Tomb Raider is an action-adventure platform video game. Published by Square Enix, Tomb Raider is the fifth title developed by Crystal Dynamics in the Tomb Raider franchise. As the first entry in a new Tomb Raider continuity, the game is set to provide no correlation to the entirety of the previous entries in the series; a reboot that emphasizes the reconstructed origins of the culturally influential lead character, Lara Croft.
Tomb Raider is scheduled for release on 5 March 2013 for Microsoft Windows (PC) PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Setting out to “make [her] mark”, the ship Lara travels on, the Endurance commanded by Conrad Roth, is hit by a violent storm and split in two. She and many other survivors are stranded on an isolated tropical island in the Dragon’s Triangle. Lara has to find food and water to survive, fighting off the more dangerous animal inhabitants and trying to trace the other survivors. But a darker threat awaits as she is forced to harden herself against killing people in order to fight a group of malevolent mercenaries who seek to kill her and her companions.
Keeley Hawes will not be returning as Lara Croft for 2013’s Tomb Raider, after completing Tomb Raider: Legend, Anniversary, Underworld and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Her contribution spanned four years; the longest role of any of Croft’s voice actresses in English. In December 2010, Crystal Dynamics was said to be trialling dozens of voice actresses. On 26 June 2012, the voice actress of Lara Croft was revealed to be Camilla Luddington.
Style: Action Adventure
Themes: Female Protagonist
Play Length: 15 Hours
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Inc.
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.