The First Templar

PC, XB360 / Action Adventure / Release: May 10, 2011 / ESRB: T

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The video game release list of 5/9-5/15

The video game release list of 5/9-5/15

At long last, Brink, the fine-looking new shooter from Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory dev Splash Damage, launches next week. As a huge ET fan, it's all a wee bit exciting for me. If you're dead inside, though, there are other games coming out which you might fancy instead, you monster.

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Daily Filter: December 22, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter marks the last installment before the holiday. Featured today is new media for Red Dead Redemption, Diablo 3, ModNation Racers, Serious Sam HD, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Trapped Dead, Lord of Arcana, Dead Rising 2: Case West, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Yakuza 4, and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics. Read more »

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Getting Kane & Lynch, Raziel & Kain DLC Character Packs

Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the pair of character packs coming to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will feature Raziel and Kain, from the Legacy of Kain series, and Kane & Lynch, eponymous stars of the Kane & Lynch games.

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"When is Lara Croft and tGoL getting the co-op patch on the pc. :("
- Dynotaku    See all 8 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Online Co-op Patch Hits PC

When Crystal Dynamics said yesterday that the long-awaited patch adding online co-op support to the PC version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was "coming very soon," they weren't kidding--it launched today via Steam.

The patch also brings improvements to controls, performance and stability, as well as the tantalising promise of "additional audio and visual polish." Shiny! Read more »

"I can't even find a game online, too long has passed since the game was out. They could have ..."
- raxtor    See all 6 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light PS3 Online Co-Op Patch is Live, PC Update Coming Soon

Earlier today, developer Crystal Dynamics announced via a Twitter that the online co-op patch for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available for free via the PlayStation Network. The PlayStation 3 patch comes roughly one month after online co-op was patched into the Xbox 360 version.

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"Patch is out for PC. That didn't take long at all. I LOL'ed when it downloaded. I read this ..."
- Wingless92    See all 7 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 'Free' DLC Coming to Xbox 360 on Oct. 27

Although we already knew Lara Croft had discovered the sacred "Rune of Connectivity" to enable online co-op for her latest adventure, today we've learned that the "free, for a limited time" DLC on Xbox 360 will also launch on October 27--which, according to the Mayan calendar, is tomorrow.

The content, dubbed "All the Trappings," adds a new area for players to "conquer" and features the laundry list of Ms. Croft's favored skills: Puzzle solving, exploration, and shooting anything that moves. Read more »

"Honestly, the first DLC should be free permanently, not just for a month. Whatever. i'm buying ..."
- radioactivez0r    See all 8 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light XBLA Online Co-op Patch Due October 27

Online co-op support for the Xbox Live Arcade edition of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which was once due to be in the game at launch then in a patch on September 28, should finally arrive on October 27, developer Crystal Dynamics has Tweeted.

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"Wondering if the free DLC is one of the costume packs. Still, this means I can get this for the ..."
- radioactivez0r    See all 6 comments


PlayStation Store Adds Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Handful of Demos and New DLC

Tuesday's PlayStation Store Update added Lara Croft's latest adventure and a laundry list of downloadable content for various titles and a handful of new demos.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available on the PlayStation Store for $14.99; although the famous video game heroine won't be able to bring her adventure online, for the time being. PlayStation Plus users can purchase the original PSone title, Tomb Raider, for a discounted $5.00 price-tag to celebrate Lara's new game release. The "side scrolling, real time strategy game" Swords & Soldiers has also been released, priced at $9.99. Read more »

"Played Swords & Soldiers on the Wii -- wouldn't recommend it."
- HockeyJohnston    See all 6 comments


Daily Filter: September 28, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features video showcasing the new Borderlands DLC, a launch trailer for Front Mission Evolved, a trailer for Activision's upcoming Blood Drive, a demo trailer for EA Sports MMA, an "engine" teaser for Sword of the Stars 2, a PSN and PC launch trailer for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, a launch trailer for Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, a video featuring the "seize and secure mode" in Combat Arms, footage of Naughty Bear on iPhone, a trailer and screens for the second Alan Wake DLC release, more love for Michael Jordan in NBA 2K11, and another "flythrough" of an area in Rift: Planes of Telara. Read more »

"Wonder if that Blood Drive game will be good. I miss car combat games."
- megarust32    See all 2 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Won't Launch with Online Co-op on PC and PS3

[Update: 5:00p.m.] Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director Karl Stewart told Destructoid that if all goes as scheduled, the co-op will be added to the XBLA version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light by "the end of the month."

Square Enix has yet to respond to our requests for comment regarding the timing of a PS3 and PC update to the game, post-launch. We're also investigating the validity of comments made in this post regarding the updates. Read more »

"As long as they do eventually bring online co-op it's not much of a problem. The sooner the ..."
- xessive    See all 26 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

After a meteoric rise to fame in her first two Tomb Raider games, Lara Croft's creators tarnished her reputation as the series stagnated and then turned for the worse. Developer Crystal Dynamics ultimately took over, and in their hands she has enjoyed a renaissance in Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld. But her latest outing is not a Tomb Raider game. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light puts her renewed star-power to the test in a guns-blazing action game.

Not that it strays completely from Lara's heritage; Tomb Raider games have always included ample gun play. Guardians of Light just tips the balance decidedly more to the side of shoot first and look around later. This approach brings a new perspective to Lara's action-archaeology, literally. Instead of her curvaceous posterior filling center screen, she presents a much smaller on-screen presence, the scale of everything reduced to open up the view and allow the area for her to face hordes of enemies at once. Read more »

"Review the game for the gameplay Garnett. The co-op in this is absolutely fantastic, probably ..."
- nodebug    See all 22 comments


Weekend Confirmed Episode 22

This weekend gets confirmed with a powerful show that rocks from start to finish. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Monday Night Combat, and a QuakeCon report get the party started on the right foot in Whatcha' Been Playin? Your thoughts on maturity in games and balancing difficulty with reward lead off the Warning before the question of whether it's okay to leave games unfinished finally gets discussed. Gamecom announcements alone could fill the Front Page but there's also a quick review of the July NPD sales figures and, of course, Jeff tops it off with a little excitement for Bioshock Infinite.

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"Ok.. I think I have finally heard this one time too many. The camel has climbed the ..."
- Myswordsonfire    See all 171 comments


First Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC Free for '30 Days' Upon Launch on the Xbox 360

Square Enix brings good news to those looking forward to Lara Croft's first downloadable adventure. Following word that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light would see five downloadable content releases, Square Enix revealed the first content pack will be offered for free on the Xbox 360 for the first 30 days after launch, once it is released.

Presumably the decision was made to apologize to gamers that Lara's adventure would only see online co-op added in a title update after release. The Xbox 360 timed-exclusive is set to launch tomorrow as the final title in the 2010 Summer of Arcade promotion on Xbox Live. Read more »

"Five DLC stuffs? I _was_ actually going to buy this on PSN on release, but hearing of this I'll ..."
- el0j    See all 9 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Dated for PC and PS3, DLC Detailed and Online Co-op Coming Late

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light might be an timed-exclusive for the Xbox 360, but we now know exactly when it'll hit the PlayStation Network and PC: September 28. The game will cost $15 on all platforms. The Xbox 360 version will be released on August 18.

Joystiq is reporting that while the Xbox 360 version will ship with local co-op only, but online co-op will be added to the game on September 28, the same day the game releases on PS3 and PC with online play as well. Read more »

"From the videos on XBL, this looks like pretty good value. If the demo doesn't put me off, ..."
- wedgeski    See all 5 comments


Daily Filter: July 20, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

If you thought yesterday's Daily Filter was sparse, buckle up. Today's update includes a debut trailer and screens for the recently revealed Sims 3 Expansion Late Night, a pair of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies trailers, a new video for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, a trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2 featuring the Aston Martin One-77, and a Shackvideo version of the Mega Man Universe teaser. Read more »

"Hullo ladeez, I am Dimitri eend I created Deesciples III on the computer net-works. Do you like ..."
- Rooster Cockburn    See all 5 comments





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