New Tomb Raider Reboot Game Will Be an Origin Story

Crystal Dynamics will be working on a new Tomb Raider game that’s going back to Lara Croft’s origin, announced Square Enix. It’s going to be a reboot that’s going to change the way you think about the franchise.

“Forget everything you knew about ‘Tomb Raider,’ we are exploring things that have never been done before in this game,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. “This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.”

This should be very interesting, since the Lara Croft we know is a highly-trained adventurer and killer. The previous games show glimpses of Lara’s past, but it never really goes in depth. Then again, Lara’s back story had no continuity.

“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.”

With all these new stories and re-imagination, it’s hard to keep track of who Lara was, but let’s hope that this new vision will bring in new fans.

Expect the 10-page cover story in Game Informer next month. The game will be coming to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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