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The gaming industry’s foundations were shaken by the publication of new Tomb Rider screenshots. Lara Croft’s new look was portrayed in series of screenshots taken from the new Rise of the Tomb Raider. During the announcement of this timely title, people got to witness Lara Croft in what appeared to be a very old-school Tomb Rider look.

In 2013 the gaming community got quite the startle when a completely new Lara Croft stepped on to the stage. Another alteration of the famous adventurer caught many Xbox One and PS4 players by surprise. With everybody keeping a close eye on the new Tomb Rider in hope of seeing the old Lara return, the aftermath of the screenshot release and their comparison with older pictures is quite intriguing.

In the section below, we took the liberty of comparing the same scenes as seen in both the new and the old Tomb Rider. The graphical improvements are more than obvious, but the most interesting thing is the changes that Lara Croft herself went through.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Lara Then and Now

This pictures shows a new Rise of the Tomb Raider screenshot next to one from Tomb Raider Legend; both in the same element.

This is a new screenshot of Lara Crofts face next to one similar from Tomb Raider Underworld.

Although in different locations, these shots capture a very similar pose and idea.

Here we see Lara in Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider Underworld both nearly falling from a ledge.

These shots capture Lara in Tomb Raider Anniversary and Rise of the Tomb Raider. They are again similar in essence.

This shows two bear attacks. One attack is in the upcoming release and the other in classic Tomb Raider style.

It is clear that the pictures hold both the similarities and vast differences. Many gamers got locked in an argument about the new look that Lara is sporting and the dispute is raging between those who prefer the new Lara and those who would like to return to the old ways.

It is quite clear that creating a younger Lara Croft was developers’ main goal, both in Rise of the Tomb Rider and the 2013 version. And even telling people that this is a younger version of Lara they all know and love will be of little help in not seeing her as a completely new character. With its release, the new Tomb Rider will have a chance to once again impress players, whether they are new to the series or old-school fans.

This Xbox One exclusive title will have its first debut somewhere near the end of 2015, the developers say.

1 comments:

  1. i understand the first one was her "origin story" but fuck me i hope they don't make her a simpering "i cant do anything" protagonist again, also put some actual tombs in their I'm fed up wandering abandoned war outposts. its called TOMB RAIDER not, dredging up the cold war/ww2

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