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Tomb Raider reboot revealed

Prequel to feature "young and inexperienced" Lara

After a year of speculation, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have officially unveiled the new Tomb Raider game - and it looks a bit different.

"After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach," reads the game's synopsis. "On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive."


The rumours were correct then.

The new game's described as "the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive."

"Forget everything you knew about TOMB RAIDER," said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other."

The new Tomb Raider makes its debut in this month's Game Informer mag. See the cover on this page (Lara doesn't look very well, does she?)

There's no platforms or release date yet, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as more details are in the wild.