TOMB RAIDER RAPE
Copyright 2012 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ June 13th 2012 ]
from developer Crystal Dynamics on comments made
at this year's E3 and how some of them have been
taken out of context and misinterpreted. The below
statement was released earlier this evening from
studio head Darrell Gallagher.
had a great E3 with Tomb Raider and received a
fantastic public and press response, with the
game picking up numerous game of the show awards
based on the new direction taken with the franchise.
Unfortunately we were not clear in a recent E3
press interview and things have been misunderstood.
Before this gets out of hand, let me explain.
this Tomb Raider origins story our aim was to
take Lara Croft on an exploration of what makes
her the character she embodies in later Tomb Raider
games. One of the character defining moments for
Lara in the game, which has incorrectly been referred
to as an "attempted rape" scene is the content
we showed at this year's E3 and which over a million
people have now seen in our recent trailer entitled
'Crossroads'. This is where Lara is forced to
kill another human being for the first time.
particular scene, while there is a threatening
undertone in the sequence and surrounding drama,
it never goes any further than the scenes that
we have already shown publicly. Sexual assault
of any kind is categorically not a theme that
we cover in this game.
great care and pride in our work and are focused
on creating a release that will deliver meaningful
storytelling, drama, and exciting gameplay. We're
sorry this has not been better explains, we'll
certainly be more careful with what is said in