Square-Enix’s just announced the latest game in the long-running Tomb Raider franchise, and it’s simply known as Tomb Raider.
The full quencher’s past the break.
Although there’s no date yet, we now know the reboot will be developed by Crystal Dynamics, the same studio that handled Guardian Of Light.
The game’s full reveal will come in the next issue of the popular Game Informer magazine, so look out for it on store shelves.
According to Square, we should “forget everything we know about the game, as the new Tomb Raider will 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.”
Here’s an excerpt from the mag:
“In our world-exclusive cover story, we uncover a brand-new Lara Croft. Rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise through an origin story wasnâ€™t so much a choice as an act of necessity, according to Crystal Dynamics. Drastic measures were needed. To build an entirely fresh Lara â€“ a culturally relevant hero worth of the attention that once came so effortlessly â€“ they must break her first. In this new adventure â€“ simply titled Tomb Raider â€“ a younger and inexperienced Lara Croft must endure both physical and emotional trauma to survive.”
Quencher Continues: Cover Art, Baby
Here’s the press release. The whole thing’s just hot…. Blazing!
A New Game from Crystal Dynamics
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ â€” Square Enix, Inc., is excited today to announce TOMB RAIDERÂ®, the new game from Redwood City based studio Crystal DynamicsÂ®.
â€˜After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling 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
â€™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.
â€œForget everything you knew about TOMB RAIDER,â€ said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. â€œThis is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.â€
TOMB RAIDER makes its worldwide debut in the January issue of Game InformerÂ® magazine. The cover story features 10 pages of exclusive content and is available beginning today for subscribers and on newsstands December 11. Follow Game Informer on Twitter @GameInformer.
Follow TOMB RAIDER on Twitter @TombRaider. For more information on TOMB RAIDER please visit www.TombRaider.com.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIXÂ®, EIDOSÂ® and TAITOÂ® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASYÂ®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUESTÂ®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDERÂ®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERSÂ®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na/.
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