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Tomb Raider reboot gets 2012 release date

Tomb Raider reboot gets 2012 release date

Square Enix has announced a 2012 release Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

Square Enix has announced a release date for Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, setting the game for a Q4 2012 launch.

A new trailer has been released too, which you can watch below. This will be the tenth game in the Tomb Raider series, as well as the second time that the franchise has been rebooted.

According to Crystal Dynamics, this latest Tomb Raider title will be more of a survival horror title and will represent an origin story for the Tomb Raider character. Lara will begin the game as a young woman setting out on an expedition aboard the ship Endurance, but gets ship-wrecked on a strange island with hostile inhabitants.

Crystal Dynamics' previous game in the Tomb Raider series, Underworld, followed on from a previous reboot of the series, Legend, and told of Lara's efforts to free her mother from a spiritual realm. We quite liked it too, so check out out Tomb Raider: Underworld review for more information.

Do you like the look of the new Tomb Raider? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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heir flick 3rd June 2011, 11:25 Quote
could be good, Crystal Dynamics has done a pretty decent job of tomb raider in the past, always been a bit of a lara fanboi so roll on tight vest and big bangers
PingCrosby 3rd June 2011, 11:47 Quote
"Lara will begin the game as a young woman setting out on an expedition aboard the ship Endurance, but gets ship-wrecked on a strange island with hostile inhabitants." It was actually Hartlepool.
LeMaltor 3rd June 2011, 12:12 Quote
Needs bigger boobs.
Yemerich 3rd June 2011, 13:50 Quote
hmmm Lara got a breast reduction job?...

Anyways, the animation is great and I like the galleon in the background. I am yet to play guardian of light...

do I need to?
Mentai 3rd June 2011, 14:04 Quote
@Yemerich

This is Lara's origin story, she hasn't had her breast implants yet. Duh.

I actually love how this looks, including Lara Croft. Never thought I would find her attractive so props to Crystal Dynamics on art direction at least. Q4 2012 is a long time away though, considering the length of time they've been working on this. Here's hoping for something amazing.
BitJKar 3rd June 2011, 15:24 Quote
I'm getting a really bad vibe from this new Croft. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like this girl couldn't make her way through a gym, let alone an ancient tomb filled with lions and tigers and bears. [oh my]

Where's the swagger?
Kiytan 3rd June 2011, 15:58 Quote
wow, that's a really good trailer. looking forward to it.
Da_Rude_Baboon 3rd June 2011, 16:09 Quote
Lara is going to have to do an awful lot to compete with Nathan Drake in the game stakes.
Jamie 3rd June 2011, 16:25 Quote
I hope they get a good voice actress, Uncharted games are better purely because Drake's voice actor is great.
Lazy_Amp 3rd June 2011, 17:04 Quote
So I've seen a few references that this is slated for PC as well? In which case, sign me up!
Kris 3rd June 2011, 17:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
Needs bigger boobs.

I'd argue you there - they're perfectly proper boobs right there.

oh and Tomb raider trailer, imma let you finish, but Dead Island had one of the best game trailers of all time. Of ALL time!
Fizzban 3rd June 2011, 17:16 Quote
It was a very nice trailer, but square have a history of making great CG cut scenes. How the game will actually play remains to be seen.
jakobfrimmel 4th June 2011, 05:13 Quote
the graphixxxx look sexeeee
Spreadie 5th June 2011, 11:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
"Lara will begin the game as a young woman setting out on an expedition aboard the ship Endurance, but gets ship-wrecked on a strange island with hostile inhabitants." It was actually Hartlepool.

Does she hang a monkey? ;)
knuck 5th June 2011, 16:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jakobfrimmel
the graphixxxx look sexeeee
cgi
TomH 5th June 2011, 18:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PingCrosby
"Lara will begin the game as a young woman setting out on an expedition aboard the ship Endurance, but gets ship-wrecked on a strange island with hostile inhabitants." It was actually Hartlepool.
Nonsense, it's not an island!
Da_Rude_Baboon 6th June 2011, 10:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
I hope they get a good voice actress, Uncharted games are better purely because Drake's voice actor is great.

Plus Uncharted has a better story, script, game play, art direction and pretty much everything else. Lara has the name and the heritage but she will competing directly with two the of best games of this generation.
toolio20 6th June 2011, 22:55 Quote
Wow, someone has finally modeled LC's face in an realistically attractive manner - looks like having to compete with Uncharted has brought the realization that cartoony-looking Lara is an anachronism. However, this preview suggests "Blatant Uncharted Clone" (though any judgement at this point is monstrously premature).

The first Tomb Raider was as revolutionary as it was evolutionary, and should hold a fond place in the heart of any gamer who played it upon release. With that said, its hard to see Tomb Raider defining or even re-defining a genre again. But if Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics focus less on paradigms and more on creating a well-structured, cleverly-paced game with tight controls and a story that doesn't insult the player's intelligence...well, they won't need to worry with any of that.

At the very least, it'll be bittersweet fun to see how they screw this up...
erratum1 12th June 2011, 03:12 Quote
New Lara looks hot, the women talking has a sexy voice as well.

I hope this game is good, I like the previous Tomb raider games.
PingCrosby 21st June 2011, 20:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by TomH
Nonsense, it's not an island!

That was their first mistake....the second one was coming ashore.;)
grenadeh 7th March 2012, 01:46 Quote
I agree, new lara is what I would honestly say is cute, I know some girls in high school who looked similar. I feel Square Enix's fate rests with the success of this game - they have already ruined Final Fantasy, but if they ruin Tomb Raider as well, I pray they go down hard.
Tribble 7th March 2012, 21:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by toolio20
Wow, someone has finally modeled LC's face in an realistically attractive manner - looks like having to compete with Uncharted has brought the realization that cartoony-looking Lara is an anachronism. However, this preview suggests "Blatant Uncharted Clone" (though any judgement at this point is monstrously premature).

The first Tomb Raider was as revolutionary as it was evolutionary, and should hold a fond place in the heart of any gamer who played it upon release. With that said, its hard to see Tomb Raider defining or even re-defining a genre again. But if Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics focus less on paradigms and more on creating a well-structured, cleverly-paced game with tight controls and a story that doesn't insult the player's intelligence...well, they won't need to worry with any of that.

At the very least, it'll be bittersweet fun to see how they screw this up...

I remember to this day reading the previews for the first tomb raider and putting it on pre order. I was always disappointed by the end of the first game in the series, wonders if anyone else ever had the alien bug as i did.

I personally can't see any fun in being had if they screw this up, never the less it is on my pre order list.
LillyKate 22nd April 2012, 10:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by BitJKar
I'm getting a really bad vibe from this new Croft. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like this girl couldn't make her way through a gym, let alone an ancient tomb filled with lions and tigers and bears. [oh my]

Where's the swagger?

It's because this is an origins story, you see Lara as a much different character that's why she seems like that. And as the game progresses we'll see her develop into the Lara we all know and love. Looking forward to the game and cannot wait to see Crystal Dynamic's take on how Lara became the survivalist we have always known her to be. Cannot believe it's bee 16 years .
Kronos 22nd April 2012, 16:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
hmmm Lara got a breast reduction job?...

Anyways, the animation is great and I like the galleon in the background. I am yet to play guardian of light...

do I need to?

No, I don't think you do.
bleeper 27th April 2012, 11:19 Quote
I hope this new Tomb Raider doesn't take itself too seriously. The old series wasn't perfect at all but it had it's share of humorous moments.
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