SHINY NEW UNDERWORLD
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[ July 4th 2008 ]
has dispatched five new pieces of conceptual artwork
by artist Joel Boucquemont showcasing Tomb
Raider Underworld. Tomb Raider Underworld
is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and will
be released on all major platforms November 2008.
courts a slew of new features including a brand
new Next-Gen engine which uses a hybrid lighting
model to combine dynamic lights with carefully
created light maps, making Lara's world look stunning,
alive and immersive.
gymnast Heidi Moneymaker is providing the motion
capture for a more fluidic Lara
Croft, with much of the animations being crafted
into Tomb Raider Underworld by hand.
Raider Underworld pits Lara Croft in Southern
Mexico where she must unravel the mystery surrounding
the five missing days of the Mayan calendar, an
apocalyptic time when the portals between the
mortal realm and the Underworld dissolve, allowing
ill-intending deities to causing disaster and
Raider Underworld Conceptual Artwork