New Tomb Raider game is not a Tomb Raider game

Crystal Dynamics has just announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which will be released as a digital download later in the year. Apart from that, there are absolute zero details to give any clue as to what Lady Lara's latest will be all about.

What's interesting - beside the fact that it's going to be download only - is that Crystal Dynamics has decided to omit Tomb Raider from the game's name. Which makes Guardian of Light the first in the long-running franchise not to be called Tomb Raider. An indication that Crystal Dynamics is looking to move the series in a new, less tomb-orientated direction, or just recognition of the fact that - as a brand - Lara Croft is bigger than Tomb Raider?

We'll get a better idea of what's going on with Guardian of Light after it makes its 'behind closed doors' debut at next week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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  • metalgatesolid - March 7, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    Maybe they are trying to go all Drake: Uncharted on us.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - March 7, 2010 1:58 a.m.

    I totally didn't just click on this story because of the thumbnail it has on the GR homepage....
  • Rhymenocerous - March 5, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Download only? Release it on disc or I ain't buyin. Also, I hear it's a prequel with a really young Lara Croft - therefore I guess that Keeley Hawes won't be providing her unbelievably-classy-sexy-lady voice. Yes it is important.
  • CombatCat120 - March 5, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    GAWD!!! Why won't this series just die!! WTF Eidos! What about Hitman, Thief or Deaus Ex?
  • Xtapolapopotamus - March 4, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    Lara Croft meets Lord of the Rings! Where the hell was this during crossover week!?
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - March 4, 2010 3:17 p.m.

    could be a turn-based, tile-based card game with jrpg qualities with a dash of boob
  • Persona - March 4, 2010 12:52 p.m.

    Seems to me that the games taking a wider audience?

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