Sq. Enix Releases Footage From Cancelled Lara Croft Horror Recreation Tomb Raider Ascension

Sq. Enix has launched footage from its canceled horror Tomb Raider sport, Tomb Raider: Ascension. 

The corporate launched the footage as a part of its twenty fifth Anniversary celebrations and within the roughly seven minutes of footage, we see a greyed-out character mannequin that’s clearly Lara Croft traversing by way of darkish caves, marshes, spooky homes, and extra, as reported by Video Video games Chronicle. The footage may be very clearly prototype footage from early within the sport’s growth, however it’s an interesting take a look at what video games can turn into over time. Working example, Ascension would later turn into the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. 

“Take a look at footage from Tomb Raider: Ascension, which took Tomb Raider deep into survival horror territory in the course of the exploratory phases of what would ultimately turn into the 2013 reboot,” Sq. Enix writes within the footage’s description. “It was by way of Ascension that the staff honed in on telling an origin story by way of the lens of survival.” 

One notably scary-looking scene options Lara Croft in what seems to be a mansion of types (maybe the Croft mansion scene all through the rebooted franchise), burning tall and lanky monstrous enemies with a flame thrower earlier than stabbing them to dying with a pickaxe. 

We additionally get a take a look at some extra open-world-ish components that function Lara Croft driving a horse alongside a cliffside whereas working away from a large or ogre of types. Elsewhere within the video, Lara Croft fights a boss that appears extra at residence in a FromSoftware sport than it does within the rebooted Tomb Raider video games. It pops out and in of the bottom, utilizing its branch-like tendrils to strike on the player-controlled Lara Croft. 

Two different Ascension movies had been launched and one in all them is targeted extra closely on idea artwork for the now-canceled survival horror sport. In it, Lara Croft seems way more animated than the extra realistic-looking reboot we acquired in 2013 and its sequels. We additionally get a clearer take a look at a few of the monsters Lara Croft would have fought and the areas she would have visited. 

The latest video launched is known as “Tomb Raider (2013) Improvement: Ascension Branding” and it’s a more in-depth take a look at the branding that possible would have been connected to Ascenion’s advertising. It highlights doable field artwork layouts, “early exploratory” voiceover, and extra. 

VGC factors out that Ascension was first revealed in Sq. Enix’s digital Tomb Raider: The Remaining Hours guide and that in it, the extra survival-horror tackle Tomb Raider was scrapped when Crystal Dynamics started to doubt its potential. The guide describes a staff assembly the place Crystal Dynamics requested themselves if Ascension can be pretty much as good as Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum sport. When no person mentioned it will be pretty much as good, the staff determined to maneuver off of Ascension and onto what we now know because the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. 

Take a look at the movies above for your self after which take a look at our ideas on that 2013 reboot in Recreation Informer’s Tomb Raider assessment. Learn our ideas on its sequels in Recreation Informer’s Rise of the Tomb Raider assessment and Recreation Informer’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider assessment after that. 

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