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Tomb Raider Has Gone Gold

By Pete Haas 2013-02-07 17:40:57 discussion comments
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Crystal Dynamics announced today that their Tomb Raider reboot has gone gold. Now that development of the game is done, the game's being sent off to manufacturing so it'll be ready for its March launch.

Tomb Raider depicts Lara Croft's first adventure. Fresh out of the academy, she decides to take a voyage on a salvage ship. This ship is ripped apart by a storm and everyone aboard is stranded on a dangerous, remote island. Lara must brave the island's many dangers and rescue the surviving crew members.

"Back in 2010 when we announced Tomb Raider we promised to break new ground for the franchise to create an origins story that forges Lara Croft into a hero, and takes her on a journey like no other," said Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher on the game's Facebook page. "Im very happy that I can stand by those words today."

This reboot is a break from tradition in another way as well. It's the first game in the main series to feature competitive multiplayer. Players will take on the role of either Lara's shipmates or the island scavengers. The teams will battle it out in several game modes.

Even though the last few Tomb Raider games weren't so hot, there's still a lot of buzz about this reboot. Gallagher notes that the game inspired almost 800 fan art submissions and 50,000 forum posts. The reboot was featured on 50 magazine covers and 2,000 blog posts as well. Many gamers and critics alike are curious whether this game can turn the franchise around.

Tomb Raider will debut on March 5th on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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