More Tomb Raider details revealed

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More information has emerged on the new Tomb Raider reboot. It's a prequel set before any of the other games in the series; it will take place in an open world environment; and Lara will have to secure food and water in order to survive.

In the game, a 21-year-old Lara finds herself stranded on an island after a shipwreck, and will have to explore the unknown lands to secure her escape. Lara will move between various base camps where she can customise her weapons and improve her athletic abilities in order to reach previously inaccessible areas. It should be a far cry from the traditional linear sequence of levels that were a staple of the old Tomb Raider games.

Most of Lara's equipment is still a secret, but images released so far have shown a bow strapped to Lara's back. The new game will drop the series' traditional lock-on combat style in favour of free aiming, which will hopefully remedy the problem where the previous games turned into jumpy-bullet-spam bores as soon as combat began. There's no hint at a release date just yet, but a new Tomb Raider website has appeared.

[via GameInformer ]

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.