Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Summary
Lara goes isometric and raids Tombs in this downloadable game that isn’t called Tomb Raider. (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
Major Nelson has revealed the upcoming downloadable content from the 10th April through to the 22nd April. The biggest highlight includes the second major expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Uprising.
Tomb Raider's Crystal Dynamics enjoyed their time creating the off-shoot 'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light', but it appears to have been a one-time thing. It was a "great opportunity to explore things".
However, Crystal has just re-established Lara Croft in their reboot which launched yesterday. It's this Lara that they'll be focusing on moving forward after this "brief detour into her origins".
Square Enix has added Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to their cloud gaming service CoreOnline, meaning the action platformer is now free-to-play, joining Hitman.
It's the "perfect mix of pick-up-and-play and challenging single player", says Square Enix. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light explores the British icon outside the Tomb Raider series.
The upcoming content for Xbox Live Marketplace is light, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. Aside from the two Summer of Arcade titles coming in the next two weeks, Wreckateer and Deadlight, there are half-off savings on Lara Croft: Guardian of Light and Tomb Raider Underworld downloadable content.
Square Enix's house of all things Lara Croft - Crystal Dynamics - has been joined by God of War director Cory Barlog. He'll be involved in a new Tomb Raider project in San Francisco.
There's also a "yet to be announced new title." Barlog was writer/director for God of War 2 and creative director for Chains of Olympus, and steered Ghost of Sparta's narrative.