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New Lara Croft unveiled

New Lara Croft unveiled

Alison Carroll is the new face of Lara Croft and will promote the new Tomb Raider: Underworld game.

As we get closer and closer to the release of the new Tomb Raider game, subtitled as Tomb Raider: Underworld, the Eidos press machine is starting to whizz up into fifth gear, starting with the appointment of a new Lara Croft model.

The new Lara is the ninth Eidos-endorsed beauty and is taking over the responsibility of filling those tight, tan coloured hotpants from the popular Karima Adebibe.

Alison Carroll, 23, is a professional gymnast from Croydon who has previously performed for the likes of Prince Charles. Alison managed to beat out hundreds of other applicants for the chance to play the new face of Lara Croft, with the final round of the auditions involving a naked mud wrestling competition...or so we imagine.

The chance to take over the role of Lara Croft from Karima Adebibe has allowed Alison to quit her previous job as a receptionist and focus on getting into shape for her future stint as the face of Lara, according to an Eidos press release.

Eidos has traditionally appointed a new model for each major Tomb Raider, with the exception of Chronicles and Anniversary most notably. Previous models have included the likes of Nell McAndrew and Rhona Mitra.

For more details of what you can expect in the new game, check out our Tomb Raider: Underworld preview.

So, what do you think to the new Lara? As good as the old? Check out the pictures of the Old and New Lara Croft and let us know your thoughts in the forums.

New Lara Croft unveiled New Lara Croft unveiled
Alison Carroll (left) is the new face of Lara Croft, taking over from Karima Adebibe (right)

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UrbanMarine 12th August 2008, 14:04 Quote
Out of all of the Tomb Raider models, Nell McAndrew is still my favorite.
sotu1 12th August 2008, 14:07 Quote
prefer karima myself. softer features.

oh, and is that the skankiest scab on carrolls left knee?!
cjoyce1980 12th August 2008, 14:08 Quote
yummy!
M4RTIN 12th August 2008, 14:11 Quote
why do they even bother? i'd rather the games were really good than aiming the market at 14yr old boys who only care what the pretend computer woman looks like
Yemerich 12th August 2008, 14:14 Quote
i think it is really stupid to make such votings...

Both are beautifull (Karima is more), but neither looks like lara.
Besides, whats the point? The winner goes arround the world finding lost artfacts?
TreeDude 12th August 2008, 14:29 Quote
Both are pretty hot. I could care less. I would rather Eidos focus on making a decent game...
liratheal 12th August 2008, 14:32 Quote
Karima for me, I'm afraid.

Alison is.. flexible, though. Scarily so.
M_D_K 12th August 2008, 14:34 Quote
can i squeeze between them both :p
p3ri0d 12th August 2008, 14:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by M_D_K
can i squeeze between them both :p
Doing just a lil' more wouldn't be bad either :P
Anyways, they're both great.
DougEdey 12th August 2008, 14:38 Quote
All I can say is that who-ever does the publicity for Eidos needs to get shot. May be NSFW in extremely conservative regions.
liratheal 12th August 2008, 14:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
All I can say is that who-ever does the publicity for Eidos needs to get shot. May be NSFW in extremely conservative regions.

I think someone needs a copy of photoshop and some airbrushing classes :D
ParaHelix.org 12th August 2008, 14:44 Quote
I think the problem is that everyone will see them as "trying to look like Laura Croft", it's like Queen without Freddy Mercury, it can’t be done without the great original, Angelina Jolie.
ParaHelix.org 12th August 2008, 14:46 Quote
It also looks like they just came from a fancy dress party, it dosn't work for them, sorry.
sotu1 12th August 2008, 14:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by M4RTIN
why do they even bother? i'd rather the games were really good than aiming the market at 14yr old boys who only care what the pretend computer woman looks like

and what's wrong with making games for 14 year old boys!? we're all young at heart!
Timmy_the_tortoise 12th August 2008, 14:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TreeDude
Both are pretty hot. I could care less. I would rather Eidos focus on making a decent game...

I've never played a decent Tomb Raider game... So I gave up hope on that about twelve years ago.
Redbeaver 12th August 2008, 15:16 Quote
Karima.

but if either shows up at my door, ill die happy.
Redbeaver 12th August 2008, 15:16 Quote
and yes, of course. thx to the movie, the best is still Angelina Jolie.
Bionic-Blob 12th August 2008, 15:17 Quote
he didn't say it had to be tomb raider ;)
Mankz 12th August 2008, 15:28 Quote
I like here boobies.
M_D_K 12th August 2008, 15:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
shot.


:P i wouldn't say no to that lol
Bauul 12th August 2008, 15:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TreeDude
Both are pretty hot. I could care less. I would rather Eidos focus on making a decent game...

I really hope you meant "I could care less", and not actually "I couldn't care less". There's an entire thread about how we all hate people who say that....


On topic, I think she's rather lovely actually, and she can do all the suitable flips.
Stuey 12th August 2008, 15:56 Quote
I like the boots. That's about it.

As for the NSFW photo... I don't see what's wrong with it. She's not exposed anymore than if she was wearing a bikini, and it only looks like she's not tanned there, that's all.
Silver51 12th August 2008, 16:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Quote:
Originally Posted by TreeDude
Both are pretty hot. I could care less. I would rather Eidos focus on making a decent game...
I've never played a decent Tomb Raider game... So I gave up hope on that about twelve years ago.

Talking about decent games, don't Eidos have more important things to do rather than taking girlie photos? Like finishing Deus Ex 3.
Bionic-Blob 12th August 2008, 16:29 Quote
and thief 4
will. 12th August 2008, 16:44 Quote
Apparently (BBC says so) GTA4 is the new Tomb Raiders biggest contender.

I swear all they need to do is get someone one any fair minded forum on the internet and instantly they wouldn't make idiots out of themselves every day when talking about anything technological.
LeMaltor 12th August 2008, 18:04 Quote
Don't knock the BBC, the video they had of this babe was great :D
RTT 12th August 2008, 18:14 Quote
TomH 12th August 2008, 19:06 Quote
She's not bad looking, an' all, but the problem is going to come when you meet her, she opens her mouth to say hello and the whole world collapses around that quaint Croydon accent :p
TreeDude 12th August 2008, 19:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauul
Quote:
Originally Posted by TreeDude
Both are pretty hot. I could care less. I would rather Eidos focus on making a decent game...

I really hope you meant "I could care less", and not actually "I couldn't care less". There's an entire thread about how we all hate people who say that....

My bad. I try and use correct grammar. But English was always one of those subjects I squeaked by in. I'm a math/science kind of guy.
NiHiLiST 12th August 2008, 19:54 Quote
*pork*
knuck 12th August 2008, 20:25 Quote
the weirdest thing is that when the first tomb raider game came out in 97, this new lara girl was about what , 10 year old ?
Ramble 12th August 2008, 21:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
All I can say is that who-ever does the publicity for Eidos needs to get shot. May be NSFW in extremely conservative regions.

It must be hard to wax in jungle ruins.
The_Beast 12th August 2008, 22:18 Quote
proxess 12th August 2008, 22:21 Quote
Why is everyone complaining? As if you've got something better...

As for me... I wouldn't mind having all the Lara Craft's, including the ones in that Chinese or was it Japanese competition loaded with Lara Croft look-a-likes. *drools*

Note: I'm obviously talking about the real women, just so those that only think pixel-wise understand.
icutebluezone 12th August 2008, 22:33 Quote
Drools all over keyboard. :O
BurningFeetMan 13th August 2008, 00:43 Quote
Yeah, I'd hit it.
Hazchem 13th August 2008, 02:14 Quote
well Karima looks like a bloke...
Amon 13th August 2008, 02:45 Quote
I still prefer Rhona.
Xir 13th August 2008, 07:42 Quote
Angelina Jolie...

Oooh, flexible though, isn't she?

(Gotta get back to work)
PhenomRed 13th August 2008, 08:51 Quote
Rhona please

and Joe, you nearly had me on google with that remark about the nude mud wrestling...
Jack_Pepsi 13th August 2008, 10:34 Quote
That picture doesn't do her justice.
Redbeaver 13th August 2008, 14:35 Quote
ok, ive been looking at some of these pics again (including the linkies above), and this girl could use a couple pounds shaved off... she's pretty and hot and wutever, but look at those arms... and the thighs in the linkie... compared to Karima (or Jolie), and Lara Croft in-game herself (whichever game), no matter how u look at it...
newsfeeder 13th August 2008, 16:43 Quote
If you take a look at these pics

Alison Carroll the new Lara Croft is way more sexy than Angelina Jolie...

She is Younger, flexible, bustier, sexier than Angelina...

Only too bad she does not have the sexy lips Angelina has.. That could make her perfect!
Amon 13th August 2008, 23:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redbeaver
ok, ive been looking at some of these pics again (including the linkies above), and this girl could use a couple pounds shaved off... she's pretty and hot and wutever, but look at those arms... and the thighs in the linkie... compared to Karima (or Jolie), and Lara Croft in-game herself (whichever game), no matter how u look at it...
I don't know about you, but I find a girl having a little more to love (and other imperfections, like the scar on her knee) is hot.
rhuitron 16th August 2008, 18:07 Quote
*Enters Nude Cheat code*
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