The next Tomb Raider, slated for release in fall 2012, has made a big splash at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, garnering several Best of Show nominations from the video gaming media and giving popular titles like Assassin's Creed Revelations, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception a run for their money.
In a conversation with with Gamespot's Ricardo Torres at E3, Crystal Dynamics' Studio Head Darrell Gallagher discussed why the developers chose to focus on Lara Croft's origins and how they hope to tell a deeper story in ways that will encourage players to make a stronger emotional connection with the character. He also touched on the game world and mechanics, and the evolution of Lara's skills and abilities.
In another E3 interview, Global Brand Manager Karl Stewart talked to GT.TV about re-creating Lara Croft. He noted that although there will be some aspects to the new character that should delight long-time fans, this is going to be a brand new and much more realistic Lara.
E3 is taking place this week in Los Angeles. For more Tomb Raider E3 coverage, check into the Official Tomb Raider Blog, where the crew at Crystal are posting regular updates, photos, podcasts, and other good stuff.