Watch out for puddles!

Although Lara is an adept swimmer in the Tomb Raider series, the upcoming reboot will apparently chronicle a time when she still needed floaties. On the upside, this was a time when she adopted Wolverine’s regeneration powers.

What exactly am I talking about, you ask? Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart recently went on Twitter to answer fans’ questions about the game. Among the responses was information about the following (click to see tweets):

The game’s length, which will reportedly clock in at a respectable 12-15 hours.

12 to 15 + depending on your play style.

Whether or not Lara can swim. Hint: she can’t. Or at least she can, potentially, but she’s unable to do so in the game. Confusing, I know.

Lara can swim, but just not in this game.

The game will most likely have a few references (and maybe Easter Eggs) to the first game.

You’ll just have to wait and see.

The story will have plenty of twists, much like my favorite drinking straw.

We love twists here at Crystal D.

A sequel is definitely on the cards if the game does well.

Why of course.

Finally, the subject of health was touched upon. Let’s just say no medkits will be found within the game.

Regenerative. No need for items.

 

How do you feel about this info, fans? Excited? Worried? Let us know! Tomb Raider releases March 5 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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15 Comments

  1. If replay value is high 12-15 hours is fine by me. Swimming… meh. Who needs it? This reboot reminds me of Uncharted. And that is a good thing.

  2. If replay value is high 12-15 hours is fine by me. Swimming… meh. Who needs it? This reboot reminds me of Uncharted. And that is a good thing.

  3. Jesus christ. Every single game out this year has been a colossal pile of shit,
    a survival game with no items and regen ealth? fucking brilliant!

    What&#039s next an assassination game without assassination? Oh fuck me they already did it with hitman.

    What piss me off the most is that they still pretend to appeal the old fans of the series, just like they did with hitman, this is no tomb raider.

    fuck i&#039m done with videogames unsless they get their shit togheter.

    1. Oh come on, Hitman was a brilliant series up until the last.

  4. Welcome to the future, where we rape old franchises, casualizing them beyond your wildest dreams. This happens when games are made with &#039consumers&#039 in mind, not &#039players&#039. Old men wearing suits, holding developers on a leash, ruined gaming.

  5. Personally I would say that that tomb raider underworld has best environments ever in any tomb raider game.I love that game.It also sold well around 3 million and is enough for them to make a sequel.

  6. Jesus christ. Every single game out this year has been a colossal pile of shit,
    a survival game with no items and regen ealth? fucking brilliant!

    What's next an assassination game without assassination? Oh fuck me they already did it with hitman.

    What piss me off the most is that they still pretend to appeal the old fans of the series, just like they did with hitman, this is no tomb raider.

    fuck i'm done with videogames unsless they get their shit togheter.

    1. Oh come on, Hitman was a brilliant series up until the last.

  7. Welcome to the future, where we rape old franchises, casualizing them beyond your wildest dreams. This happens when games are made with 'consumers' in mind, not 'players'. Old men wearing suits, holding developers on a leash, ruined gaming.

  8. Personally I would say that that tomb raider underworld has best environments ever in any tomb raider game.I love that game.It also sold well around 3 million and is enough for them to make a sequel.

  9. She probably can swim in the game,but she falls over at the start and loses her skills until you ind them later in the game.
    It&#039ll probably finish with her drowning before a really quick ending and buy "the next game to conclude Lara&#039s story"

  10. She probably can swim in the game,but she falls over at the start and loses her skills until you ind them later in the game.
    It'll probably finish with her drowning before a really quick ending and buy "the next game to conclude Lara's story"

  11. There are plenty of games where there is no swimming, if she is not around water and doesn&#039t need to enter than environment for any reason, who gives a shit? The game looks stunning, and if the action is fine I am all for it, I just appreciate that they are releasing it on PC. I will probably still wait for a game of the year edition or something because I am not a fan of DLC, but it looks like a decent addition to the franchise.

  12. There are plenty of games where there is no swimming, if she is not around water and doesn't need to enter than environment for any reason, who gives a shit? The game looks stunning, and if the action is fine I am all for it, I just appreciate that they are releasing it on PC. I will probably still wait for a game of the year edition or something because I am not a fan of DLC, but it looks like a decent addition to the franchise.

  13. everything looks good gameplay, sound, graphics. although i was hoping for the game length to be longer.

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