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Friday, August 18, 2000
 
Preview of Next Tomb Raider
3:19 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameSpot has put together a premilinary preview of the fifth installment in the Tomb Raider series, currently called Tomb Raider: Chronicles. This looks to be the last in the traditional series of games starring Lara Croft -- although we have heard that before -- and will again be more evolutionary than revolutionary. Lara should have a few impressive new moves and the game will use a slightly tweaked version of the TR:4 graphics engine. Here's a clip from the preview:

Lara is now capable of performing several new moves, including tightrope walking, parallel-bar swinging, and melee fighting. The first of these techniques is noteworthy because you'll have to constantly maintain Lara's balance as she slowly makes her way across a narrow ledge or rope. She'll teeter from one side to the other, which forces you to constantly adjust by moving the directional arrows in the opposite direction without causing her to lose her balance.
Further down the road, the Core team is looking to use a different approach for their games after Chronicles. Tentatively titled Tomb Raider: The Next Generation, this future title will be episodic, with levels being released every few weeks to advance the storyline. An interesting concept, though only time will tell if gamers will buy into the concept.


Aspyr Media and Westlake Interactive have brought the past Tomb Raider titles to the Mac, so we're fairly confident Chronicles will make it as well. Generally, Core and Eidos wait until the PC codebase is solidified before allowing work on a Mac port. We'll keep you posted if anything official about Chronicles is announced for the Mac.

Aspyr Media Web Site
GameSpot Tomb Raider:Chronicles Preview


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