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Rumoured New Direction For Tomb Raider Game Would Be Very Different Vibe

Rumoured New Direction For Tomb Raider Game Would Be Very Different Vibe

According to an allegedly leaked script, Lara may be leading a whole team of new tomb raiders in the upcoming Tomb Raider game.

In case you missed it, back in April, it was officially confirmed that a brand new game in the Tomb Raider series is in development. Not much has actually been revealed about it just yet - we don’t have a name or release window, but we do know that it’s being developed by Crystal Dynamics, and will utilise Unreal Engine 5. So, you know it’s going to look extra shiny.

Now though, as reported by VGC, we may have got a bunch of details about the plot and premise, thanks to an allegedly leaked script which was shared on the Sacred Symbols podcast. Apparently, the game is code named Project Jawbreaker, and is an action-adventure title “set in a modern-day world rocked by a mysterious cataclysm”.

The most recent Tomb Raider game (that wasn't a mobile title) was 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider - take a look below.

“Lara Croft is now at the top of her game,” the supposed script reads. “Gone are the days of the young, inexperienced women dealing with matters of legacy and familial reckoning. Lara has let go of her childhood and fully embraced the life of an adventurer and [her] purpose. Her legendary career has been lauded and printed in tabloids, tall tales of adventure that have inspired a new generation of tomb raiders to seek their fortunes in the world.

“With this new phase of her life, Lara [has] fully accepted her place among the ruins. For many years Lara plunged the depths of forgotten places, played cat and mouse with many nefarious opponents, and worked to uncover, preserve, and protect the lost secrets of the world, lest they fall into the wrong hands,” it continues. “As the years have passed, Lara has become lonely at the top. The beginning of this next chapter presents Lara with a quintessentially adult problem - facing something too big to handle alone.

“On this new adventure, Lara will encounter a challenge she can only overcome with a team at her side. Collaboration is foreign to her - she’s always succeeded alone, so in this situation she’s a fish out of water.”

So, if this is to be believed, it sounds like Lara could be leading a whole team of new tomb raiders. According to Sacred Symbols, the devs are looking for an “authentic British” actress in their mid-30s to take on her role, which, as VGC writes, will also reportedly include “romantic scenes with another female character”. Whether any of this actually turns out to be true remains to be seen - we’ll just have to watch this space. 

Featured Image Credit: Square Enix Europe

Topics: Tomb Raider