Tomb Raider reboot “felt necessary,” says Crystal Dynamics

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 16:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher has said that a reboot for Tomb Raider felt right from the beginning.

The new Tomb Raider sees a Lara Croft out of her depth: inexperience and trying to survive after being shipwrecked on a Japanese island instead of having a Lara we’ve been used to before.

“A reboot for us felt like the necessary thing to do,” Gallagher said in the newest issue of Edge. “Lara had hit her apex in how she was before, and we didn’t really feel we could take that any farther. It was a chance to look at everything again, bring new people in who had been interested in the franchise before but didn’t feel like Lara was modern enough.

“We left no stones unturned as we were going through the concept, and then kept the right stones. The crucial thing is that it feels like her, even though it’s completely different.”

New details of the title emerged over the weekend, which you can get here. Game has no date yet, but it’ll release on PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. daytripper

    looks a bit like cheryl cole in that pic

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    It’d be funny if she sounded like her as well. :-D

    “Yeah, the ‘posh’ thing came about later, when she got famous, like.”

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    If she even has the REMOTEST trace of a Geordie accent I will disown my ears.


    #3 4 years ago
  4. daytripper

    i love the geordies :-)

    she’ll probably sound like kate middleton in the game or cilla black

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    isnt this like the 3rd reboot now tho? =s

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    Kind of – Angel or Darkness was a reboot and they then unbooted it back to the older style. :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    What’s with the “bondage” pics of this we keep seeing?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. daytripper

    there isnt enough of them , hopefully we’ll get a dirty muddy bra pic soon…..(looks for the guy who married the lara croft character in the 90s)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Kabby

    Chocolate Peanuts. Mmm.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    im actually really interested in this reboot. I havent played Tomb Raider since the third installment.

    Erotic. Sex sells. Im sold.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. JonFE


    Details are not fully known, but the next TR is supposed to be a survival adventure at heart and Lara is supposed to be portraited as a human who bleeds and gets hurt or ripped while facing whatever challenges opposed. I suppose, in that context, these images are kind of fitting…

    …or Crystal Dynamics are just playing the “sex object” card…


    #11 4 years ago
  12. daytripper

    its wonder no one has made a website called

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OrbitMonkey


    #13 4 years ago
  14. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 Well,I can tell she is putting a bandage on, but, if you look at it and decide not to think at all, well, you know what it looks like. :)

    @13 HA! I think I will have to trick someone with that site :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. daytripper

    lol :p

    #15 4 years ago
  16. minxamo

    ‘Cilla Black’

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Thalius

    Fuck Tomb Raider… what about Legacy of Kain?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    I am anticipating this one alot. I really enjoyed the Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider games, especially Underworld and its DLCs. This really feels like the right direction for Tomb Raider, i can’t wait to see it action, just hope the gunfights will be good now too cause they still weren’t all that good in the CD games.

    #18 4 years ago

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