New Tomb Raider game gets multiplayer

Most of the games in the Tomb Raider series have been strictly single player affairs, but that won't be the case for the upcoming revamp of the popular game franchise. The Official Xbox Magazine has revealed it will have the first details of Tomb Raider's multiplayer modes in its next print issue, which will be made available in newsstands in early January.

The magazine's website doesn't offer any concrete details on what will be included in the multiplayer features, although the cover's description of "your fight for survival against friend and foe" would seem to suggest there will be some player-vs-player action involved.

The only other game in the Tomb Raider series that had any kind of multiplayer mode was the downloadable title Tomb Raider and the Guardian of Light in 2010. It added a co-op mode to the game's single player where one person plays as the series' main character Lara Croft while another plays as an ancient Mayan warrior called Totec.

The new Tomb Raider game, which features a young Lara Croft at the start of her adventuring career, has been in development for some time at Crystal Dynamics. Publisher Square Enix will release the game for the PC and other platforms in March 2013.

Source: OXM | Image via Future Publishing

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How can Tomb Raider be multiplayer? Who wants to play Tomb Raider and not play as Lara Croft?

Besides the style of game just doesn't fit with multiplayer. Makes no sense to me.

Skyfrog said,
Who wants to play Tomb Raider and not play as Lara Croft?

She is a cutie, isn't she? She gets more and more lifelike every new game. Even though the game style isn't really my type I still like to raid tombs with her I saw a woman in town who looked almost spitting image of this new Lara, it could have been her!

Long gone are the days of blurry pixel pushing! Now you're forgiven for thinking games play out like movies, all in HD and so lifelike, it's something my Dad marvelled at the other day, watching me play Formula 1, he thought I was WATCHING it, not playing it!

bigmehdi said,
I just don't recognize anymore the original game. They just should change the name.

Because it's a prequel origin story...

bigmehdi said,
I just don't recognize anymore the original game. They just should change the name.

called BD (like BC used to be. Before Christ)) BD= Before Death

bigmehdi said,
I just don't recognize anymore the original game. They just should change the name.

I'm hoping the finished product still has tomb exploring goodness in it... lol