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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 3:15am

Alternate Ending Found!

I uploaded it to YouTube, as did several hundred other people, :pinch , but regardless, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv8bspe5VF8

It was the alternate ending taken out of the final version of Tomb Raider Underworld, an ending I'm not so fond of. I myself prefer the actual ending used in the game.
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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 8:17am

Wow! That is very hard! I can't believe, that Lara is that mean!

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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 9:57am

How did you get that? Is there a way to trigger this ending in the game?
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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 11:42am

How did you get that? Is there a way to trigger this ending in the game?


Nope, there isn't as far as I know.

This thread at TRF would be the origin, I guess, I just discovered it over there... Some guy seems to have found it somewhere, all a bit vague.
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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 2:50pm

Actually, I've reason to believe that it's not an alternate ending, but continuation from the real ending; when Lara departs, the camera turns to look outside through the hole in the ceiling of the temple - I imagine the cutscene would have faded into Lara walking through the snow and Amanda trying to kill her once more. But then again, all that is squashed by the fact that Amanda was running - impossible for she had hurt her leg in Helheim.

Still, I like the real ending better when Amanda just finally leaves Lara alone. I just can't believe Lara left Amanda there to die. I would have picked her up and carried her to safety, just to prove that Lara isn't a heartless person like Amanda believes.
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Sunday, January 25th 2009, 11:33pm

Hopefully Eric Lindstrom can talk about this cutscene a little bit for us, if he's allowed. I would definitely like to know what it was all about. It's honestly a very random cutscene, but could very well fit in given a few tweaks of the storyline.
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Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 9:08pm

I have a contact at Eidos thanks to a fan-film I worked on yonks ago, would you like me to ask her to see if she knows anything?
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Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 11:16pm

If you could shed any light on this, that'd be great WintersDream. Much appreciated, :hug .
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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 11:21am

OK, I'll email her and ask. :-)
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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 1:52pm

Word From Eidos

OK, here's what she said.

Please ignore the bit where she says I'm a hacker...it's past tense now! :-)

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Dear Emma,

It has been lovely to hear from you after such a long time, I hope you are well. How old are you now, may I ask? Last time I heard from you, you were just celebrating your thirteenth birthday, if my memory serves me.

But, now, down to business.

The alternate ending that has been going around was actually leaked from our systems hanks to a hacker (I hope you haven't gone back to your old ways of getting information!) that has covered their tracks very well. However, we do not mind that this has been released as it was going to be anyway, just a bit later, probably after 'Beneath The Ashes' or possibly even with it or possibly with 'Lara's Shadow'. The main thing is, it was going to be placed on the X-Box 360 live marketplace.

It is actually meant to be a continuation of the ending cinematic but it was cut from the final edit because we thought that it may make Lara seem too harsh and some worried (myself included) that it may be seen as a direct reference to Lara's attitude in 'The Angel of Darkness' (the game that nearly ruined the franchise and got you that fan film) and going back into that mess was a definate no-no.

I hope this is of help to you and your friends on your many forums (yes, I remember!),

Please write again soon, I am always pleased to hear from you!

Yours,

Cathy x
Edit: Ignore the top half, we go back a bit, tis all...
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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:07pm

Very much appreciated, WintersDream, :thumbsup . Ironically enough, the explanation she gave was the same I predicted; continuation to the ending. Glad to hear the facts!
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Friday, January 30th 2009, 12:05pm

You're welcome! :)
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Friday, January 30th 2009, 12:58pm

Uhm, I just read a thread over at TRF where an employee of Eidos clearly points out that this is a fake.

Now I'm quite curious what you'd have to say about this ;-)
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Friday, January 30th 2009, 8:58pm

That might explain why Amanda's voice sounds like it did in Legend's Peru flashback.
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Sunday, February 1st 2009, 3:09pm

OK, now I'm confused...did Cathy lie to me or was she pulling my leg...
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Sunday, February 1st 2009, 3:21pm

She lied. Not to mention there's no one at Eidos named Cathy.
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Monday, February 2nd 2009, 3:13pm

Over at TRF, jaywalker (Eidos) explained this alternate ending. The file was found on the PS2 game disc, by the way.

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One thing tho it was an `extension` of the ending, not an alternate as the thread title suggests. It would have originally played after the `final` cutscene played. For reasons best known to CD and the design/story team it was decided not to show it (most likely as the final scene made it a bit more open ended as to what happened)


Thought I'd post this for everyone who doesn't read threads at TRF on a regular basis. And this statement's certainly no fake, just to clear it up ^^
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Monday, February 2nd 2009, 3:49pm

She lied. Not to mention there's no one at Eidos named Cathy.

Awwwww... :(

Now I feel so gullible for actually believing her. So much for a friend... ;(
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Friday, February 6th 2009, 3:15pm

That is weird. I loathe Amanda with all my heart but I don't want her to die.

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Sunday, February 8th 2009, 5:53pm

That is weird. I loathe Amanda with all my heart but I don't want her to die.


In my previous posts, I've stated how I'd actually like to see Amanda dead. She is such a nuisance, so that cut scene was so great to watch 8o
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