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Monday, December 6th 2010, 3:09pm

Tomb Raider 9 News

Till I am ready with my own newsarticle, you can read the following:
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archi…r-revealed.aspx

Edit:
You can find our news article here:
Tomb Raider "9"

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Saturday, December 11th 2010, 12:14pm

New Tomb Raider details emerge

All kinds of new information considering the ninth Tomb Raider game have been floating around in the wide world of internet.
There's the Game Informer's article of it in the magazine (January issue's cover story) and the Tomb Raider Hub, which was updated on the 9th of December.
Game Informer's Tomb Raider Hub
The latest update of the Hub is about Lara Croft's character in the next game.

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "The Poet" (Dec 16th 2010, 11:49am) with the following reason: Making the post more coherent


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Saturday, December 11th 2010, 12:15pm

I've merged the two articles.

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Saturday, December 11th 2010, 1:16pm

So what do you guys think about the new Lara?

We had some interesting discussions in the German threads. Some like it, some don't. For some this isn't the Lara they know any more, others think this is a step in the right direction, with the shipwreck replacing the original plane crash mentioned in Tomb Raider 1, the event that changed Lara's whole life.

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Saturday, December 11th 2010, 1:29pm

The whole rebooting thing is very interesting. I'm not sure about my opinion on the new Lara yet. On some parts I'm really excited and some other made me doubt the whole thing.
I was sort of fond to the "superhero" kind of role Lara was in the previous games. Strong, almost invincible... But it's exciting to see how this one turns out to be. :D
Vulnerability, making Lara more realistic and human, evolving as the adventure goes on... :chin
The only thing I wonder is that do they keep Lara as a countess? Is there the lady aspect, any manors to inherit?
To me that was one essential part of Lara, being rich and priviledged, but still raiding tombs and getting into great adventures. :-)

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Saturday, December 11th 2010, 11:33pm

The only thing I wonder is that do they keep Lara as a countess? Is there the lady aspect, any manors to inherit?


I bet they keep that. Even though it wasn't specifically stated I kind of felt to have read that in the article.
While reading it again just now, I realize, I did read it: "She comes from money, but refuses to flaunt it." (First page of the Gameinformer article: Gameinformer Article Part 1)

I also think this is an important part of who she is. So it's good they keep that.

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Sunday, December 12th 2010, 12:08am

I am very excited about what I've heard about the new game so far. I like the artworks and I think the story has great potential. There may be problems with continuity, but on the other hand there always were continuity problems concerning Lara's background stories. I haven't read all of the Gameinformer article because I'm afraid to get spoiled, but what I read I liked. There were some discussions about the "brutal deaths" Lara might experience during the game, and whether they will have an influence on the game's rating.
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Sunday, December 12th 2010, 9:21am

I'm slightly worried about the horror aspect. Personally, I don't like horror games, so I hope there won't bee too many creepy, dark caves with scary savages chasing you. :shelob
But it's impossible to make a game that pleases everyone 100%, and I'm sure I'll buy it anyway. And I found TR4 scary too, and the Mexico level in Underworld, so... [hehe]

It'd be nice to know how far the making process of the game actually is. Like, is there a demo existing somewhere in the dephts of the Eidos/Crystal Dynamics/Squuare Enix compound just waiting to be released?
Seeing a trailer, that'd be so cool... 8o

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Sunday, December 12th 2010, 1:36pm

Well. I think - since it is a work in progress - that there will certainly be some sort of "demos" or "nightly builds" of the game somewhere at CD. But I don't think it resembles anything an end user would like to play. I imagine they are in a design and debug phase, it's too soon for a demo that could be released. (Someone said the graphics shown in that article mentioned above is actual in-game graphic, so if that is true some sort of runnable code has to exist). But remember, the game is probably not going to be finished within a year, so don't get your hopes up.

BUT what I think is that from now on we will get more and more infos about what the game is going to be like as the design process proceeds towards completion. I personally am looking forward to that, as well as being worried that I'll get spoiled too much along the way! ;-)
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Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:01pm

You're probably right, Wile E. Coyote. *sigh* I wish I had some sort of device that'd speed up the time for a year...
It's very nice that the Game informer has a hub where new information is revealed regularly. I don't mind spoilers as long as they're not huge, major ones. If I hadn't visited Tomb Raider Girl website on 8th of December I would have been completely unaware of all this new stuff. [hehe]

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Sunday, December 12th 2010, 9:20pm

I'm rather impressed with the new information - at first I was rather sceptical with the whole 'reboot the franchise' concept, but they seem to have taken it in a very solid direction. I had to admit, from the small amount of information we have at the moment, I'm already confident that it'll be a huge success.
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Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:45am

Wow, during this week there's been a couple updates in a row at the Game Informer's Hub, and another one is set for today! I can't wait too see what the update is about!
New information has been impressive, indeed. :-)
But how long does this go on? Till the end of the year? Till the game hits the stores? There seems to be some room left at the Hub, so a few more updates can be expected... :think:

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Thursday, December 16th 2010, 4:36pm

I imagine it will get quieter towards the end of the year, with Christmas and everything, but will start up in January again.

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Thursday, December 16th 2010, 10:53pm

The next article is (almost) here:
http://www.gameinformer.com/p/tombraider.aspx

I encountered a dead link, but I bet that will change any minute. :D

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Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 9:30am

All I can say, about the newest update, is WOW. :D I'm simply amazed about all that. The game will be just pure amazingness... :thumbsup

EDIT: Lately I've been trying to remember how Underworld was promoted and what new gameplay stuff were told about (Lara's new moves, environment and such...). After refreshing my memory reading some of these I started to think about the way Tomb Raider 9 was launced and how it is being promoted.
The latest Game Informer's update, Speck Giveaway, was kind of 'meh' for me, since I don't own an iPhone or an iPod...
But in general I like all this.
There's one little thing I'm a bit uncertain about: the game seems (and very likely is) to be in quite early stage, so quite many questions are left without an answer in a "too early to talk about it" way (like in the podcast). If they had waited longer and then made it (and other articles) there probably would have been (at least a little) more facts and such... BUT as I said in the very beginning of this post, I think Tomb Raider 9 will be amazing. :-)

In the other hand it's exciting to get even little bits of infomation and because we keep getting news occasionally, it builds the excitement up (and tests patience), at least in my opinion. :yepp

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 12:15pm

OH crap...I was just posting a HUGE post about what I liked and what I didn't really like about Game Informers Coverage.

Since I'm german I needed quite some time to write this whole text but then I accidentaly clicked on the X of the window and the browser closed :(

Well. Here's a shor version:

I really liked Meagan Marie's articles about Crystal and the TR-franchise. They were very well written and a kept me exciting for what was to follow :D
Then the podcast got online and sadly I was reading people's reactions before starting to listen to it. They basically all said, that we didn't get any new exciting informations and so I decided not to listen to it. I still haven't but I really want to, some time. We might be able to read between the lines at some part of the podcast. ^^
After that the two updates, I'd call mediocre at best, got online..."Official Wallpapers" sounded so nice but in the end they were just huge Game Informer advertisments showing Lara Croft, isntead of HQ-wallpapers.
Well....and the "Speck Giveaway" was a bad joke, really...I have an iPod but I'm not really intersted in a TR-case. Maybe I'm just not a real fan ^^

But then...then we finally got some nice screenshots and I won't get into detail here now, as I just realised, that we now have an official topic here (Thanks to "The Poet" Official Screenshots Discussion)

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Thursday, January 6th 2011, 9:26am

Whoa, tha "Making the cover" video is fantastic and shows us how extremely detailed Lara is in this game. Definitely much more than I expected!

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/a…#commentmessage

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Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:14pm

I hope the next one covering Tomb Raider will release stuff a bit earlier during the day. I keep missing the releases when they happen. [hehe]
But this looked really good.

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Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:56pm

Is this Making of the cover video the last Hub update from Game Informer? And if it truly is, then the next news probably are published in the official site, right?

I liked the video, it's nice to see behind the scenes, how such an amazing cover was made. :-)

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Thursday, January 6th 2011, 1:09pm

It's the last, yes. There's no place on this site for another update and there's also no new "Check back X/Y")
http://www.gameinformer.com/p/tombraider.aspx

This was a very nice month for TR :D

The next news will be on either on the official page or in another magazine with exclusive rights. Also Karl Stewart from Crystal Dynamics twittered that there'ss be some goodness on twitter :)

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@tombraider fans you should following these @crystaldynamics studio members. @brenochadams @briandhortonart @timlongojr they tweet goodness

http://twitter.com/CrystalDKarl/status/22856522958635008

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