Screens: New look Lara Croft gets down and dirty

It’s funny that the last Tomb Raider title of note was a top down (giggedy!) downloadable arcade release. The old girl hasn’t been faring too well over the years and is in desperate need of a makeover. Not just skin deep either, but some genuine retooling to bring the franchise to its roots and back to basics, and no, I don’t mean her boobs. Thanks for the mammaries and all, Lara, but I’m down with an athletic, spry adventurer who’s easy on the eyes and doesn’t just look like she just finished turning tricks on the corner for her pimp daddy, and I know I’m not alone.

Crystal Dynamics has heard fans’ cries and revealed a new trimmer, taut and toned incarnation who, dare I say it, looks more like a gritty female take on Indiana Jones than a stripper named Cinnamon. Though details are as scarce as a sober Irishman, we’ve managed to grab a few screens with the new and improved Lara Croft.

Lara discovers the mythical lost treasure of LT-RT

Nothing like a romantic rendezvous for two by candlelight…

Look pal, I told you, no means NO!

I shouldn’t have had those damn tacos for lunch…. errrrp!

So what do you guys think? Digging the new look? I’m fully on board with the new direction and am looking forward to seeing where they take the franchise.

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.
  • thrillho

    Read an article about this in game informer. Totally psyched! I don’t even care if its Tomb Raider, it just sounds like an awesome game!

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, have read that article too, I really like the sound of the new direction they are taking Tomb Raider. One to watch I think.

  • Snake

    Totally looking forward to this. From what I’ve heard about this it should be a huge improvement on the last games.