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Tomb Raider details leak via ESRB rating

on 8 January 2013

A few new scraps of info on the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot have surfaced via the game’s rating on the ESRB website.

The ratings body slapped an M (Mature) certificate on the adventure title, giving mention to demonic lairs and soldiers, bad language and seems to indicate that quick-time events will feature prominently in the game.

See below for the full scoop.

This is an action game in which players assume the role of a young explorer named Lara Croft who investigates a mystery surrounding an ancient queen. As Lara, players explore caves and ruins, and use arrows, firearms (e.g., pistols, shotguns, machine guns), and bladed weapons to battle wild animals, human enemies, and demonic soldiers. During several sequences, Lara is depicted getting stabbed, beaten, strangled, or shot by enemies; these close-up deaths occur as fail scenarios, usually when players miss certain action cues. A handful of cutscenes also depict enemy characters shot at close range. Large blood-splatter effects occur when characters are hit; one level depicts a demonic lair covered in dismembered human corpses--scattered limbs and pools of blood are prominent. The words "f**k" and "sh*t" can be heard in the dialogue.”

Tomb Raider is due out in March 2013 and sees heroine Lara Croft stranded on a mysterious island after the ship she was travelling on founders. The game reboots the classic franchise which has been going since 1996, depicting a younger, more vulnerable Croft as she fights for survival against the island’s hostile inhabitants.

Stay tuned for our review here at PSU.com in early March.