Lara’s new look

Lara’s new look

She’s the ultimate female adventurer and the next game in the franchise will be based on the origins of Lara Croft.

Featuring a young and inexperienced woman, the recently released artwork above shows Lara has a completely new look…and it’s a massive step towards making her look less like a computer game character and more true to life.  In some of the artwork, gone are the thigh mounted guns and instead Lara has a bow and an ice axe for weapons…subtle suggestions that the Lara we see in the rebooted game will make use of anything she can get her hands on to help her to survive.

The developer behind Lara’s new look is Crystal Dynamics and in the new game they plan to show how Lara came to be the woman we’ve all played in the original games.  We all have to start somewhere with our adventuring and Crystal Dynamics are following in the tradition of telling the story of how are favourite hero’s start out; think Batman Begins and Wolverine: Origins for example.

No release date has been set for ‘Tomb Raider’. More as and when it happens.

Images courtesy Game Informer. Download them as wallpapers here.