TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD
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[ December 13th 2007 ]
magazine has scored an exclusive unveiling
Raider Underworld, Lara
Croft's third adventure under the aegis of
U.S. developer Crystal
Dynamics. The issue features a world-exclusive
including screenshots and an interview with Eric
Lindstrom and can be purchased
online and downloaded right now.
to PLAY, "Lara's adventure takes place after
the events of Tomb
Raider Legend. Her adventure will be a thrill
ride for anyone new to the franchise. The emphasis
is on bringing Lara's world to life, a lush, vast
interactive world that reacts and remembers. It's
pure woman versus wild."
on one of Lara's locations, PLAY says, "In
the level where Lara explores Southern Mexico,
she leaves footprints in the mud, but it's raining
so they wash away. The bodies she leaves behind
in combat encounters will stay, however, as will
the debris from any destruction she causes."
immersive and epic environment and weather system,
Eric Lindstrom says, "we developed a hybrid lighting
model that combines dynamic lights with carefully
created light maps to make our world look stunning
in ways that none of the available methods could
Dynamics have also given Lara full motion capture
"to bring a more natural fluidity to her movements,
with proper weight and secondary motion." Moreover,
when Lara kneels on a muddy outcrop, only her
knee will be covered in dirt and this will gradually
dissipate as she continues on her journey.
has been tentatively pencilled in for a 2008 release
and is expected to court Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and
Windows PC. Stay tuned for more info and be sure
to check out our Tomb
Raider Underworld microsite.