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New Tomb Raider Underworld gameplay details

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The information about the latest Tomb Raider title is rolling abound. It seems that each week brings new light about Eidos’ new game. Now we are able to bring you even more information of the title that many of you all should find insightful.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, the games time frame will take place right after the events of Tomb Raider: Legends and will feature new animations created specifically for Lara Croft.

These details come from the latest issue of Play magazine in which it reveals that, "Her adventure will be a thrill ride for anyone new to the franchise. The emphasis is on bringing Lara's world to life, a lush, vast interactive world that reacts and remembers. It's pure woman versus wild. In the level where Lara explores Southern Mexico, she leaves footprints in the mud, but it's raining so they wash away. The bodies she leaves behind in combat encounters will stay, however, as will the debris from any destruction she causes."

Furthermore, the weather system and environmental textures will play a huge role in the game, as Eric Lindstrom from the Crystal Dynamics team comments, "we developed a hybrid lighting model that combines dynamic lights with carefully created light maps to make our world look stunning in ways that none of the available methods could achieve alone."

Currently, Tomb Raider Underworld is listed for a 2008 release (crosses fingers) but anything can happen between now and then. In the next coming months, more details about Underworld will surface up as development heats up further.