Two weeks ago we found out about the next Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Underworld. This month, PLAY magazine managed to score an exclusive preview of the game.
Tomb Raider: Underworld is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and will be released in 2008 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
According to PLAY, "Lara's adventure takes place after the events of Tomb Raider Legend. Her adventure will be a thrill ride for anyone new to the franchise. The emphasis is on bringing Lara's world to life, a lush, vast interactive world that reacts and remembers. It's pure woman versus wild."
"In the level where Lara explores Southern Mexico, she leaves footprints in the mud, but it's raining so they wash away. The bodies she leaves behind in combat encounters will stay, however, as will the debris from any destruction she causes."
Crystal Dynamics have also given Lara full motion capture to bring a more natural fluidity to her movements, with proper weight and secondary motion." Moreover, when Lara kneels on a muddy outcrop, only her knee will be covered in dirt and this will gradually dissipate as she continues on her journey.