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Forget what you know about Lara Croft. As of today, all that is changing.
In our world-exclusive cover story, we uncover a brand-new Lara Croft. Rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise through an origin story wasn’t so much a choice as an act of necessity, according to Crystal Dynamics. Drastic measures were needed. To build an entirely fresh Lara – a culturally relevant hero worth of the attention that once came so effortlessly – they must break her first. In this new adventure – simply titled Tomb Raider – a younger and inexperienced Lara Croft must endure both physical and emotional trauma to survive.
Make sure to check out the Tomb Raider hub (via the banner below) throughout the month of December for more exclusive details about Lara Croft’s rebirth.
We've got two logo treatments for the new cover – a collaborative effort between Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix studio Visualworks. You can see one in the front cover image below, and the other in the full wraparound spread that's a little further down the page.
In addition to the ten exclusive pages of Tomb Raider details, we’ve got a full book of other compelling content. Jeff Cork takes a look at gaming on the other side off the world, diving into policy and practices in Iran. Additionally, Annette Gonzalez broke a sweat by rounding up and breaking down all the current Kinect fitness offerings at retail. Also, don’t forget to check out our previews of Dead Space 2 and L.A. Noire.
The January issue of Game Informer will start arriving in subscriber’s mailboxes this week, and will hit newsstands the 11th of December.
Neat cover! It might be the first Tomb Raider game I will buy.
Looks sweet! I hope this franchise makes a comeback
Wow, this is a really cool looking cover, and I'm not even a Tomb Raider fan.
I like how they are reinventing her with a more gritty look, as if she's been through hell and back...but now she has a babyface that I can't take seriously...idk, its better than the usual Lara Croft though.
I've been bouncing off the Internet walls on Twitter all morning thanks to this. I'm such a fan of the series, and Crystal Dynamics has been doing such a great job that I have every confidence that this will be an excellent reboot. And if it's not...I will still cherish it like a child.
I do, however, want to know who authorized that hair layering job. She is not Farrah Fawcett, sry2say.
that cover is absolutely ridiculous! great job guys these *** covers just keep getting better and better. makes me proud to be a subscriber to your magazine for sure! keep em coming.
now how about some TESV for february! please!
So in other words, they're giving her the "Other M" treatment?
Haha, couldn't resist.
I really thought from the teaser that this was gonna be the next uncharted game. But hopefully this doesn't just turn into Uncharted with boobs.
That cover looks amazing. I'm actually hoping for a darker realism with this Tomb Raider reboot.
they got a lot of work to do if they want me to give a *** about ANOTHER lara croft game.
Nice cover! Renews my interest in the stale Tomb Raider series.
Man, I can't wait to play this game already. The cover has me pumped. I loved Legends, and I had a blast playing Underworld. I'm behind you all the way, Lara! (...heh)
Am I the only one that would love an uncharted Tomb Raider cross over? Even if it was for just one game
...so I did, and it was a load off my mind.