AdmiralStupid

Think they'll change her nationality?

Posted by Landon
@stinky said:
" " Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider"  DONE. "
The only problem is they then start telling me about Tomb Raider and I'm like, wtf is that?
Edited by Kontrapunkt

Ahh, I liked the English Noble stuff. TEEN STUCK ON AN ISLAND WITH ZOMBLERZ and I just have to sort of shrug. Tomb Raider was good for what It was, trying to shoe horn Lara into things doesn't really work in my opinion. The 18+ Rating as far as gore and dialogue is concerned sounds promising though.
 
Added :
"There are brutal deaths in the game this time. One is described as a deranged man stabbing Lara in the chest and then closing her eyes after she's dead. Another includes a boulder falling on her leg to trap her before another falls and crushes her head. "
 
Oh dear.

Posted by hagridore

Just finish making the game this time, CD. I wanted to love Underworld, but its so damn janky.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Hopefully Square Enix doesn't try to "anime up" Tomb Raider. It kinda worries me, I've been interested in Deus Ex: HR but it seems like the "Ghost in the Shell" style is being used more heavily in it (granted there was always a little of that in DE).

Posted by theswoosh

Looks like an awareness poster for child abuse

Posted by SuperSambo

That character looks terrible, not that the old model was any good...

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

That is one kick ass picture.

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Posted by aurahack

Instantly uninterested with every word the CD man used to describe the game.

Posted by retsub101

Gritty reboot incoming, hide your wallets!

Edited by Skald

Oh Tomb Raider, you are so mediocre.