Next Tomb Raider To Be Shown Behind Closed Doors At GDC

By Ishaan . March 4, 2010 . 10:34am


Last year, documents and concept art pertaining to a Tomb Raider reboot underway at Crystal Dynamics made their way onto the net via a leak at the developer. The documentation indicated that "Tomb Raider 9" would essentially be a survival-horror game, dating back to Lara’s younger days, a la the beginning of Tomb Raider IV.


Today, Crystal Dynamics announced that the next Tomb Raider game, titled Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be a digital download release, and will be debuted behind closed doors at GDC on March 9th. “This is a really exciting project for Crystal Dynamics, we have created something completely new and very different to what people might be expecting,” said Darrell Gallagher, General Manager of Crystal Dynamics.


Whether or not Guardian of Light is the same game the leaked documentation pertained to remains to be seen. According to their Twitter feed, Crystal Dynamics are also working on a second project apart from Guardian of Light.

  • malek86

    So it’s not “Tomb Raider”. Maybe they thought the brand had lost too much appeal, so they opted to just drop the title and go for the main character’s name, who is the most recognizable asset anyway.

  • thebanditking

    Well, Im not too thrilled about Guardian of Light. Especially if its closer to a regualr game and not specifically made to be a downloaded title, but as always I will wait to see what it is before passing judgement.

    I hoping there are two seperate titles and that this “survival horror action” title is a full disc based game I would like to see a new direction for Tomb Raider as nostalgia aside Nathan Drake replaced Lara as the ultimate adventurer a long time ago in my book.

    • malek86

      Lara was never the ultimate adventurer anyway.

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