Tombs! Why did it have to be Tombs?

Platform:Xbox 360 / PS3 / Windows
Developer:Crystal Dynamics
(Square Enix Group)
ESRB:RP (Rating Pending)
Available:Q1 2013
Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

Based on the E3 2012 trailer, it appears that in this prequel, Lara Croft is not yet the sure-of-herself powerhouse we've come to know and love, but rather a self-doubting young woman, slanting the gameplay to what appears to be less puzzle-solving shooter and more survival-horror.

Gameplay during Microsoft's Press Conference showed the use of different weapons for different ranges, including a bow for distance attacks, a shotgun for close attacks and a knife for close-quarters combat. Also featured in the demo was a heavy use of fire dynamics - making use of flammable items in the environment, from fuel depots to hanging oil lanterns. Check it out...