Tomb Raider: Underworld News for PC

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Teaser artwork and a leaked fact sheet is reported to have revealed the first details of a Tomb Raider reboot from Square Enix.

A Game Informer teaser and website suggest we'll be getting a full-on reveal inside the magazine's pages on December 6. However, images of a supposed fact sheet were posted (since removed) at fourplayercoop.

The game is said to feature a young and inexperienced Lara Croft, left shipwrecked on a mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan. The island is mostly deserted, but for mysterious inhabitants which Lara must hunt down, or become prey herself.

The large, open-world island, alive with creatures, weather, and natural events, also features menacing underground tombs. Artwork shows Lara on horseback, making use of a bow and arrow.

Via Shacknews

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Back in September PC Gamer reported that the new Tomb Raider game would feature a large-open Japanese island setting, details backed up by the latest information. The 'a survivor is born' website also links in very nicely to the idea of Lara Croft origins story, the game detailing how the Lara Croft as we know her today was created.

An open-world game would be a major shift in style for the franchise, which while previously having featured large tombs, have never given the player any great freedom.

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icebox98

i like tomb raider games so pliz i beg u eidos, dont make this a fail!!!
Posted 11:12 on 08 January 2011
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Woffls

Very interesting indeed, it sounds like a Zelda game to be honest. I always thought that linearity hindered Tomb Raider a little, and it should be about exploration, and the exploration should be inherently fun. It's certainly on my radar, and hopefully it wont be released near Zelda because I have a feeling they might be quite similar.
Posted 21:04 on 15 November 2010
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guyderman

The last two Tomb Raider games were great fun - they had a few issues with camera's from time to time but they were certainly a step back in the right direction after the poor Angel of Darkness.
Will be interested in seeing what's next!
Posted 17:30 on 15 November 2010
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Clockpunk

Hmmm... some interesting developments on the way 'open world' is implemented lately - this, Deadly Premonition, Fallout: NV...

It's all good stuff - I love having optional extras and little details which make games much less linear and more fun!

I shall def. keep an eye on this after the last couple of retail disc-based flops that have marred the series a little.
Posted 14:43 on 15 November 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/11/2008
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 1,337 25
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