News: Despite Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot not due for several months, brand manager Karl Stewart has suggested the planned followup is further along than we might think.
We already knew that Crystal Dynamics are planning to turn their upcoming Tomb Raider reboot into a full-on franchise, but brand manager Karl Stewart has dropped a few hints to VideoGamer that the first sequel to Lara Croft’s less-than-glamorous origin story may already be mapped out:
“I have to be careful because I know exactly where she’s going. You have to look at the future, you have to look at where…It’s not just one game. At the end of this game we want her to be that strong female character that is willing to go and seek out mysteries and seek out tombs. She’s going to be going to plenty of tombs in this game, but we’re going to have somebody who wants to go on that adventure, who wants to be the person that she now is. That’s the goal.
I don’t want to say anymore on it because I’ll have the game director of the next game going ‘what the fuck are you saying!?’”
Props for not being as coy about Tomb Raider 2 as your co-workers were about that brand-new IP, Karl.
Since Tomb Raider isn’t even out until March 2013, there’s plenty of time for Crystal to fiddle with or even completely redo the second chapter in Lara’s journey from wide-eyed explorer to tiger-murdering graverobber, but this still seems like good news; stories with years of planning behind them tend to yield good results, with only occasional furious backlashes.
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