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Brodie
6th Dec 2010, 13:48
Is this it?

http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20101206/LA12373-a

If this is real I really like the more realistic yet still recognisable Lara. Not so sure about the hair (looks really layered and kind of mullet-y) but we'll have to wait for more pics.

EDIT: This is definitely it and the new game is simply titled "Tomb Raider".

Looks like this is a definite reboot and Lara is officially entering the new gen with a more realistic model. Hopefully this brings her back to the top.

There's more info in this thread on Tobraiderforums.
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=175823

qwerty
6th Dec 2010, 14:04
omg...omg..i dont know what to say rly....im proud of cd.even thougth this is gonna be the 10th reinvention i think we will finally get a good tr game

Brodie
6th Dec 2010, 14:12
And a larger picture. Really cannot decide if I love or hate the hair. :S

And she has her bow. I can see that half of us are going to hate this and half will love it. :D

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/square-enix/crystaldynamics/tombraider/jan2011_cover_b.jpg

Acid_Burn
6th Dec 2010, 14:17
Full cover.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll69/_acid_burn_/th_c93b93f63531.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll69/_acid_burn_/c93b93f63531.jpg)
Lara with a bow.

RoombelinaUK
6th Dec 2010, 14:23
And a larger picture. Really cannot decide if I love or hate the hair. :S

And she has her bow. I can see that half of us are going to hate this and half will love it. :D

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/square-enix/crystaldynamics/tombraider/jan2011_cover_b.jpg

That is just a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!! :nut::nut::nut:

Jurre
6th Dec 2010, 14:26
I am not so fond of dirt and messed up hair but the realism is absolutly stunning! Thanks Crystal D, a great Sinterklaas gift. I am eager to see more.

Brodie
6th Dec 2010, 14:29
I am not so fond of dirt and messed up hair but the realism is absolutly stunning! Thanks Crystal D, a great Sinterklaas gift. I am anxious to see more.

Really? I'm loving the new survival direction they're taking it. She looks like she's been through hell and back.

I loved the last 3 TR's but this one, though way different, looks like it's going to have something special. We may be saying goodbye to the old Lara but I think it's the right time to do so.

LARALOVERnr1
6th Dec 2010, 15:19
She looks like crap... :eek:

But i'm very excited about it! :D TRAILERTRAILERTRAILER!!!!!

Darth Ryu
6th Dec 2010, 15:25
It looks really nice.

Denis..
6th Dec 2010, 16:04
i have to admit it..she looks so strong and so real..nothing like previous lara..i like this move cd made

dark7angel
6th Dec 2010, 18:29
Congrats CD, Lara looks AMAZING!!!!! I love this more realistic look! She's beautiful!!! Can't wait for more!!!! :D

josh1122
6th Dec 2010, 19:38
hate it

KspyrusTR
6th Dec 2010, 19:51
hey i made a quick short video :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQr2Mf_uEMc

LC is Me
6th Dec 2010, 21:22
Looks like I just won $10.
I knew there would be SOMETHING to be said about her hair...*sigh*
If she's inexperience and young.....she isn't going to look like she just stepped through the pearly gates nor will she look like she did in this picture with her perfectly brushed hair and manicured nails...
http://www.gamelet.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/tomb_raider_underworld.jpg

JESUS WHY DOES IT MATTER? SHE'S AN EXPLORER. SHE NEEDS TO GET DOWN AND DIRTY. D:< GAHH Im just excited.

_Love2Raid_
6th Dec 2010, 21:29
hate it
Why am I not surprised. :rolleyes:

I totally LOVE the cover and what I have heard thusfar about the contents of the article. This game is going to be brutal. :D

Yes, very different though, very different. :hmm:

AdobeArtist
6th Dec 2010, 22:25
:eek::eek::eek:

I was quite skeptical and apprehensive when I heard the next game was going to be a reboot. This cover may have just changed my mind :flowers:

Pulse
6th Dec 2010, 22:32
This is the most amazing thing ever! She looks so incredible!

The leaked concepts were right then. The strap of her shirts (Blue-green and white) match the ones from the leaked concepts as well as the stormy island and bow.

I'm definately buying this magazine when it hits stores! Cannot wait :D

EDIT: anyone else notice the ship is called "Endurance"? oh the irony :p

hermana
7th Dec 2010, 08:35
OMG!!! This is totally different Lara!... Love this dirty look, really realistic look! but these bloody scars, it KILLS me... IS IT OUR LARA?? these guys are gonna turn upside-down all the way we imagine her, the way we think she is!.. i don't know what to think, but i'm gonna like it!

Rexie
7th Dec 2010, 15:43
Bricks were http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f64/woodgabe/shatner.jpg

FearEffectInferno
7th Dec 2010, 18:39
Full cover.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll69/_acid_burn_/th_c93b93f63531.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll69/_acid_burn_/c93b93f63531.jpg)
Lara with a bow.

Excellent ! :flowers: Thanks !

tombraidergal
7th Dec 2010, 21:18
*heart attack*

HOW LONG WAS I GONE TO MISS OUT ON ALL THIS COOL STUFF??!!!! OMG I CAN'T WAIT!!!

goofy
7th Dec 2010, 23:32
OH MY GOD ! I REALLY CANT WAITTT TO PUT MY HANDS ON IT !! <3 woott

Esnuk
7th Dec 2010, 23:55
Lara is very cute on the cover!

Rachie
8th Dec 2010, 00:02
Regardless of whether or not this game will be considered a Tomb Raider game, the game itself will be awesome! :thumb:

Icetea555
8th Dec 2010, 01:17
She does not even look like Lara Croft. Love the hair but that is not Lara Croft face at all. If this is Lara Croft Crystal Dynamics better make her Lara Croft face look like Lara Croft. Even if CD needs to animated it a little bit. I have no problem with the realistic look as long as Lara Croft looks like Lara Croft. This is just the cover pick so; I don't know how Lara Croft is really going to look like. I hope that this is not how Lara Croft face is going to looks like because; if it is they should make this Lara Croft daughter. If this is Lara Croft daughter Story and how she is going to look I have no problem with it. But if this is how Lara Croft is supposed to look they better make Lara Croft look like Lara Croft. This is not Lara Croft face but it could be Lara Croft daughter. Please Crystal Dynamics if you are going to use Lara Croft name make her face look like Lara Croft and not some alien form a different plant. By the way love everything else’s about the game. Keep up the good work Crystal Dynamics just make sure if this is Lara Croft that her face looks like Lara Croft face.
http://i55.tinypic.com/2wmm1de.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/f1m895.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/keeyja.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/300uxxe.jpg
All of these four pictures looks like Lara Croft face. Crystal Dynamics please make Lara Croft face look like Lara Croft otherwise give here a name and call it Lara Croft daughter.

Randy 54
8th Dec 2010, 01:46
Sorry to say but, the Lara you're looking for no longer exists. Rebooted. Gone.

AdobeArtist
8th Dec 2010, 05:14
As soon as I saw this, I knew it was my new sig on the Gamespot forums. What do y'all think? :D

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r242/adobeartist/GUFUsigs/adobe_sig039.png

* I wish the Eidos forums would let us use graphic sigs :(

Pulse
8th Dec 2010, 06:05
She does not even look like Lara Croft. Love the hair but that is not Lara Croft face at all. If this is Lara Croft Crystal Dynamics better make her Lara Croft face look like Lara Croft. Even if CD needs to animated it a little bit. I have no problem with the realistic look as long as Lara Croft looks like Lara Croft. This is just the cover pick so; I don't know how Lara Croft is really going to look like. I hope that this is not how Lara Croft face is going to looks like because; if it is they should make this Lara Croft daughter. If this is Lara Croft daughter Story and how she is going to look I have no problem with it. But if this is how Lara Croft is supposed to look they better make Lara Croft look like Lara Croft. This is not Lara Croft face but it could be Lara Croft daughter. Please Crystal Dynamics if you are going to use Lara Croft name make her face look like Lara Croft and not some alien form a different plant. By the way love everything else’s about the game. Keep up the good work Crystal Dynamics just make sure if this is Lara Croft that her face looks like Lara Croft face.
http://i55.tinypic.com/2wmm1de.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/f1m895.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/keeyja.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/300uxxe.jpg
All of these four pictures looks like Lara Croft face. Crystal Dynamics please make Lara Croft face look like Lara Croft otherwise give here a name and call it Lara Croft daughter.

That face is way too unrealistic. She looks sort of like an anime character. Her new face bears strong resemblance to the old while incorporating more realistic features, so I for one strongly embrace it.

Sam_kain
8th Dec 2010, 10:58
As soon as I saw this, I knew it was my new sig on the Gamespot forums. What do y'all think? :D

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r242/adobeartist/GUFUsigs/adobe_sig039.png

* I wish the Eidos forums would let us use graphic sigs :(

it looks awesome, nice sig :) :thumb:

and i don't think the V are always in peace :P

dark7angel
8th Dec 2010, 11:56
That face is way too unrealistic. She looks sort of like an anime character. Her new face bears strong resemblance to the old while incorporating more realistic features, so I for one strongly embrace it.

I totally agree with you!!! It's about time that Lara finally has a more realistic look!!!! Her classic look worked well in the past, but with this new generation of graphics and consoles, Lara needed a more realistic look and not that cartoonish face! And this new look still resembles the Lara we know. It gives her more realistic features but it keeps key elements of her original face!

AdobeArtist
8th Dec 2010, 12:34
I totally agree with you!!! It's about time that Lara finally has a more realistic look!!!! Her classic look worked well in the past, but with this new generation of graphics and consoles, Lara needed a more realistic look and not that cartoonish face! And this new look still resembles the Lara we know. It gives her more realistic features but it keeps key elements of her original face!

And the reason it works is because even though the face model is completely overhauled, the moment we saw that cover it was still instantly recognizable as Lara. This is the face for the modern age.

Denis..
8th Dec 2010, 14:08
lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft awww she was 21 got it? do you know anyone from his 21 age be exactly as he was at his 40? lara was 40 in underworld not 20 god

hiMe
8th Dec 2010, 15:06
I like the cover :)
She looks very rough and bewildered. Plus has anyone mentioned the use of font? Well done Graphic designers, you needs a pat on the back. :) Looks like pieces of torn map. Excellent.

Plus she looks like a young Jessica Alba,but a bit dirtier? rofl. I'm happy anyway.

Pulse
8th Dec 2010, 22:38
lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft lara croft awww she was 21 got it? do you know anyone from his 21 age be exactly as he was at his 40? lara was 40 in underworld not 20 god

She was 28 in Underworld.. Before this CD didn't want to give her a birth date or age.. it'd be weird if she were 40... like, ew old lady, wear some clothes- your spider veins are scaring the children.

The eyes are definitely Lara:
http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt125/EvilPuppyWillKillU/jan2011_cover_b.jpg

Danielsun_
8th Dec 2010, 22:44
i remember eric lindstrum saying something about her being 6 months younger / older than james bond which would put her at 36, was in an interview about TR:Underworld

Pulse
8th Dec 2010, 22:45
i remember eric lindstrum saying something about her being 6 months younger / older than james bond which would put her at 36, was in an interview about TR:Underworld

He was meaning she never aged, since I believe Bond has always been the same age, Lara has always been the same age except for flashbacks and the like.

Danielsun_
8th Dec 2010, 22:49
He was meaning she never aged, since I believe Bond has always been the same age, Lara has always been the same age except for flashbacks and the like.

yeah i know he meant she never aged, im just saying after that interview that was pretty much the given age, as james bond is set to be about 36/37

Pulse
8th Dec 2010, 22:53
yeah i know he meant she never aged, im just saying after that interview that was pretty much the given age, as james bond is set to be about 36/37

I still think he was being witty and wasn't actually saying she was in her mid thirties, but I guess it's up to interpretation, and it doesn't really matter so.. whatevs.

Danielsun_
8th Dec 2010, 22:59
I still think he was being witty and wasn't actually saying she was in her mid thirties, but I guess it's up to interpretation, and it doesn't really matter so.. whatevs.

im up for your idea if im honest if she in her twenties she is closer to my age, thus she is hot :p

Icetea555
9th Dec 2010, 02:42
This new look will take me some time to get use to. At least she is still beautiful.

AdobeArtist
9th Dec 2010, 05:54
This new look will take me some time to get use to. At least she is still beautiful.

Amen to that :D :D

Pulse
9th Dec 2010, 07:17
I hope that this game does NOT have multiple endings... that is one of my pet peeves in gaming. If you have a story to a game tell that ONE story, don't have six different endings.

Icetea555
9th Dec 2010, 07:55
I hope that this game does NOT have multiple endings... that is one of my pet peeves in gaming. If you have a story to a game tell that ONE story, don't have six different endings.

I agree the game should only have one ending.

hiMe
9th Dec 2010, 10:10
Multiple endings would be cool! Would mean you get more of your monies worth out of it. Playing it lots of times. But then again I think it might be more based on how one would take different routes. Endings might differ slightly. Or there might be a "prologue-ending" that's fit to what you done, then shows the original ending...or a cliff hanger. Cliff hanger please :3

hakumen001
10th Dec 2010, 01:06
This new look will take me some time to get use to. At least she is still beautiful.

I wish she was still beautiful. (Fixed)

Personally I liked the stylized modeling they had. The new modeling from the pic I seen looks bland. Kind of like a Silent Hill game with no direction on the art. :hmm:

hakumen001
10th Dec 2010, 01:10
HOw are people discussing endings already?! We have 0 gameplay and dont even know if the game will be worth getting. Endings are the least of my worries.

hiMe
10th Dec 2010, 21:29
Calm doon lad. Forums are for discussing. There is no defined start or end here :P

mikey716
11th Dec 2010, 21:02
O: OH MY GWAD!!!!!!!!! It Looks amazing why are you people (some) Complaining about her hair Lol I love when she gets dirty and looks Filthy! Its part of being an EXPLORER! Its so funny...i haven'tbeen on this in ages and i found out there is going to be a new TR GAME b.c on the gamestop website it has the REALEASE DATE FOR THE NEXT TOMB RAIDER!!!!!

DarthVader#1
11th Dec 2010, 21:38
There's something about her face that just makes me hate it. I think it's her lips... or her face is too long. I think if they fixed her weird anime hair and everything below her nose she wouldn't look as ugly.

AdobeArtist
12th Dec 2010, 02:02
The hair has nothing to do with anime influence what so ever. It's not like Lara groomed herself and deliberately styled it that way.

You have to look at this contextually. It's a reflection of the circumstances she's enduring. Lara is cut off from all modern conveniences from which she could prepare for an expedition, and in making do only with what she can scrounge from her surroundings, she's looking like hell's maiden.

This attitude that Lara has been made "ugly" is really getting worn out :mad2:
I mean clean that face up, and those eyes and lips are just captivating. This new render is simply gorgeous, not just in the superficial manner, but in how real it makes Lara this time around.

dark7angel
12th Dec 2010, 12:11
The hair has nothing to do with anime influence what so ever. It's not like Lara groomed herself and deliberately styled it that way.

You have to look at this contextually. It's a reflection of the circumstances she's enduring. Lara is cut off from all modern conveniences from which she could prepare for an expedition, and in making do only with what she can scrounge from her surroundings, she's looking like hell's maiden.

This attitude that Lara has been made "ugly" is really getting worn out :mad2:
I mean clean that face up, and those eyes and lips are just captivating. This new render is simply gorgeous, not just in the superficial manner, but in how real it makes Lara this time around.

Again, I agree with you!!!
This new Lara looks gorgeous and real!!! Those piercing eyes are really captivating! And I don't get how some people keep saying she doesn't look like Lara, 'cause all the features that make Lara are there!!! I think she's instantly recognisable as Lara! And I think the level of realism achieved for this game makes this new model more gorgeous than ever before!!!

DarthVader#1
12th Dec 2010, 12:30
The hair has nothing to do with anime influence what so ever. It's not like Lara groomed herself and deliberately styled it that way.

You have to look at this contextually. It's a reflection of the circumstances she's enduring. Lara is cut off from all modern conveniences from which she could prepare for an expedition, and in making do only with what she can scrounge from her surroundings, she's looking like hell's maiden.

This attitude that Lara has been made "ugly" is really getting worn out :mad2:
I mean clean that face up, and those eyes and lips are just captivating. This new render is simply gorgeous, not just in the superficial manner, but in how real it makes Lara this time around.

I'm not talking about the mud, I'm talking about her face in general. And it isn't an attitude, it's an opinion. Saying that it's "getting worn out" is just saying that you're angry not everybody sees it your way. Other people can have opinions too you know.

LarasFAN
12th Dec 2010, 14:15
Random ^^ i just read the scan from the game. Apparently the games begginig is written in the scans. To tell u the truth the game looks amazing, one part that i read made me love the concept of the game. For e.x. there is this part,they say, that lara is SPOOOOILERS MAYBE, being held by this man, and he is shouting help help, i want to help, and if u stop struggling, he stabs u, but if u continue to struggle ur eventually gonna get away. if the whole game has choices like this than this might be an amazing game..... sorry if i spoiled anything.

LC is Me
12th Dec 2010, 22:35
The hair has nothing to do with anime influence what so ever. It's not like Lara groomed herself and deliberately styled it that way.

You have to look at this contextually. It's a reflection of the circumstances she's enduring. Lara is cut off from all modern conveniences from which she could prepare for an expedition, and in making do only with what she can scrounge from her surroundings, she's looking like hell's maiden.

This attitude that Lara has been made "ugly" is really getting worn out :mad2:
I mean clean that face up, and those eyes and lips are just captivating. This new render is simply gorgeous, not just in the superficial manner, but in how real it makes Lara this time around.LOGIC.
I love it. <3

I think it's even more irritating to hear about the eyes and lips being off when you actually know about anatomy.

pinkangel07
18th Dec 2010, 00:01
I'm SO EXCITED for this new Tomb Raider! I've always felt that Lara looks way too good while climbing rocks and rolling in dirt... This definitely showcases the reality of the world around her and makes her more in touch with the climate.

I noticed a few replies on her hair... Well it looks fine to me, honestly if her hair is layered and she's running around, pieces will fall out. Hair is really non-issue for me anyway.

I would also like to just send a big THANK YOU to the designers of Lara for making her look like a real girl. While her body is fit and awesome, her breast size is also finally proportionate. It's hard to find an athletic girl Lara's size that carries 34Ds around. Do I need to remind anyone of the little extra bouncing animation added in AOD, or the lovely anti-gravity trick they used in the evening dress in Legend.

Oh, and no more unlockable bikinis. =D

Alex Ivey
18th Dec 2010, 02:56
I'm SO EXCITED for this new Tomb Raider! I've always felt that Lara looks way too good while climbing rocks and rolling in dirt... This definitely showcases the reality of the world around her and makes her more in touch with the climate.

I noticed a few replies on her hair... Well it looks fine to me, honestly if her hair is layered and she's running around, pieces will fall out. Hair is really non-issue for me anyway.

I would also like to just send a big THANK YOU to the designers of Lara for making her look like a real girl. While her body is fit and awesome, her breast size is also finally proportionate. It's hard to find an athletic girl Lara's size that carries 34Ds around. Do I need to remind anyone of the little extra bouncing animation added in AOD, or the lovely anti-gravity trick they used in the evening dress in Legend.

Oh, and no more unlockable bikinis. =D

I know exactly what you mean! I played a couple of the games and thought they were fun, but I just could never get over 'fake' Lara. This new realistic Lara is absolutely awesome. I also have no problem with the hair. Looks fine. As a person who rolled his eyes whenever someone mentioned Lara Croft, I got to give some major props to Crystal Dynamics for being able to make me an overnight fan.

AdobeArtist
18th Dec 2010, 05:16
I know exactly what you mean! I played a couple of the games and thought they were fun, but I just could never get over 'fake' Lara. This new realistic Lara is absolutely awesome. I also have no problem with the hair. Looks fine. As a person who rolled his eyes whenever someone mentioned Lara Croft, I got to give some major props to Crystal Dynamics for being able to make me an overnight fan.

One of us! One of us! One of us! One of us! :D:D:D