Tomb Raider: Underworld details have appeared for the “true” next-generation Lara game. The game, which will be the 8th in the series, is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and is expected to be released on PS3 and XBOX 360 next year. The game is expected to take place after the rather impressive Tomb Raider Legend (which we gave 80% back in April 2006).
Play magazine have reported that Lara’s “adventure will be a thrill ride for anyone new to the franchise. The emphasis is on bringing Lara’s world to life, a lush, vast interactive world that reacts and remembers. It’s pure woman versus wild. In the level where Lara explores Southern Mexico, she leaves footprints in the mud, but it’s raining so they wash away. The bodies she leaves behind in combat encounters will stay, however, as will the debris from any destruction she causes.”
I am certain we’ll spend longer looking at
Lara the environment than actually playing the game if what Eidos Interactive are working on works out.