Lara Croft Reborn in GI's January Tomb Raider Cover
Written Monday, December 06, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Wow. We suspected that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics had grand plans for a Tomb Raider reboot, but we never would have pictured it like this. Game Informer's cover for its January 2011 issue, boasting a huge Tomb Raider reveal, has an image of an altogether different Lara Croft, looking tough and stoic with a bloodied and muddied face.
On the back cover is a huge shipwreck and the skies are dark and grey as a storm rages in the background, indicating that things are going to be extremely treacherous and testing for what is essentially a brand new Lara as the Tomb Raider franchise starts from scratch, simply entitled 'Tomb Raider'.
“Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider,” said Crystal Dynamics' Darrell Gallagher. “This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.”
Game Informer's exposé is a 10-page world-exclusive reveal that looks into the reinvention of Lara as a young and inexperienced woman who must go through some serious physical and emotional trauma as she fights for survival.
Game Informer's January 2011 issue will be hitting newsstands on December 11th.
[Via Game Informer]