Tomb Raider 9: Lara Croft in an Open-World Scenario!

A secret whitepaper and some artworks of the next Tomb Raider game show that Lara Croft’s future is probably lying in the past.

It seems that the game will feature a “rebooted” young Lara and tells how she became to be the well-known archaeologist, the tomb raider we know so well.

The problem is that the whitepaper seems to be released by accident. Neither the script nor the concept art is validated so far – but interesting to look at…

Open-World Adventure!

If the rumors are true, Tomb Raider 9 will play in a huge open-world for the first time in the history of the series.

It can be exciting to lead Lara through that scenario like in other adventure games. On the other hand it can destroy the typical Tomb Raider feeling easily.

The new Lara Croft! :-) Only kidding.
The new Lara Croft! :-) Only kidding.

Though i love adventure games like the “Gothic” series or “Elder Scrolls” and i’m looking forward to “Risen” by Piranha Bytes i’m still not sure if i would like a Tomb Raider game in such style.

My feelings about this are fifty-fifty.

Where are Lara’s Boobies?

This point is clear. When the guys at Crystal Dynamics – who already did a great job with “Legend”, “Anniversary” and “Underworld” – decide to remove Lara Croft’s characteristic balloons and make them look like in the artwork, then my friends, we don’t need Lara Croft no more.

Pretty much old school torch and pretty small boobs - the next Lara Croft?
Pretty much old school torch and pretty small boobs - the next Lara Croft?

Don’t let Lara Croft look like a flat teeny! She is an icon, maybe the strongest icon of all, the queen of computer generated heroes. Stop cutting here and there. The body proportions of the Underworld-Lara were pretty nice. Come on, don’t be feminists!

More Sex would be nice!

The other ingredients of the recipe for Tomb Raider 9 are simple: More of everything.

More freedom, more violence, more monsters… even more sex? That would to good to be true.

Lara Croft riding on a horse and shooting at monsters with a bow. Very dynamic scene.
Lara Croft riding on a horse and shooting at monsters with a bow. Very dynamic scene.

After all, i don’t know where the journey goes to. But i trust Crystal Dynamics, it’s a known fact that i’m a fan of the last 3 parts of the show. I think CD can make the trick to bring Lara’s future into the past…

The game will play before Tomb Raider 1, that’s what the “secret” whitepaper says.

Anyway, good to hear news about good ol´ Lara.

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16 thoughts on “Tomb Raider 9: Lara Croft in an Open-World Scenario!”

  1. I have all TR games. Dont change her boobs and no guns? Her trademarks. Why cant you make her do all the things she could do in all games? Her moves are so much smaller, its a game, she should be able to jump like she used to, and all the vaults, and have all the weapons, is it so hard to give her what she had in all the games? Her makeovers are good, but why change her again? The new TR, and gardian of light, looks like the old mario games, ughh, tiny people, please. Stay with what worked all these years, she is just as popular or more. One thing, they seem to get shorter and shorter. What happened to 20 or more levels, long ones.
    Forever fan, unless……

  2. I believe it will be awsome. The whole open world thing will definitly be neat. I hope however that this game extends in length as apose to Underworld and Legend. The remake of the original should be how lengthy those two should of been. I just hope they add a bunch of blood and gore, give her a bunch of new outfits, and taking her guns away will be pretty dumb, her pistols are a trademark…

  3. the best tomb raider game was tombraider 3 i hope its like that i like the asian ancient temple setting alot

  4. I hope It’s Angel Of Darkness Type of Thing i think Angel Of Darkness Was The best Tomb Raider Game of All time.

  5. i think it will be wild but different they say when she jumps it will be all on chance so she may or may not grab a ledge she has no guns just knifes and crossbows and she has no vehicles it all gonna be set on a deserted island in china

  6. cannot wait 4 it it sounds brill i grew up playing tomb raider wit my uncle and sister and now i play it the new 1 yayay

  7. it would be really shit if they change lara´s appearance so much :( like for example the bony tail was a cool add but i plaied tomb raider since i was a baby and i´m used to the old typical lara hair do so it felt a lil bit strange to change that so if they will change lara´s iconic appearance (wich is loved by the whole world) i think it will harm the classical image of lara croft we have in our minds and it would also make lara look like a diet freak!!!! on the other hand this open world idea for the new game would be pretty cool and i think it would be quit exiting and would be a gr8 new add to the tomb raider games :D can´t wait till i get my hands on this new game lol :D and risen is super gr8 game.

  8. im sry but if you laras boobs away it not tomb raider anymore and plz a free roam mansion or something with all the vehicles and weaopans and clothing from the old games

  9. What does this little white paper say exactly? I am a graphic designer/comic book artist that sent in a conceptual mock up of an open world Tomb Raider game exactly like this and some of the quotes you picked out are a little striking. Now taking Lara into a m=open world isn’t exactly ground breaking but some of the specifics you say make me think you may have come across my mock up that was stuck with some art which isn’t mine. Maybe.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I just found the pictures somewhere online and as a huge Tomb Raider Fan i wanted to show them here. What makes it really interesting is the official “Crystal Dynamics” Watermark in the bottom right corner. I would love to see your mock up, will be exciting. You’re right, open world is nothing new but for the Tomb Raider Series it would be a complete new experience – for me ;)

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