Tomb Raider
E3 2012: Crystal Dynamics' Brian Horton Talks Tomb Raider & Lara Croft's Brutal Beginnings
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After E3 comes and goes, we spend the next few weeks following the chaotic event going through our notes and scanning videos to see what content we can bring you fine people. Sometimes, the odd one slips through the net, but thanks to our due diligence and attentiveness, it doesn't stay lost for long, which is where our Saturday treat of an interview comes from today.

Whilst at this year's show we caught up with Crystal Dynamics' Senior Art Director, Brian Horton, to see what the team are doing with the extra few months after the game's delay, what we can expect in terms of puzzles, whether the Uncharted references are fair and much more. Much, much more!

And before you check it out, don't forget to cast your eyes over our Tomb Raider preview from E3 2012 here if you haven't already done so, it's certainly one to keep an eye on.

Tomb Raider is scheduled for a March 5th and March 8th 2013 release in North America and Europe respectively.



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Comment #1 by Mr Blonde 324
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:06:43 AM
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ive never played a tomb raider game before, but im quite looking forward to this one!

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Comment #2 by merzitar
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:38:19 AM
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Tomb Raider has had some great games, but unfortunatley, it has also had some shit ones. However, this new game is looking amazing and I love Lara's new design!!

@Mr Blonde 324 (#1) - I would definitley recommend playing Tomb Raider Anniversary! It's a remake of the original (not a hd-remaster).

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Comment #3 by DeadMan634
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:42:32 AM
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I loved the other Tomb Raiders.. And this one looks stunning. Love how Square Enix is working with the creators of Tomb Raider. Graphics look amazing! :)

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Comment #4 by Dodgyknees
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:44:41 AM
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I originally finished gaming when I outgrew my ZX Spectrum in the 80's. Fast forward to to the mid nineties and a work colleague tells me how awesome tomb raider 1 is and I *have* to buy a PS1/TR.

I did and he was right. tomb Raider 1 got me back into gaming, so I'm eternally grateful. Really looking forward to this new instalment and change of direction.

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Comment #5 by Kyanite
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:17:09 AM
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@ #4: Cool story. No, really, it is.

OT: Though I still need to finish Underworld and get the time trial achievements on Anniversary, I have always enjoyed the Tomb Raider series (except for Angel of Darkness). This entry sounds really intriguing, though I'm still on the fence about pre-ordering it.

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Comment #6 by Hurricane Of 87
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 03:35:04 PM
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Cool, seems like Dan is overdubbing his questions now so you can actually hear them!
Looking forward to this one.

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Comment #7 by Lazy_FAQer
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 03:36:29 PM
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@4; I did enjoy your story:) Gaming phoenix from the flames type-a-thing!

OT; Never played TR before but this is a day one for me.

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Comment #8 by Webb [STAFF]
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:58:09 PM
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@#6 - Actually, no, we just bought a second mic for whoever's interviewing, that's all. The disparity in the sound in this one was down to the sound levels - good ol' E3! - but we took on board the criticism and ponied up and bought a new mic =) Thanks for noticing though! =D

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Comment #9 by wushi777
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 04:07:38 AM
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This entry sounds really intriguing, though I'm still on the fence about pre-ordering it.

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Comment #10 by Chidomaru
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 05:37:21 PM
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I love the look of this game - but from the perspective of it as a new IP rather than a Tomb Raider game. As a new IP it looks like it could be fresh and enjoyable and this is how I plan to approach it when its released.

If I looked at this as a Tomb Raider fan, I'd feel alienated and think that Tomb Raider fans were forsaken by this game (for the sake of selling it to people who don't play/like Tomb Raider to begin with) which is nothing like the Tomb Raider or Lara Croft we know and love and instead an Island Survival Uncharted knock-off with tits and looks to have no actual raiding of tombs at any point in the game.

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Comment #11 by cheevo360
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:10:31 PM
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Cannot wait for this new Lara Croft adventure with beginning journey.

Ms. Croft surely will show her new game better then any her original journey adventures. Well I hope so from what trailers and sceenshots and they look biggest awesome. :)

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