A Tomb Raider fan is remaking the original game in 2D, and it’s everything you want it to be.
When the original Tomb Raider was released back in 1996, it was revolutionary in many ways. It featured a strong female lead, which was virtually unheard of in those days, and while it wasn’t the first fully 3D game, it was the first to combine exploration and puzzle-solving with full-on action in a variety of realistic 3D environments. . Still, have you ever wondered what Tomb Raider would look like if developer Core Design had opted for a 2D approach? Well, wonder no more.
Tomb Raider fan Delca is remaking Lara’s original adventure in 2D. They shared a short video of the project on Twitter, and it looks just awesome. The footage shows the Tomb Raider level of training, which takes place in Lara’s luxurious abode, Croft Manor. The iconic adventurer and her entourage are taken directly from the first game, she even has Lara’s original dialogue, but here we see the action from a side perspective, and her movements are limited to back and forth.
Has anyone ever wanted to play a 2D remake of the original Tomb Raider? Well I’m making one 😺 #TombRaider #TRLE pic.twitter.com/jhv6BZf070August 29, 2022
Those crates cluttering the main hall haven’t moved yet (it’s been over a quarter of a century, maybe you should call those delivery guys back, eh Lara?), so the famed treasure hunter must sail on them with a series of jumps. We also see the ballroom, which has been converted into a personal gym, and our tour ends with a short dip in the pool. Aside from the short video, there’s little information on this 2D remake of Tomb Raider, but we’re excited to see how Delca tackles the rest of Lara’s adventure, in particular her encounter with the mighty T-Rex.
If you’re a fan of Lara’s more modern excursions, be sure to head over to the Epic Games Store later this week, where you can pick up Shadow of the Tomb Raider for free. Earlier this year, Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics along with Eidos-Montreal, the studio behind Deus Ex, and Square Enix Montreal, best known for the brilliant GO series, was sold to the Embracer group for a whopping $300 million. of dollars. A new Tomb Raider game is currently in the works. We don’t know much about it yet other than that it will be powered by Unreal Engine 5, but writer Rhianna Pratchett, who penned the Tomb Raider reboot and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, hopes Lara’s new adventure doesn’t focus on his father’s problems.
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