Copyright 2001 Source: IGN

[ June 5th 2001 ]

Core Designs intrepid British aristocrat Lara Croft is set for a second hand-held installment as Tomb Raider returns to the Gameboy Color, according to this report from IGN @ E3:

Lara Croft showed her stuff for the most impressive Game Boy Color titles of the last year, and now she's making a second showing. No word yet on whether she'll strut on to GBA anytime soon, but the next Tomb Raider is on its way for Game Boy Color in a fully revamped sequel. As good as the Prince of Persia-alike was last year, there are differences between the last GBC Tomb Raider and the latest, called Tomb Raider: Curse of The Sword. This latest Tomb Raider gets out of the tombs, with Lara venturing into cities and evading human pursuers, more akin to her more recent adventures.

There are still underground relic hunts, but some of the more exciting and action-packed scenes will have her battling armed humans. More exciting also means more graphic effects - the new game features nice scrolling background planes, such as a scene on a train with moving scenery viewed through the windows. No indication yet whether the controls have changed, but it looks to be basically the same game engine and character set. The game is being published by Activision this time instead of THQ, but it looks to be the same development team. The game wasn't playable on the floor, but look for more about Tomb Raider GBC 2 hands-on before its release sometime this Fall.

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