First Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light details will shock you – no, really!

Saturday, 6th March 2010 02:10 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Lara Croft’s going back to her roots in her upcoming downloadable adventure, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Wait! No she isn’t! She is, however, going back to someone else’s roots in a top-down isometric, arcade-style co-op game that’s straight out of the 1980s.

If you’re saying “called it” right now, you’re lying.

According to a first look posted on GameSpot, Guardian of Light will feature two playable characters: Lara Croft (duh) and a Mayan spearman named Totec. The two will use their special abilities to help one another platform and mow down waves of enemies controlled by an evil spirit named Xoxolt.

Also, despite the removal of the phrase “Tomb Raider” from the game’s title, Guardian of Light will, in fact, have tombs. As such, Lara and Totec will bond through the morally questionable act of grave-robbing, teaming up to solve a number of co-op centric puzzles.

So yeah. This ain’t your father’s Lara Croft. Because, in all likelihood, your father didn’t have a Lara Croft. But if he did, it probably would’ve been something like this. Or something.



  1. Phoenixblight

    SO they went a Diablo route….. Ok then.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DaMan

    yeah, just seen this.

    a downloadable only spin-off game, it’s not TR9.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    /maybe wants

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DaMan

    it looks pretty fucking fun to me btw.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. yacaman

    I stopped playing this games a long time ago.
    Hope i see something to go back.
    I have fond memories of them

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The Juice707

    I went from being somewhat interested about this game to not being interested at all.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Freek

    So that’s what all the fantasy concept art was for. Might be interesting. But is this really where they want the brand to go? From tripple A action adventure to download episodic dungeon crawler? That seems allot like admitting defeat.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. dirigiblebill

    I’m not sure she needs a sidekick. Don’t go all “Big the Cat” on us, Crystal.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DaMan

    Freek – they ‘ve said CD are working on two projects atm. one of them is this downloadable spinoff, the other is TR9.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    what the??………….wha??? O__o

    #10 5 years ago

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