Square Enix has recently announced plans to publish a new Tomb Raider prequel, which will tell the origin story of one of gaming’s most famous heroines, Lara Croft. "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider, we are exploring things that have never been done before in this game," says Darrell Gallagher of development studio Crystal Dynamics This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other."
The announcement also comes with a brief description of the premise for the upcoming prequel: ‘After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive.’
Also included with the announcement were several logos, as well as a snapshot of the January 2011 cover for Game Informer magazine, which will feature a 10-page story on the new game. The announcement did not include official details concerning an expected release date or what platforms the upcoming prequel will release on. We have contacted Square-Enix for further information.
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