Stranded, assaulted by the elements and the inhabitants of a dangerous island, and cut off from the outside world–it’s been a bad trip for Lara Croft. Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are billing this as the trailer where we get to see the “Tomb Raider” heroine make the “transition from ’survival’ to ’survivor.”
The latest promo expands a little more on the story (we know Lara will be responsible for protecting her ship’s injured captain and finding survivors) along with a healthy dose of gameplay. “Survivor” in this context apparently means badass action heroine as we see Lara bust out some stealth kills along with a bit of brutal hand-to-hand action in the pirate village.
It’s interesting to pick out a couple of borrowed shots–the last bit where she rises from the water has an “Apocalypse Now” vibe while I’m still trying to place where the broken glass/parachute sequence is from. I’m not trying to call Crystal Dynamics out or anything here–I just like to track the influences and points of inspiration for this kind of thing.
“Tomb Raider” will be available on March 5th for the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3.
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