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Tomb Raider: Underworld F.A.Q.

Name: Tomb Raider: Underworld

Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxes Software, Santa Cruz Games, Buzz Monkey Software, EA Mobile

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Formats: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, P.C., Nintendo DS, Wii and PlayStation 2 (which will be released some time in the New Year).

Release Date: November 18th 2008 (US), November 21st (EU), Januarary ? (PS2 only)

Length: ~12 - 20 hours.

Trailers and Gameplay Vignettes:

Teaser Trailer

Plot:

Lara discovers from a family friend that her father discovered what could possibly be the location of Thor's Hammer, a weapon used by the Norse God that has the ability to shatter mountains and kill Gods. But it may be Lara herself that brings upon the ruin of all civilization and in full knowledge of this, she heads out in search of the fabled artefact.

Characters:

Lara Croft:

The famous archaeologist-adventurer has had personal tragedies and great credit to her name. At the age of nine, her plane crashed in the Himalayas where her mother mysteriously disappeared and presumed killed after pulling out a sword in a dias. After miraculously making a ten-day trip to Kathmandu, she politely phoned her father to ask her to pick her up and afterward barely left his side. For the next six years, Lara, along with her father Richard Croft, went for archaeological site to site picking up everything she needed to know to become an archaeologist herself. When she was fifteen Richard went missing and the human remains that turned up could not be identified which saw Lara and her family put into a bitter feud as to who would inherit the Croft estates and title. Lara eventually won but has become isolated from the rest of the Croft family. Lara has found fifteen sites which have been credited with international interest but her methods have been called into question - is she just a cheap, glorified grave robber or is she an archaeological wonder-woman? Regardless, Lara never gives any interviews and chooses to give formal statements through her lawyers and she remains one of the world's most enigmatic and mysterious figures of the modern world.

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Gameplay and Game-world changes:

Lara:

  • Lara will react to the weather - rain will run down her body realistically and gradually wash away any dirt on her body as will jumping into a pool of water.
  • Lara will lip-sync realistically and have realistic facial animation.
  • As Lara runs through flora, she will cover her face as not to get hit by their leaves and branches.
  • Lara's movements are being motion-captured by Olympic gymnast Heidi Moneymaker.
  • Sprinting is back from TR3, while shooting while climbing and climbing onto poles are new features for players to get to grips with.
  • Lara can wall jump now.
The Enemies:

  • Lara will fight a Kraken in Underworld's first level which will feature a multi-staged puzzle as well.
  • Mercenaries are returning as well as black panthers.
  • Sharks are returning in Underworld.
  • Naga (acid-shooting lizards), tigers, bats and spiders will feature in Underworld.
  • Enemies will fight each other if needed. Panthers will try and take down mercenaries while the mercenaries will fight back to survive. Lara can use this to her advantage to go by unnoticed.
  • Talking about enemies, they've been replaced by bleeding versions for Underworld. Yes, blood is back Gore Raiders ; ).
The World:

  • The game will start in a burning Croft Manor before a flashback will occur to the Mediterranean Sea level.
  • It is confirmed Lara will be raiding the Mediterranean Sea and Mayan ruins in South Mexico.
  • Thailand will also be featured in the game along with Arctic areas and Croft Manor.

  • Introduced into Underworld is a realistic, dynamic weather system. Rain, thunder and lightning all exist in Lara's world.
  • A new lighting system has been introduced to give a more realistic lighting effect. Lara has more than twelve layers of skin so that different lighting will react differently to her.
  • An improved physics engine has been introduced. Footprints will be left in the mud and will gradually be washed away by rain and bodies and broken environment will remain afterward.
  • The game-world has been opened up allowing multiple ways to progress through the game.
  • All cutscenes within the game are used using the in-game engine.
  • The "Interactive Cutscenes" have been ripped out and new "Adrenaline Moments" replace them. Instead of specific button presses, time slows down and gives the player a chance to get out of harm's way in whatever way they wish and in doing so, the player retains complete control of Lara.
Movement:

  • Lara can dual-aim meaning she can aim at two targets at once and shoot at both of them at the same time.
  • Lara's combat has been upgraded allowing more melee attacks and combat is now more focused on evasive moves to allow Lara to attack the enemy without harming herself.
  • The camera system has been given an overhaul allowing the camera to give cinematic views while still allowing the player complete control of the camera. With the overhaul, Crystal Dynamics are also able to provide directional hints without making it too obvious.
Gears, Weapons and Vehicles:

  • Dual pistols and [sticky] grenades return.
  • As does the grapple.
  • Dual pistols can be fired underwater.
  • Sticky grenades, a spear gun and a tranquilizer gun have been introduced into Tomb Raider: Underworld.
  • Uzis and the Shotgun are also returning allies.
  • Lara can also use items she picks up such as poles to attack enemies.

  • Lara's motorbike will return but will be needed to complete puzzles instead of just being a means from A to B.
  • Lara will have multiple outfit changes throughout the game including a black and yellow wetsuit with scuba gear allowing for more exploration underwater. Additionally she will also have a long sleeved top and trouser outfit.
  • Lara travels with sonar equipment. When used it will send out sonar pings which reflect off surfaces and creating a 3D map of the area. It can be used underwater and above water.
  • Lara will also carry with her a camera which she will speak into and can take pictures with. Players will also have the ability to take pictures (with or without Lara in them) and upload them to the internet for other players to download.

Edited by Mike
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Tomb Raider: Underworld F.A.Q.

Name: Tomb Raider: Underworld

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Formats: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, P.C., Nintendo DS, Playstation 2 and Wii.

Release Date: December 2008

Plot:

After her previous adventure of finding the mythic Excalibur sword and after finding that her mother is in Avalon, Lara travels to Mayan ruins to discover more about their underworld, their connection to Avalon and their ancient calendar and the last five days of their calendar the call "wayeb".*

Characters:

Lara Croft:

The famous archaeologist-adventurer has had personal tradegies and great credit to her name. At the age of nine, her plane crashed in the Himalayas where her mother mysteriously disappeared and presumed killed after pulling out a sword in a dias. After miracuosly making a ten-day trip to Katmandu, she politely phned her father to ask her to pick her up and afterwards barely left his side. For the next six years, Lara, along with her father Richard Croft, went for archaeological site to site picking up everything she needed to know to become an archaeoligst herself. When she was fifteen Richard went missing and the human remains that turned up could not be identified which saw Lara and her family put into a bitter fued as to who would inherit the Croft estates and title. Lara eventually won but has become isolated from the rest of the Croft family. Lara has found fifteen sites which have been credited with internation interest but her methods have been called into question - is she just a cheap, glorified grave robber or is she an archaelogical wonder-woman? Regardless, Lara never gives any interviews and chooses to give formal statements through her lawyers and she remains one of the world's most enigmatic and mysterious figures of the modern world.

Gameplay and Game-world changes:

Lara:

  • Lara will react to the weather - rain will run down her body reastically and gradually wash away any dirt on her body as will jumping into a pool of water.
  • Lara will lip-synch realistically and have realistic facial animation.
  • As Lara runs through flora, she will cover her face as not to get hit by their leaves and branches.
The world:

  • Introduced into Underworld is a realistic, dynamic weather system. Rain, thunder and lightning all exist in Lara's world.
  • A new lighting system has been introduced to give a more realistic lighting effect. Lara has more than twelve layers of skin so that different lighting will react differently to her.
  • An improved physics engine has been introduced. Footprints will be left in the mud and will gradually be washed away by rain and bodies and broken environemtn will remain afterwards.
  • The game-world has been opened up allowing multiple ways to progess through the game.
  • All cutscenes within the game are used using the in-game engine.
Movement:

  • Lara can dual-aim meaning she can aim at two targets at once and shoot at both of them at the same time.
  • Lara's combat has been upgraded allowing more melee attacks and combat is now more focused on evasive moves to allow Lara to attack the enemy without harming herself.
Gears, Weapons and Vehicles:

  • Dual pistols and grenades return.
  • As does the grapple.
  • Lara's motorbike will return but will be needed to complete puzzles instead of just being a means from A to B.
  • Lara will have multiple outfit changes throughout the game.
*This is based on the current information we have and could change at any date.

that the best info i have heard scince finding out TR8 was coming out ^_^^_^:woho:

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That sound really, really cool! I can't wait for the game. The other day I walked into Babbage's and saw a paper with "Up-Coming games" and I think I almost fainted when I read it and remembered Underworld would be coming out fairly soon.

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Finally, an update for the game lol.

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More info from the official press release ( http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/18180/Tomb-R...-Now-to-Stores/ ) :

Beginning this holiday, fans can extend their Tomb Raider experience with two new downloadable chapters that will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360. The first new chapter, Tomb Raider: Underworld -- Beneath the Ashes, will be available in December and takes place after the Underworld story has finished and features a new environment to explore and additional secrets to unlock. The second chapter, Tomb Raider: Underworld -- Lara's Shadow, will follow in early 2009 and introduce a new playable character to the Tomb Raider experience.

Edited by jedicri

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I was just at Gamestop today and looked at upcoming releases for PS2. I saw that TR: Underworld is going to be released on 1/8/09..so its been delayed a little longer it seems, unless their information is wrong.

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