The New Lara Croft Is a Dirty, Dirty Girl
?Literally. I mean look at her; she’s filthy. This is the new Lara Croft design from the upcoming Tomb Raider game, which will be made by Crystal Dynamics, who made the pretty good Legend and Underground games, if I recall correctly. This game will be a Lara Croft: Year One-type thing, that explores her origins. Question: Has anyone really ever given a shit about the character of Lara Croft ever? I’ve enjoyed several of the games myself, but I’ve been quite content to understand Lara as “Indiana Jones with large breasts” and leave it at that. I’m much more interested in watching her take a bath than learning where she got her climbing training. (Via Game Informer)
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