Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Square Enix cancels survival horror tomb raider game released

As part of Tomb Raider’s 25th Anniversary, Square Enix has released three new videos detailing the canceled survival horror game Tomb Raider: Ascension.

As shown in YouTubeThe three videos focus on various factors that could have been in Ascension if the game wasn’t replaced by the franchise’s recommended 2013 restart.In First clip, The publisher is showing off various concept arts of the game where fans can see the island settings and the designs of many characters.

“After narrowing down the concept of survival stories on remote islands,” Square Enix said in a YouTube video description. “Crystal started developing what’s called Tomb Raider: Ascension internally. At some point, Ascension felt more like a horror game than the Tomb Raider title. Finally, the concept was re-2013. Evolved into the origin story told at launch, maintaining the main survival component. With a bit of supernatural horror. “

Canceled Tomb Raider Key Art: Ascension.

NS Second of three videos It seems to emphasize this well, as shown by the squares. Ascension seems to be even more inclined to the horror genre, showing off early footage. You can see Lara passing through a dark, dark area and fighting various twisted monsters.

In the 7-minute video, fans are dealing with a fair amount of content. There are also scenes where Lara is riding a horse across the island’s environment, and there are scenes that look like a rather fierce boss battle in the moonlight. According to the publisher, it was during Ascension’s work that the team “focused on telling the origin story through a survival lens,” and some of those horror elements seemed to have been put aside.

Timeless Croft Manners

NS Final video released to YouTube features Ascension’s early logo concept and some designs of box art. These are interesting at first glance, but the main highlight of the clip is that it includes an early narration piece that the publisher said was recorded to “capture the tone” of Lara’s difficult journey. Clip narration is a good way to set the Croft restart take. This distinguishes her from the character repetitions she saw earlier in the series.

“You think you know me,” Lara says in the video. “I think you’ve seen me before. A rich girl with a princess of Brit, a pretty face, a shiny gun, and a talent for gymnastics. I think you confused me with someone else. increase.”

“I’m not perfect. I’m not bulletproof. I’m having a hard time. I’m bleeding. I’m getting cold. I’m lost. I’m suspicious. I know the pain. I know the fear. Become a legend. Warrior. Hero. Raider. But first, I will be a survivor. Do you still think you know me? Think again. “

It’s not hard to see how Ascension eventually moved to the publisher’s 2013 restart, across the range of footage shown. Many of the original ideas presented couldn’t see the light of day, but the clips seem to work well in the Tomb Raider community. Throughout the comment section of the video, many fans admire the idea of ​​the horror-led Tomb Raider title, and some ask Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics to consider making the game now.

For more information on Lara and the series, check out this article detailing the latest information on Tomb Raider: Reloaded, a mobile game coming out next year based on the franchise. The latest trailer for the game is also shown below, so don’t forget to hand over the clock as well.

Jared Moore is an IGN freelance writer who remembers playing early entries in the Tomb Raider series with his parents as a kid.You can follow him twitter..