Guardian of Light concept art
(click for larger image)It features both single- and co-op arcade-style action, in which players control Lara and a new Mayan tribesman character as they fight their way through ancient tombs and temples in pursuit of—you guessed it—a mystical artifact. As the screenshots below suggest, there are hordes of enemies, traps and puzzles galore, and naturally plenty of challenging platforming.
Players who prefer a more traditional raiding experience needn't worry. Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that another Tomb Raider—the next in the series of immersive action-adventure games we've come to know and love—is in development concurrently. Guardian seems to be a smaller side project designed to take the series in some new directions and maybe even draw in fresh fans from other genres. Notice the conspicuous absence of "Tomb Raider" from its title.
It may not be Lara's next big adventure, but Guardian of Light looks like a fun way to fill a few hours while we wait for it.
- GameSpot First Look
- IGN Preview
- GamePro First Look
- rundlc Preview
- EuroGamer Preview
- Gamasutra.com's Leigh Alexander interviews Crystal Dynamics' new GM Darrell Gallagher
You'll also find more LCGOL links and info at tombraiders.net.
Guardian of Light Screenshots (31 images)