E3: Lara Croft Returns Soon
Okay, so before you get all disappointed, let me just inform you that we are NOT talking about a sequel to Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider from last year here. You see, a few years back, the Tomb Raider franchise was pretty much dead. After so many lazy, half-assed sequels, people had no interest in the busty lady with the guns and uh, the bust, and the... the guns... You get the deal. Three years before last year's excellent reboot to the main Tomb Raider franchise, Crystal Dynamics made a spin-off, a top down cooperative shooter/puzzler type thing. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was pretty damn fun, with great looking environments, clever puzzles and satisfying combat controls.
Now, the sequel to the spinoff has been announced. The Temple Of Osiris, as shown in the announcement trailer above, looks to go the "bigger and better in every way"-route while staying faithful to the core concepts of the game. You'll still be fighting ancient monsters and solving puzzles, only this time you'll be accompanied by up to three other players. Supposedly, both the game's combat and puzzles will change depending on how many players you are. Some competitive elements are also present, in that only one player can take each pickup you find. You'll want to get to the rare loot first, and you can use your bombs and other things to delay your friends temporarily so that you can catch up and snatch the mighty assault rifle or powerful ancient amulet right before everyone else.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is set to release "soon", which likely means sometime during this summer. You'll be able to get some more information and see some actual footage if you check out the video from E3 below.