Today, Square Enix has officially announced that Guardian of Light is in development within the Crystal Dynamics studio. The team at CD has said that this title will be different from what gamers may be expecting and that you can expect this one to be a digital download opposed to a full disc-based release. Fortunately, a download-only title in this franchise may do it a little good. That way, they don’t have to worry about a full blown out production and can focus on making a very solid 6-8 hour representation of what the franchise used to deliver.
“This is a really exciting project for Crystal Dynamics, we have created something completely new and very different to what people might be expecting,” said Darrell Gallagher, Crystal Dynamics boss.
“Lara Croft is such an iconic character in videogames, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light we have created what we believe is a truly original digital experience.”
That is correct – you did just read the name “Lara Croft” in that quote from Gallagher. So, the obvious next question is “Why isn’t ‘Tomb Raider’ in the title of the game?” We don’t know and apparently Square Enix isn’t willing to let people know either.
We’ll be keeping a definite close eye on this one as it may be the reboot the franchise needs to return to its former glory. Maybe this one is the death of Lara Croft and new heroine is expected to stand up and take her iconic place? Your guess is as good as ours on this one.