Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise has completed development and is ready for replication and manufuacturing, according to an announcement made Thursday via the video game’s official Facebook page. Tomb Raider “going gold” ensures that the game will indeed meet its expected March 5 release date.
“We’ve put everything into this game, and I’m certain we’ve created something that explores Tomb Raider’s history while pushing the limits in interactive storytelling and design” said Studio Head Darrell Gallagher via Facebook. The reboot promises to be an exciting look into Lara Croft’s background, pre-butler and mansion. The Croft of the Tomb Raider games dating back to the 1990s is a confident and wealthy adventurer with a skill for adventure and a passion for danger. In the reboot, we are introduced to a young Croft who quickly learns that trusting her instincts is a must if she is to survive.
The latest addition to the franchise will take gamers on an “emotional journey” according to an online interview of Tomb Raider’s Global Brand Director, Karl Stewart, posted on gametrailers.com. “Hopefully, by the time you finish the game you will feel like it’s a Tomb Raider game at its heart but with a fresh tint on top of it,” said Stewart.
“And now it’s time to get the game into your hands. We sincerely hope you enjoy it. We think you will, We are immensely proud of this game,” said Gallagher. Tomb Raider will be released for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.