E3 2011: Tomb Raider Demoed on Stage During Microsoft Presser
Written Monday, June 06, 2011 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Crystal Dynamics have just left the Microsoft E3 presser stage after showing off a bunch of gameplay footage for the Tomb Raider reboot. Blimey, it looks good.
The demo opened with Lara suspended upside down, wrapped in a caccoon of what looked like bandages. Swinging from side to side she was able to light her trappings by bumping into a some flames, sending her crunching to the floor.
She then had to yank a splintery bit of wood from her side in a QTE event. They weren't joking when they said this one was going to be grittier.
There were more QTEs throughout the demo as her mystery enemy grasped at her ankles.
Later, after spluttering her way through flooded tunnels, Lara was able to use a Arkham Asylum-style Detective Vision. This enabled her to identify the tools needed to work out the puzzles in the game. Cool.
After doing just that to send a flaming cart bashing through a closed gate, our favourite British adventurer climbed to the top, only to emerge just seconds before the tunnel collapsed.
Coming out at the top of a cliff, the scene that greeted her was familiar from the screenshots. Wrecked ships, both old and new, littered the shore.
It looks pretty amazing.
We'll have more on Tomb Raider later in the week. You are welcome to channel all of your hatred towards Dan and Rich, who are there right now.