Tomb Raider Comic To Lead Directly Into Sequel

By Ishaan . July 23, 2013 . 4:01pm

Tomb Raider is getting a new comic from Dark Horse in 2014, and the series will fill the gap between the game and its sequel, says writer Gail Simone.

 

Speaking with Kotaku, Simone, who has worked on comics like Batgirl and Deadpool, revealed that the comic takes place very soon after the recent Tomb Raider game. When asked if the comic will still feature a relatively green Lara, Simon replied:

 

“Very much so, we start just a few weeks after the end of the game, and this is all in continuity, it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead DIRECTLY into the sequel. This is what got me excited; we get to be part of Lara Croft history.”

 

Simon also shared that, instead of being confined to one locale like she was in the game, the Tomb Raider comic will take Lara globetrotting.

 

Tomb Raider’s first issue will be published in February 2014.

 


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  • Nickie

    Can’t wait for the sequel! I don’t see why some people hated it but to each their own ….unless they don’t like it because of some reason like her ‘size’ and stupid crap like that.

    • Scipio

      If you think the game was hated solely because Crystal Dynamic changed Lara’s appearance, then that’s incredibly daft on your part.

      • Nickie

        I didn’t say solely on that. I added “and stupid crap like that.” if you read my full statement.

        When a game comes out I know not everyone is going to like it, everyone has their own opinion. But when you have people NOT liking it because of the reason I stated or others then that THEN I’m sorry to say, it’s stupid as all get out.

    • Aoshi00

      I got the mini-comic from Best Buy pre-order and it was a pretty good read. I’m getting the comic for the Last of Us as well, talking about Ellie’s past. Tomb Raider and TLoU are two of my fav games this year so far, good graphics, gameplay, storytelling, atmosphere, etc :) It was hard to stop playing them..

    • Aoshi00

      I got the mini-comic from Best Buy pre-order and it was a pretty good read. I’m getting the comic for the Last of Us as well, talking about Ellie’s past. Tomb Raider and TLoU are two of my fav games this year so far, good graphics, gameplay, storytelling, atmosphere, etc :) It was hard to stop playing them..

    • Guest

      I’ve always loved Tomb Raider games, as a child it was one of the first franchises I always was looking up for. I loved all the exploration and puzzles elements constructed around those hazardous surroundings. Really thrilling and quite rewarding once you got an opening. Your trophy? A new scenario more challenging than that preceded it and sometimes the chance to hear a beautiful melody so enticing that pushed you to keep going, but that’s it, it was all on you: You’re the player, go for it.

      And there was her, Lara Croft, my heroine, being seven years old at the time I never looked her as nothing more than an outstanding person, and if I may a quite badass, who decided to go on dangerous adventures and per chance saved the world. Only because it was fun, because it was her choice… That kind of determination is something truly inspirational. She kept raidin’ till the end.

      It was an amazing game that now I’m sure to say it died on Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation; briefly, but oddly, revived on Tomb Raider: Chronicles and given a posthumous blown by bad decisions on 2003 and had Core Design as a casualty. I was sure since the first moment I laid my eyes on Tomb Raider: Legend, everything seemed familiar yet so different. The formula was heavily retooled with only the slightest strokes of the past to not scare veterans player. And so the trend continued on the belated anniversary and on Tomb Raider: Underworld.

      At that time, a dillema was faced, sales diminished, gameplay shifts pushed aside some of the people which were there since the oldest games yet failed to attract a considerable number of new consumers due its relying on the past.

      Previously it was too risky, but now it was necessary. Either a whole turnabout or keep pumping resources on a dying brand. At the end, Square-Enix appeared and changed everything. Having a support of this magnitude gave Crystal Dynamics the final push to do what I’m absolutely confident they intented to do since they entered the game.

      No, the game was not judged only due Lara’s aesthetical changes, but by the now evidently core game’s gameplay changes. And by extension, all those changes were put to a test… Did it was worth? Did it worked? Did it was fun?

      As always all people have different takes on this matter and they are all valid, but it was a different experience to percieve. Some of us arrived with a preconceived notion, other came fresh to a novel take and there were people who saw reflected recurring gaming tendencies from elsewhere, all of that on a legacy game.

      Although labeled “Tomb Raider” it is a new thing, with new fans and new rules… and yes it is a good game but it’s a product of its time, as it was the original. But it’s to expect a bit of uprising given how rich is the history of Tomb Raider and its fans.

      “Too Long, Didn’t Read”: Tomb Raider is dead, LONG LIVE THE NEW TOMB RAIDER (it has its flaws, they need to adress that but with the newcomer fans in mind)

  • James Williams

    one of the dullest games iv’e played this year, really disappointing reboot.

    • Scipio

      I agree, it felt nothing like a proper Tomb Raider game.

    • DCBlackbird

      Though I was not disappointed I agree that this game transformed into an entirely new entity from it’s predecessors

  • Solomon_Kano

    Gail Simone writing? Sick. She wrote an episode of GameTap’s TR series way back when.

  • DCBlackbird

    did someone say comic?

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Sweet! Can’t wait!

  • Unlimax

    I would rather have a new installment for PARASITE EVE more than this Square .
    Just forget about ” The 3rd Birthday ” thing , get the name rights from hediaki sena .. and all your problems will be solved .

  • Farid Belkacemi

    I finished the game yesterday ! Good to know that a sequel is (already^^) underway :)

  • artemisthemp

    I hope they don’t included the MP in the Sequel.

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