Crystal Dynamics has restored and released design documents by Core Design from 1995 that includes early storyboards and character sketches. The reveal was made on the official Tomb Raider blog as part of Tomb Raider 25, a celebration of 25 years of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider.

"The document details gameplay mechanics, narrative, and even includes a forward from Lara Cruz – not yet Lara Croft. A second script treatment also included details of Lara facing off against her nemesis Karl Larsen."

"The document we uncovered was a low-quality photocopy of the original design doc, so we commissioned the super talented Kameliya Minkova - a professional concept artist and active member of our community – to clean up the illustrations and notes for us!"

Hop on over to the official Tomb Raider blog to collect the spoils or download the restored Core Design Tomb Raider design document from our Tomb Raider 25 Asset Tracker.

Original Core Design Tomb Raider Design Document