Tomb Raider reboot coming our way?

If you want a scoop you need a mole. At least that’s what 4playercoop had in mind. It looks like they had success because the latest details for the new Tomb Raider game are incoming. Check the details after the jump.

The biggest news to mention is that Tomb Raider 9 will be Open World. Also, the story will take place when Lara was still young and for the first time the Tomb Raider game seems to be rated M. Check the details below.

The Plot - When a sudden storm destroys her research vessel, a young and inexperienced Lara Croft finds herself stranded on a mysterious and remote island hidden of the shores of Japan. Despite several signs of various inhabitants the island is oddly deserted, and an uneasy feeling settles in as strange sounds emerge from the shadows. With only her determination, inner strength, and resourcefulness to help her, Lara must overcome the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving journey that will take her across a vast island wilderness and deep into the claustrophobic and menacing underground tombs from the island’s past. As she struggles to prevail through brutal combat encounters and treacherous exploration, Lara will be pushed to her limits and forced to adapt to her situation in order to survive and escape from the lethal predators that stalk her every move.

Hunt or be hunted - Evade outsmart, track and kill the mysterious enemies that hunt you as prey.

Survival Action - Brutally attack and defend as you fight to survive through visceral one on one melee combat.

Strategic Weapons - Gain an advantage in combat by finding an array of different melee and ranged weapons including a variety of guns and the hunters ultimate weapon, the bow.

Creative Survival - React and adapt to the island by using only that which you can salvage from the environment like climbing axes, rope, and machetes that can be used to unlock new traversal and combat game play options.

Free Movement - Scale up a vertical cliff wall, sprint and leap across a huge chasm, steer mid air to land a misdirected jump there is no one right way to traverse, survive, and explore the harsh environment of the island.

One Cohesive World - The diverse multi region island is an open playground alive with creatures, weather and natural events.

Origin Story - This new Tomb Raider concept reboots the franchise by exploring the origins of Lara Croft’s transformation into a hardened adventurer as unravel the story behind the island’s mysterious past.

Although the mole information looks legitimate, we are still categorizing it as a rumor until officially announced. Do you think this is the right direction for the franchise or not a good idea after all. Let us know in the comments below.

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5 comments on 'Tomb Raider reboot coming our way?'

Comment by Jason Andrews on 2009-07-12 11:00:14

OMG!!! So exciting…I love Tomb Raider games and this is definitely the right direction to move forward with TR - I hope there’s an announcement soon!

Comment by Jamzy No 2 on 2009-07-12 16:55:43

I’ve alays enjoyed tomb raider, but this will be the first one I’m actulley looking forward to, might even get in on launch day. sounds great

Comment by Pedle Zelnip on 2009-07-12 19:56:50

Given the quality of TRU and TRA, any change in direction is welcomed as the series has gotten very stale.

Comment by achilles on 2009-07-12 20:43:08

sounds very interesting - will play this one for sure

Comment by Steve Perry on 2009-07-13 00:30:24

“tomb raider iz gay lol” - Smitty

Just thought I’d get that out the way to keep this comments box on topic.
As for the game, I’ll wait for a demo, haven’t bought a Tomb Raider since the 2nd one. Like the concept though.

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