News: To the dismay of fans, Crystal Dynamics’ global brand director Karl Stewart revealed that Lara Croft will be able to regenerate her health, but won’t be able to swim in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
Previous Tomb Raider games have featured swimming sections, and with the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, you would think Lara Croft would have to do some swimming, what with being shipwrecked on an island and getting soaked in the trailers and gameplay videos. But surprisingly, it ‘s been revealed that Lara Croft won’t actually be doing any swimming in the game at all. [Update: We reported this earlier.]
Crystal Dynamics’ global brand director Karl Stewart broke the news in a recent Twitter Q&A (via Segment Next) saying, “Just to be clear Lara hasn’t FORGOTTEN how to swim! We just made the decision NOT to have her swim in this.” Oh, that makes it so much better now! Thank you so much for clarifying that up, even though it doesn’t really mean anything in the end.
However, according to Segment Next, Stewart further clarified that the situation won’t be like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, in which the game’s main protagonist Tommy Vercetti wasn’t able to swim.
Regardless, FMV Magazine reports that Tomb Raider fans aren’t happy about the news, including the one that there will be a regenerating health system. “Swimming was one of the core aspects of Tomb Raider in the classics,” wrote an upset NeoGAF user. “Taking it away is like taking the puzzles away from Zelda games.I wonder how people would have liked that.And regen health?lol is there anything left from Uncharted they haven’t yet copied?”