Square Enix reveal Tomb Raider series reboot

GameInformer Lara Croft

Train2Game students will recognise her as one of the most iconic characters in gaming, but Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series are getting a reboot.

Square Enix has announced that the new game will simply be known as Tomb Raider – Yes, that’s the same title as the original that some Train2Game students will remember playing in 1996 – and it’ll be produced by game development studio Crystal Dynamics.

Game Informer has exclusively revealed the ‘young and inexperienced’ Lara Croft’s new look on its latest cover. The magazine has also revealed a snippet of what Train2Game students can expect from the Tomb Raider reboot:

“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.”

“Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider,” said Crystal Dynamics studio head, Darrell Gallagher.

“This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.”

As of yet there’s no information about what gaming platforms the Tomb Raider reboot will be on or any news about a potential release date.  However, Train2Game students will be able to get more details in the January edition of Game Informer which is out on December 11th.

So Train2Game, what do you think about Lara Croft’s new look and the concept behind the series reboot? Is Tomb Raider still relevant? And if you could use the skills you’re developing with Train2Game to help reboot one game series, which would it be?

Let us know here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

1 thought on “Square Enix reveal Tomb Raider series reboot

  1. It probably is needed, but the problem is it needs to be handled carefully, it needs to be new whilst still feeling like Tomb Raider, and not a prestigeous name attached to a completely different name.
    It also should not dumb down to appeal to the more casual gamer, as that would not be Tomb Raider.
    It’s gonna upset some people, but down well could be exciting.

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