(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Final Fantasy developers Square Enix have revealed it’s first details on an all new Tomb Raider series from Crystal Dynamics. The series made famous by the now defunct Core Design is getting an upgrade in the form of a rebooted series and redesigned Lara Croft. The femme fatal of video games, movies and comic books (remember the Witchblade crossover?) will still be just as sexy as her original 1995 self but only with a more youthful appearance. Here’s the first details on this genius breakthrough series:
After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was traveling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive. Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.
Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics had this to say about the new take on an old favorite:
“Forget everything you knew about ‘Tomb Raider,’ we are exploring things that have never been done before in this game. This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.”
Sweet Jesus all mighty, start your pre-orders now people. If they want you to forget all that we knew, like the dreadful Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, then this must be big. I’m having boyhood flashbacks just thinking about the legendary false nude codes of the late 90’s. With the technology we have now, with motion capture and story telling, this could be the top selling game of the year. Suck on those berries Super Mario, all you’ve got is a mushroom that makes you bigger (video-game viagra).
The Tomb Raider worldwide debut is part of the January issue of Game Informer magazine. The cover story will feature 10 pages of exclusive material and content. The issue is available beginning today for subscribers and will be on newsstands December 11.