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Tomb Raider – The New Trailer, Cometh.

Posted by on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

The new, old, Lara Croft. My oh my, this game looks hot!

Square Enix has released a new trailer for the Tomb Raider franchise’s newest entry, a prequel to the original 1996 release of the game.

In this trailer, we get the ultra-rare chance to see Lara Croft BEFORE she was a tomb raider. We’ve also got the original trailer from E3, just in case you missed it.

Here’s what the folks over at Square Enix have to say about the game.

Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

And here’s what we have to say about it.

We got a chance to look at Tomb Raider at E3 and I have to tell you that all of us were more than impressed with what we saw. The graphics are great, as we would expect, and the game is full of all of the old-school tomb-raider-ey goodness we have all come to know and love over the last 16 years.

This time, though, there’s a bit of a difference. Lara isn’t the rough and tumble, fearless explorer we’ve known. She is, instead, much more of a girly girl, not at all interested in being in tombs or running around like a nut, vaulting from ledge to ledge while she searches for treasures and ancient goodies. This is a good thing, because it tells a really cool story. It’s a bad thing because it lands her in quite a bit of trouble. More than once.

And that’s where a large part of the appeal of this game is going to lie – in getting Lara out of all the trouble she manages to find herself in, simply because she’s not yet seasoned enough to know better.

Check out these trailers and you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about!

Here’s the original E3 trailer

And here’s the new trailer…Turning Point.

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