Tomb Raider 9 “A Survivor Is Born” – Trailer, Screenshots, Release Date

A new Tomb Raider game has been announced by Square Enix. The game, simply called Tomb Raider (A Survivor Is Born), will be a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise and will be relased for PC, PS3 and XBOX360.


Tomb Raider 9: A Survivor is Born

A couple months ago we reported that a new Tomb Raider game was on its way. However, at the time it was believed that the game was actually the new Tomb Raider action-adventure “Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light”. As it turns out, all the infos that were released back then were taken directly from the new Tomb Raider game! So make sure to read this

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The Young Lara:
Tomb Raider: Lara Croft Reborn

Story Background Infos

  • Lara is 21 in this game
  • It’s not only a reboot of the franchise but a reboot of the entire brand. As a result there will be no “real” Lara model this time
  • They’re doing performance capturing with this game
  • There are brutal deaths in the game this time. One is described as a deranged man stabbing Lara in the chest and then closing her eyes after she’s dead. Another includes a boulder falling on her leg to trap her before another falls and crushes her head
  • Crystal Dynamics won’t talk specifics on weapons but concept art shows a bow, shotgun and pistol
  • The lock on targeting system is gone and it now has a free aim system.

Tomb Raider 9 Screenshots & Artwork

The following artwork was released back in May 2010:

New artwork:
Tomb Raider A Survivor Is Born

Tomb Raider 9 Picture Trailer

Below you can watch a trailer with all pictures of the new Tomb Raider.

Any real gameplay trailer or CG trailer will be added here.

Tomb Raider 9 Wallpapers

Tomb Raider IX Wallpapers

Tomb Raider 9 A Survivor Is Born Wallpaper

Possible Release Date

So far no release date has been announced. However, the development started this year, so we might get a release date soonish. Possibly very late 2011 or 2012.

Possible Subtitles

So far, there are a couple subtitles we’ve come across:

  • A Survivor Is Born
  • Lara Croft Reborn

However, Square Enix only put a trademark on Tomb Raider “A Survivor Is Born”. So, we can safely assume that it will be the official title of the new Tomb Raider game.

Tomb Raider 9 or 10?

Some people say this is Tomb Raider 10 and Tomb Raider 9 was Tomb Raider: The Guardian of Light. However, if you really have to put a number after the name, it’s not 10 or X. Actually, even 9 would be inappropiate.

  • 1996 – Tomb Raider
  • 1997 – Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian
  • 1998 – Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business
  • 1998 – Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft
  • 1999 – Tomb Raider: The Golden Mask
  • 1999 – Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
  • 2000 – Tomb Raider: The Lost Artifact
  • 2000 – Tomb Raider: Times
  • 2000 – Tomb Raider: Chronicles
  • 2003 – Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
  • 2006 – Tomb Raider: Legend
  • 2007 – Tomb Raider: Anniversary
  • 2008 – Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • 2009 – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Classic Costume Pack
  • 2009 – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Wetsuit Costume Pack
  • 2009 – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes
  • 2009 – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Laras Shadow
  • 2009 – Tomb Raider: Underworld – Designer Costume Pack
  • 2010 – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • 2011/2012 – Tomb Raider IX (A Survivor is Born)

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18 Responses to Tomb Raider 9 “A Survivor Is Born” – Trailer, Screenshots, Release Date

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Fanae said:

    that doesnt even look like lara!!! she should keep her dual pistols and target lock shooting. What a downgrade! the only upgrade was the graphics!!

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kokowah said:

    Did you play the game yet? then shutup! @fanae

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Breakpoint606 said:

    I think that the new target system makes it more real and a little bit difficult. She doesn’t look like herself in other titles, but this time they tried to reset all the game history, so they needed a new Lara. More real, not a ‘sexy girl’ (however, she still looks beautiful). I hope they haven’t removed that puzzle situations, because they’re really interesting. What I expect about the game is that they have introduced more action in the fights and made it more interactive with the enviroment.
    I’m sure it’ll be at the level of Uncharted 3.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Becca said:

    This sounds bloody terrifying! I am defiantly sure it will be an 18, look at the villains/creatures/monster things. Hmm, not sure, I think I will be searching for game play before I buy. Though well done on the reality of it, I have read that the creators have changed controls and adjusted movements, so in the first few minutes of the game when you get attacked you generally don’t know what to do. Which adds a real terror to the game.
    I am going to be keeping an eye on this game.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jennifer said:

    I have always loved TR games and I am very exited about this one also!

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cassophia said:

    i am very excited of the release of this game. Being a big fan of Tomb Raider for so long, finally they made something that makes me feel like really wan to play this game even more is the enemies, graphics and of course Lara as well. I am definitely looking for to it :)

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dennis said:

    Here’s one of the wallpapers with a little more contrast and detail added.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13815633/Tomb%20Raider-A%20Survivor%20is%20Born.jpg

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Alistair said:

    They have completely changed Lara, the whole series until now has been based on the same model of Lara, she looks nothing like what she used to!

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Lizzie said:

    I am so, so excited for this game!! I know it will be completely different from the others but that just adds originality to the franchise otherwise it might get a bit same-y! But those monsters look really scary!! I really hope it comes out this year, I don’t think I will be able to wait until 2012 aha!!

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ryan said:

    I am not excited at all.
    All this talk about “multiplayer” bullshit or..”fast travel” ( wtf ) or “more emphasys on action” really has me worried this will turnj out to be some Angel of Darkness mark II.
    Yeah the graphics are good if you are shallow and only care about that.

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    john said:

    this is what i can guess is how she starts out it even says on the website shes 21 and inexperienced so u should suspect that she would look different like that the gamplay will be like most other games new game new buttons and stuff to learn and the monster things well another awesome design and look like more of a challenge graphics shouldnt matter but the really uped it this time which give us better gameplay i reckon this would be one to remember and the story will be great too im guessing if it is how lara begins or how the tomb raider is born :)

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    bobby said:

    she doesnt have the guns because this is a prequal telling us how she became a tomb raider

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Chloe said:

    I think the the game is going to be awsome cuz its showing how lara became lara. And its showing how she started out with her adventures.

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    galia said:

    i hope this game will be as the hole series of tomb raider was… Awesome!!!! and…. “lara croft and the guardian of light” is not part of the “tomb raider” series….. and Lara’s shadow is just an DLC of “underworld” right????

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rallara said:

    not so excited… tomb raider used to have T for Teen: Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence. Now when this comes out… it will definitely be an 18. Bloody terrifying… What happened? Is this what people want from a game? :((

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rich said:

    once a tomb raider fan always a tomb raider fan no matter what the gameplay its still lara, does anyone know a release date for the game cheers

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Carlos said:

    I am a collector of games, and I have quite a few old games with their original documentations, boxes, etc. Needless to say I do so not for investment values, but because of love for the games I collect, so far I have practically every Lara Croft: Tomb Raider game. If I ever seld them, it will be the complete game and documentations, not a copy. I do believe in getting the original game, and not bootlegs. It’s a personal thing. I am indeed waiting for the new Lara Croft game; however, the few games that I have refused to acquire and much less play, are the games that require online activation; why?. Because it is an insult to the buyer of the game to have to rely on a corporation to dictate to me that I have to buy a game that has no long term future at all. Promises of deactivating a game’s online activation when the company may not be around to do so is nothing but pie-in-the-sky promises. I hope this new game of Lara Croft: A survivor is born has no limitations of online activation, otherwise I am sad to say that regardless of how much I love Tomb Raider, I shall not buy it. And I ALWAYS buy 2 COPIES of every game that I love and collect for the future. Like I said, I do not believe, condone or buy any game that is a copy of another, unless its in public domain. We need to stick to our values people. Waiting with baited breath.

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Agent13 said:

    i love this game and I hope it continues forever

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