Say what you will about Eidos’ befallen heroine, but you have got to give the girl credit – whenever you think it’s game over for the once-untouchable mascot, she comes fighting back with something that defies the notion of what one would expect from a Tomb Raider game.
For those expecting a continuation of Underworld, avert your eyes now! Not only does this barely resemble a Tomb Raider game, but it seems to look more like a dungeon crawler – for those eagerly awaiting Diablo 3, this could be deemed as a worthy distraction until the damn game is finally released.
Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure.
As you can see, the game boasts a brand new look that has naturally created a split divide in gaming community. A new isometric camera? Check. Co-operative gameplay that encourages players to work together? Check. Stunning vistas? Check. In fact, despite having very little in common with the franchise, the game is shaping up to be one of the biggest surprise hits this year.
The game is set for release on XBLA and PSN this summer and will cost 1,200 points and $14.99 respectively. For a fully fledged game, that sounds like a pretty good deal – let’s just hope that the new gameplay elements are incorporated properly.
More news as it comes.