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Tomb Raider 'Turning Point' Trailer

A few months ago, we saw an injured Lara Croft make her way to the cover of Game Informer. A new cinematic trailer for E3 reveals exactly how she got that way.

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A few months ago, we saw an injured Lara Croft make her way to the cover of Game Informer. According to Square Enix PR, the Tomb Raider reboot tells a story about a "frightened young woman" that transforms into a "hardened survivor." But how does that adventure begin?

Square Enix's CG team has whipped up a fancy cinematic trailer for E3 that shows how Lara Croft crash-lands into the setting for her upcoming adventure. The darker tone reminds us that this is an untested and inexperienced Lara, one that isn't as ready to whip wisecracking remarks so easily. The tonal difference is immediately apparent, but how does it translate into gameplay? We'll be looking for answers at the E3 Expo next week.

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    June 3, 2011 8:45 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Tomb Raider 'Turning Point' Trailer.

    A few months ago, we saw an injured Lara Croft make her way to the cover of Game Informer. A new cinematic trailer for E3 reveals exactly how she got that way.

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      June 3, 2011 9:17 AM

      It's good to see they're working back to Lara's early years. Although a part of me wonders whether they'll do the same and push forwards, - Croft in her forties would be awesome to see too *insert inappropriate joke and comments here*. With so many games fixated on young whipper-snapper lead characters, we need a few more aged, considered heroes.

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      June 3, 2011 9:50 AM

      This actually seems pretty cool, having a "Castaway" theme to it.

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      June 3, 2011 9:51 AM

      Need more 'Lara Croft, cheerleader' and 'Lara Croft, bi-curious co-ed' trailers.

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      June 3, 2011 9:52 AM

      I've always liked the TR games, I thought finally they were getting back on track with Underworld which Ipersonally loved and now this reboot actually looks really good too...well the premise anyways. Lets see some gameplay

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      June 3, 2011 9:53 AM

      Definitely looking forward to this... shame it's not out for over a year!

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      June 3, 2011 9:53 AM

      Wonderful trailer. Now let's see the game in action. Fingers crossed.

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      June 3, 2011 10:42 AM

      Yeah, looks good. I like what they are going for with this game... and they got the hotness factor dialed in with Lara... she looks really good.

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        June 3, 2011 12:56 PM

        Yes, but will the boob simulations hold up?

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      June 3, 2011 2:42 PM

      Fall 2012?!? Damn that's a long wait :(

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      June 3, 2011 4:43 PM

      SO SEXY!

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      June 3, 2011 4:56 PM

      unphhh

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      June 4, 2011 8:23 AM

      man, i dun think ive played a tomb raider game since 2. this actually has me kinda giddy!

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      June 4, 2011 10:17 AM

      I like the concept and style.

      Guess we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.

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      June 5, 2011 4:10 AM

      Hm seriously missing the "Mature content" I've been warned about by the age gate.

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      June 5, 2011 7:20 AM

      like how some guy pulled her out of the hatch then disappeared

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        June 8, 2011 12:38 PM

        I like how you're closed minded as to how she said to find something to keep going. the guy pulling her out was her finding a reason to keep going.

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      June 5, 2011 8:14 AM

      Everything is not always better rebooted and with grit applied. Sure, it worked for Batman Begins/The Dark Knight. And Batman Arkham Asylum. And Battlestar Galactica.

      But it didn't work for Enterprise, Stargate Universe, Caprica (MOAR GRIT! MOAR GRIT!), Doom 3, Bulletstorm, GRAW2, etc, etc...

      People are sick of it now. It's old news. We're back to whimsically period pieces again. Keep up, already.

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        June 5, 2011 8:42 PM

        I couldn't stand Stargate: Atlantis, but I loved SGU. It was like the good seasons of BSG before they went overboard with the mystical crap.