December 6, 2010, 15:32

Square Announce New Tomb Raider

By David Howard, Editor-in-Chief

Square Enix has announced its highly-anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.

Set to be known as just, Tomb Raider, the reboot will make us “forget everything” we know about Lara Croft as we see her “young and inexperienced” in a “journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.” To be developed by Crystal Dynamics, the first full reveal is in the next issue of Game Informer, which they have this to say about it:

“In our world-exclusive cover story, we uncover a brand-new Lara Croft. Rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise through an origin story wasn’t so much a choice as an act of necessity, according to Crystal Dynamics. Drastic measures were needed. To build an entirely fresh Lara – a culturally relevant hero worth of the attention that once came so effortlessly – they must break her first. In this new adventure – simply titled Tomb Raider – a younger and inexperienced Lara Croft must endure both physical and emotional trauma to survive.”

Crystal Dynamics Head of Studio, Darrell Gallagher said, “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.”

No platforms or release date were announced.

The official site has now launched at http://tombraider.com/

Check out the cover shot below: