It’s a trend you’ve seen in a ton of movies till date, and now a full-fledged reboot of the Tomb Raider series is incoming in the form of an "origins" story. Forget about the Lara Croft you’ve seen and thought about on those lonely nights; this one is “younger and inexperienced” but that doesn’t mean she isn’t smoking hot.
According to US video game magazine, Game Informer (who by the way are the guys getting the exclusive reveal this month), this reboot is one born out of necessity and not choice. In it Lara Croft finds herself ship-wrecked on a desolate island where she must use every trick in the book to survive. Rumors circulating the net a while back suggested that the game may play out in the vein of an Assassin’s Creed with a huge emphasis on free-roaming, which we’re sure will tie into the platforming segments. Furthermore, there were whispers around the water-cooler that the game would in fact have certain shades of "survival horror" as well.
Of course, these are all speculations that should be put to rest once the latest issue of Game Informer hits stands by the 11th of December 2010.