New Tomb Raider Footage Shows Lara Having A Really Bad Day

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 11:00am

At Microsoft’s E3 media briefing, Crystal Dynamics showed off a new playable look at their Tomb Raider reboot. Scheduled for release in March 5th, 2013, Tomb Raider retells the origin story of Lara Croft. Take a look at the footage below:



The first piece of downloadable content for Tomb Raider will be a timed Xbox 360 exclusive. Crystal Dynamics didn’t specify what exactly this would be.


Note: The volume in the video above is rather low. We’ll update with a new video as soon as we get access to one.

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  • Xapth

    Things got really intense during this gameplay footage…

    I thought of a mix between Uncharted and The Hunger Games (if it were to have a video game).

    This along with Resident Evil 6 were the only games that really interested me during Microsoft’s conference.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I think it was odd to announce the exclusive DLC for a game close to ten months away so soon. I think they would have got a positive response if they waited closer to release to say that.

    Tomb Raider looked pretty cool actually. Lara was just having everything go wrong and even a parachute fail. It is also pretty fresh to see characters use something other than a gun. 

  • ThatBlackGuy

    So Lara has a case of the Nathan Drake Syndrome(NDS).

    • Guest

      I’m really tired of  hearing this baseless crap opinion. This game has XP points, sandbox hubs where exploration is available, hunting and save points in the mold of camps

      • ThatBlackGuy

        what I was referring to the fact that her and Nathan Drake fall alot, where did that come from anyway

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Watched the video myself; I thought just the general feel of the the action, the endless number of arrows it took to put enemies down and the crazy endless cut scenes, were points that could have been made in support of your initial statement.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Appreciate that you provided some differences. But leaving the aside commentary out would make your argument stronger next time.

  • AzureNova

    Tomb Raider is definetly going to be one I buy when it comes out next year. I can’t ever remember being actually excited to play a Tomb Raider game, but this has done it for me.

  • usagi_san

    This game is really piquing my interest, even more so with this footage. I love how the environment plays a part in her one woman assault; loved that arrow-to-the-knee moment.   

  • Closet_Ninja

    I love the new mature, darker tone they’re going with this can’t wait to see more

  • Solomon_Kano

    The more they show of this, the more I’m liking it. Never really was interested in the series prior, but Crystal Dynamics is doing some stunning work here.

  • neocatzon

    every footage gives me a heart attack. Girl, are you okay? Still alive? It’s interesting to see exp points in this game.

  • badmoogle

    Does anyone else see a strange face on the right side of that video link screenshot? D:

  • Lara Croft = KillerGirlx96

  • Ouch… my Lara D:

  • AnimusVox

    Anyone else getting the sense that they’re beating her up too much?
    I mean, don’t get me wrong I am very interested in this game, it looks great. But it could also be the softy in me not liking the idea of a woman being hurt so badly like in Lara’s case.

    • Peace Legacy

       So you would rather have a boring unrealistically invincible hero?
      Not everyone start out tough and bad ass, and this origin story portray just that

      • AnimusVox

        I never said that I wanted an unrealistic boring hero, which when you think about it the unrealistic part could be said about Lara getting stabbed and most likely infected but still running around like it’s nothing.
        I also said I’m a big softy when it comes to women getting hurt.

  • Apache_Chief

    I felt kind of like a creepy sadist during the whole second half. 

  • To be honest the first trailer a few days ago did feel like Uncharted but this one aren’t and actually very different. Looks great and looking forward to this.

  • Göran Isacson

    Eh, as long as they don’t beat her up so much it just gets unrealistic, I’m okay with doling out the abuse. See… I’m okay with games that beat up the player in cutscenes but then in game-play they play just as well as they ever did, if the game itself portrays the hero as tough as steel and a super action hero. But if they want us to feel “realistic pain”, if they want us to sympathize with Lara and really feel as tormented as she does, then I’m going to demand they show some CONSEQUENCE of her getting beat up this bad. Otherwise, if the game will just keep on playing and my controls will be as smooth as ever, even if Lara Croft gets beat up to all hell and back… then the beatings have no merit. No value. They will just be beatings for the sake of showing visually gruesome things happen to the protagonist and it won’t MEAN anything. And that I find mildly creepy.

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