into wealth, Lara
Croft spent her formative years
in a posh boarding school, where she
thrived in physical activities and
became fascinated with history, artefacts
and ancient civilisations.
a life changing experience in the
Himalayas following a plane crash,
Lara decided to devote her life to
the pursuit of adventure and relic
Croft is a world traveller, adventurer
and archaeologist who seeks out relics
and tombs, fuelled by an obsession
to uncover secrets of the great ancient
civilisations. She is a superb athlete,
fluent in a dozen languages, and will
stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Gard, creator of Tomb
Croft and lead designer at Crystal
Dynamics, comments on Lara's new
model as "...a natural evolution.
We're now using close to 10,000 polygons,
so we're able to make her look much
more realistic. She even gets wet
when she goes into water, and she
gets dirty if she rolls around in
filthy tombs long enough.
now responds more realistically to
her surroundings. If she is wet she
will try and shake the water out of
her hair and clothes. If she is cold,
she may shiver. She also sports a
collar bone, tendons, muscles, reactive
eyes and emotional facial expressions."
will also speak with accurate lip-synch.
Advanced techniques on the Xbox 360
and PC - such as normal mapping -
will add realistic imperfections to
will have a few costume changes throughout
Raider Legend which Toby Gard
has stated will not only reflect the
environment she is raiding but also
her fashionable style.
standard expedition gear consists
of the classic T-shirt and shorts
combo. It's highly comfortable and
practical for most situations and
environments. It is made from high
quality materials which are durable
enough to withstand harsh conditions.
She will also sport Winter apparel.
Croft's search for a South American
relic changes course dramatically
when she meets a dangerous figure
from her past, and she finds herself
in a race to recover one of history's
most famous artifacts.
is intent on keeping the plot of Tomb
Raider Legend under tight wraps.
What we do know is that the game will
delve much deeper into Lara's past
than any previous episode. During
this journey, Crystal
Dynamics have said we will find
out exactly why Lara Croft became
Previous | Index