Square Enix has released a new Survivor trailer for Tomb Raider, which gives us a glimpse of Lara’s transition from simply trying to survive being shipwrecked on an island to being the “survivor” who rescues her captured friends.
The Survivor trailer recycles much of its footage from Tomb Raider‘s previous trailers, so expect to see things like; Lara tending to the ship Captain’s injuries, a handcuffed Lara evading the island’s hostile natives, Lara killing those same hostile natives with her bow, and the exciting trip down the raging river segment that ends in an impromptu parachute ride.
Thankfully, Square Enix mixed in plenty of new gameplay footage into the trailer to make the viewing worthwhile. Specifically, there is a scene of Lara exploring and fighting enemies on an old shipwreck, a chase scene involving a crashing plane barreling towards Lara, the standard “jump from the massive explosion into a hovering helicopter” scene, and the video opens with our heroine climbing up an insanely tall radio tower high up above snow-capped mountains.
Despite the abundant use of these well-worn action scenes, I’m still very much looking forward to getting my hands on Tomb Raider next year. I’ve greatly enjoyed how Crystal Dynamics has attempted to revive the series since they took over the IP, and I have faith that they will do right with this reboot.
At least, that is what I keep telling myself in an attempt to calm my fears that this Tomb Raider will be extremely light on exploration gameplay and heavy on action quick time events.
Tomb Raider is currently set to launch on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Check out the new Survivor trailer embedded below, and drop a line in the comments section telling us what you think of Crystal Dynamics reboot efforts.