Whoa, where'd this come from?

#1 Posted by Deusoma (3001 posts) -

I stumbled onto this page while Wikisurfing from the Summer of Arcade, and discovered a new game in a high-profile franchise that I'd never heard a single word about before. An open-world survival-horror starring Lara Croft? Considering the biggest complaint about Tomb Raider games is that they don't do anything new, you'd think the internet would be all over this. The flyer (or whatever that is) that's being used as the page's main image has German text on it, but I don't remember anything even remotely like this coming out of the last Leipzig. 
 
So I ask: Is this legit, when did it get announced, and is there any other information on the subject?

#2 Posted by spankingaddict (2659 posts) -

This is odd... i wouldnt mind seeing a Tomb Raider horror game. But, it doesn't look legit imo...

#3 Edited by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

What the fuck? I'm tellin' you guys, STALKER is this generation's Deus Ex.
 
You had me at open world survival-horror.

#4 Edited by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
http://www.tombnews.com/news/2009/05/1101/    found this on wikipedia.  
 

 The next Tomb Raider, I think, will surprise a lot of people and reinvigorate the franchise.    

fits with it being a survival-horror, but that german flier thing looks like a bad shop to me. 
 
The interview is from last May, exactly a month before that german image was posted here. It seems possible but not plausible. 
 
The info from the flier is also posted on tombnews.com in English. 
 

UNOFFICIAL STORY
When a sudden storm destroys her research vessel, a young and inexperienced Lara Croft finds herself stranded on a mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan. Despite several signs of various inhabitants the island is oddly deserted, and an uneasy feeling settles in as strange sounds emerge from the shadows. 

With only her determination, inner strength, and resourcefulness to help her, Lara must overcome the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving journey that will take her across a vast island wilderness and deep into the claustrophobic and menacing underground tombs from the island's past. 

As she struggles to prevail through brutal combat encounters and treacherous exploration, Lara will be pushed to her limits and forced to adapt to her situation in order to survive and escape from the lethal predators that stalk her every move. 

UNOFFICIAL FEATURES:
• Hunt or Be Hunted: Evade, outsmart, trick and kill the mysterious enemies that hunt you as prey.
• Survival Action: Brutally attack and defend yourself as you fight to survive through visceral one-on-one melee combat.
• Strategic Weapons: Gain an advantage in combat by finding an array of different melee and ranged weapons including a variety of guns, and the hunter's ultimate weapon, the bow.
• Creative Survival: React and adapt to the island by using only that which you can salvage from the environment like climbing axes, rope, and machetes that can be used to unlock new traversal and combat game play options.
• Free Movement: Scramble up a vertical cliff wall, sprint and leap across a huge chasm, steer mid-air to land a misdirected jump: There is no one right way to traverse, survive, and explore the harsh environment of the island.
• One Cohesive World: The diverse multi-region island is an open playground alive with creatures, weather, and natural events.
• Origin Story: The new Tomb Raider concept reboots the franchise by exploring Lara Croft's transformation into a hardened adventurer as you unravel the story behind the island's mysterious past. 
      
But yeah, I think the info in the body of the wiki article on here should be removed until this stuff is officially confirmed.
#5 Posted by Deusoma (3001 posts) -

Well, there you go. Sometimes even the strangest rumours turn out to be true.

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