Crystal Dynamics, the development studio behind the reboot of Tomb Raider, has already shown us how gritty and violent Lara’s survival adventure will be. So I think it’s safe to say it came to no one’s surprise that the ESRB’s recent rating of the upcoming Tomb Raider would be an M for Mature rating. Along with the rating though was a summary that explained the M rating, which included new details about the story of the game.
You can read the entire rating summary by clicking here, BUT before you do, be warned that some details may be a bit spoiler-ish.
While the single-player portion of Tomb Raider has now been seen pretty extensively, we’ve only gotten details of the multiplayer, which is being developed by Eidos Montreal, the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution. We finally get to see the multiplayer in action in Episode 4 of “The Final Hours Of Tomb Raider”, a video series hosted by Zachary Levi giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tomb Raider.
Taking a look at the gameplay footage myself, you can apparently climb the terrain around you to gain an advantage on other players wandering about, as well as set traps around the maps for your friends to catch your friends off guard. One such example I saw was disguising a bomb as an ammo container that sent an unsuspecting player flying when they approached it.
All in all, Tomb Raider looks to be a great experience for the first half of the new year. It will be released on March 5th for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.