The lights are on
Update: New screenshots and a trailer show off the harrowing combat system and cinematic moments.
Original Story: Early glimpses of Tomb Raider largely showed off small sections of exploration-focused gameplay. The new demo is different, finally revealing Lara in battle with some of the human scavengers that populate the mysterious island on which she has been shipwrecked.
We start out seeing Lara as she sneaks up on some enemies and stealthily takes them out with her bow. Eventually, they see her, and one the remaining baddies starts firing back.
A furious fight ensues that ends with Lara pushing the man off a cliff.
A few crazy jumps and zip lines later, she ends up in some combat using a shotgun, taking down one enemy after another. The batttle flows seamlessly into a thrilling action sequence that has Lara thrown into a roaring whitewater river. After several terrifying moments in the river, Lara is thrown down a waterfall and lands in the bomber pit of an old World War II bomber. The glass begins to crack; Lara grabs a parachute just as the glass breaks beneath her. She tumbles through the air and opens the chute, but it doesn't seem to work. Opening the reserve chute just in time, Lara begins to soar through the canopy of a high pine forest. She lands at the base of a cliff populated by a number of strange-looking Asian buildings.
The new Tomb Raider trailer shows off nearly constant action. While it's pretty ridiculous how much punishment Lara seems to take, it makes for a thrilling ride.
The Tomb Raider presentation ended with a claim that the game will be coming first to the 360 when it releases on March 5th, 2013. Watch for lots more details about Tomb Raider later this week.
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This game is becoming my most anticipated game of 2013 it looks AMAZING
It was an amazing looking demo, and it easily made this the best part of Microsoft's show. I can't WAIT for March 5th!
Lara and Nathan Drake need to do an adventure together. I'm fairly certain the game disc will explode from the sheer insanity the two have to repeatedly face
what's with all this exclusivity crap
Sounds delightfully impressive, and seeing some of the positive comments from those that actually saw the demo is even more delightful. This is definitely my second most wanted game of 2012, just behind Bioshock Infinite.
I did like this when I watched it. Though I did notice how she got her behind handed to her by the enviornment yet she recovers so quickly. This one, Splinter Cell and the RE 6 stole the show for me.
Spring '13 >_<
This makes me even more excited for it!
This and Bio-shock is my most anticipated game of next year.
Dear God did this look fab!!! This is the Laura Croft I have always wanted to see. This will be a great game!!!!! The more I know of Lady Croft the more I love her character.
I hope this game rocks!
wheres the vid?
Is there somewhere I can view the demo!?!?!
MY BIRTHDAY! March 5th
Tomb raider looks more mature and more suspence full like the old games.
I am so stoked.