Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
New Digital Download Only Lara Croft Game Announced
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Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that it's working on a new digital download only Lara Croft game entitled 'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light'.

The notable absence of 'Tomb Raider' from the title indicates that maybe Lara won't be raiding tombs this time, which begs the question, what will she be doing in 'Guardian of Light'?

All we have for now is Darrell Gallagher, General Manager of Crystal Dynamics' claim that, "This is a really exciting project for Crystal Dynamics, we have created something completely new and very different to what people might be expecting."

New and different, eh? What could it be, what could it be? Could it be that survival horror reboot that was hinted at last year? Could it have multiplayer like a recent job advertisement suggests? Is it a point-and-click? Is it a flight simulator? Is it a sports game? Is it a Lara FPS? Is it a 2D beat 'em up? For now, we have no idea.

"Lara Croft is such an iconic character in videogames, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light we have created what we believe is a truly original digital experience," Gallagher said.

Platforms have yet to be confirmed for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, but we'd say that the XBLA would be a pretty safe bet.


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Comment #1 by InsipidActionHero
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:16:07 AM
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Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light is the most original name for a game I have ever heard.


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Comment #2 by Its Fooga
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:18:47 AM
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The last game where she didn't raid tombs turned out to be a disaster. I hate it when they try to be edgy with long running franchises.

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Comment #3 by II REVS II
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:19:07 AM
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Comment #4 by its delicious
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:26:11 AM
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@1 - Mmm it's like the Light is something good, and Lara guards the Light, probably from some sort of threat. Sounds captivating!

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Comment #5 by Aliasalpha
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:32:20 AM
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Hopefully it'll turn out to be something good, my money is on it being the prologue to a full release game

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Comment #6 by Kyanite
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:52:53 AM
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. . . lesbian scene with Tifa . . .

Oh, sorry, typing my thoughts yet again.

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Comment #7 by TrishTheDish
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:53:37 AM
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I hope it's a Go Kart game with stealth elements

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Comment #8 by D4RKXPOW3R
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 07:55:06 AM
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If they were changing up the style of the game and making it an XBLA game, I hope they do something like Shadow Complex...

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Comment #9 by oXStarKillerXo
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 08:03:26 AM
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mmmmmm lara sandwich


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Comment #10 by tsydrown
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 08:21:17 AM
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Providing it's as good as Anniversary then it's all good. That was by far the best game of the series, it was even better than the original IMO. No other TR game has come close to #1. 2-5 were awful games, AoD was poor, Legend wasn't much better. The only TR game i've yet to play is the latest one, so can't comment on that. Survival Horror does sound mightly interesting though ;-)

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Comment #11 by RollaJedi
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 08:42:01 AM
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Perhaps a Lara Croft Tetris game? :(

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Comment #12 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 08:44:07 AM
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I'm still waiting for my Chuck Norris game but a go-kart stealth racing game sounds great they should add zombies to.Zombies make everything better there like alcohol lol

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Comment #13 by ViNyLek
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 08:46:36 AM
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I was thinking as in digital more like Games on Demand but to each their own. Personally I love Lara and I think they've done great job with her so far. There were awesome games and there were good games but once I have been disappointed^^ SO bring it on I say!

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Comment #14 by dementedlullaby
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:02:24 AM
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I'll get it. Hopefully it's arcade and not games on demand.

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Comment #15 by l.maciver
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:02:54 AM
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games on demand is a fail in my view, costs to much, takes up to much memory and takes ages to downloaf.
XBLA is a good possiblitly.

#12, chuck norris game, would his special ablitily be a fist from his chin?

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Comment #16 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:13:38 AM
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@15 I agree with that, well everything except chuck norris, his power would be to change his hair colour XD

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Comment #17 by Accel Dance
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:18:03 AM
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Meh, I've had to put up with lara croft since BEFORE its inception :/, the guy who designed her etc. went to my school, and he used to design crappy characters like that all the time (without the boobs then, they came in later production). To finish, all lara Croft games always have, and always will be SHIT.

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Comment #18 by tankoman
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:32:58 AM
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sweet. i cant wait until this

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Comment #19 by Buzz Killer81
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 09:33:56 AM
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I'm one of the fools that has been playing Lara Croft games since the original. I was a horny teenager then and I'm horny older guy now haha. While some of the games haven't been great, I really liked Underworld the most out of all of them. Even though it had a few annoying glitches. It's a franchise that has been around for a long time now that has never really had a title that EVERYONE needs to play. I know A LOT of people will disagree with me and I can see why, but I'm one of the few that hopes this franchise one day gets a GotY worthy title. I know it's asking the impossible but hey one can hope haha. How about the next Legacy of Kain Crystal Dynamics? It's been far too long since Defiance and I'd like to see it finish rather than left in limbo...

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Comment #20 by Copyright
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:04:21 AM
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Shouldn't Lara Croft had died from old age by now?
I have very little hope for this game, I've yet to see a good Tomb Raider/Lara Croft game since Tomb Raider 1.

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Comment #21 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:06:59 AM
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Lol, #7 has it spot on!

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Comment #22 by imdanshort
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:19:58 AM
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Take it back to the 1st/2nd games. They were amazing!

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Comment #23 by DirtDiver31160
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:21:01 AM
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Lara Croft without the Tomb Raider tag. *Sigh* Its hard watching a symbol of your adolescence get killed by corporate execs.

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Comment #24 by Swegabe
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:23:24 AM
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Its going to be a puzzle game, I almost dare to bet on it.

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Comment #25 by The Globalizer
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 10:55:34 AM
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I'd like to see a simple action/adventure title in the traditional Tomb Raider mold. *shrug*

Personally, I think the Tomb Raider IP makes a lot more sense these days as an XBL thing than for a full retail release anyway.

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Comment #26 by tractakid
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:27:13 AM
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pac-lara is my bet

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Comment #27 by JustAFriend
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:37:24 AM
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this will fail, terribly.

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Comment #28 by Josh Benton
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 11:50:43 AM
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@20 Since TR1? I beleive 2&3 were just as good?
After those i would probably have to say TR Underworld was probably the best TR game after 3. Then again TR The Last Relevation wasn't That bad..... But yeah 1,2,3 and Underworld are the best ones in my opinion. Underworld still hasn't beaten the old classics though.

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Comment #29 by Stealthcake
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 12:08:33 PM
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Hahahaha, Lara Croft Flight Simulator

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Comment #30 by spearian
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 01:11:01 PM
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boooorrrring the game is shit. i never got into any of those games. Got put off by the 1st one spending hours running around only to kill 3 wolves, then walk around for another to kill a bat.

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Comment #31 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 01:21:02 AM
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It's going to be a Crash Bash style porn game with RPG and shooter elements complete with puzzles and simulations of different racing and fighting genres as well as the occasional witty one-liner, all set during a Nazi Zombie apocalypse during WW2 in THIRD PERSON VIEW.

Oh and the Guardian of Light crap is a misnomer.

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Comment #32 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 01:22:31 AM
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So yeah, GotY!

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Comment #33 by OrangeC@
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 05:51:02 AM
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I liked playing the last one, but I admit to spending 20% of the time looking down her top or trying to get a glimpse of her chuff when she was riding the motorbike. So I'd like a new game, I'd buy it if added a cross-movie theme to the stealth cart idea. Putting a digital willy wonka in her chocolate factory would get a big thumbs up for me, or even one of those Japanese aliens with multiple fleshy phalanx tentacles, and the idea being you probe different holes on a zombie Lara Croft, but the game gets harder cos different bits of Lara drop off giving new cavities to probe.

I'm OrangeCat02, and probing a zombie Lara Croft with a Japanese alien with multiple fleshy phalanx tentacles was my idea.

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Comment #34 by verybadloser
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 03:09:09 PM
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Lara Croft : the princess of Persia

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Comment #35 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, March 05, 2010 @ 06:36:33 PM
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Electric Boogaloo.

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Comment #36 by KyleBSure
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 03:30:51 AM
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Prince of Persia with boobs.

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Comment #37 by Dragon83uk
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 07:31:56 AM
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Lmfao @ #33.

As for a new Lara game, so long as it's better than the last one I'll check it out

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Comment #38 by Kisushima
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:23:54 PM
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@33. Hero. That would be.. interesting :L. But considering the graphics look merr - I presume it's on Arcade - you probably won't get some HD :). But the game looks OK itself. I played Tomb Raiders, all the way back at the very first. So yeah, love it.

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