Gail Simone’s New Comic Ties Directly Into Tomb Raider Sequel
The Tomb Raider reboot was released to both critical acclaim and saw success as the most commercially successful title in the Tomb Raider franchise. It should come as no surprise that the game may see a sequel, which has just been unofficially confirmed by the writer of the official Tomb Raider comic, Gail Simone.
Simone, a veteran in the comic book industry, is penning the upcoming Tomb Raider comic, which she says ties directly into the sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot.
“In continuity, it will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead directly into the sequel,” Simone said in an interview with Kotaku at Comic-Con.
“I chose to do this series solely because I loved the game so much, so we’re definitely keeping the tone of the game. I’ve always loved the classic, cool Lara Croft, but this feels like her origin story, like we’re seeing her before she becomes the icon, and it’s very compelling to me. The storytelling in the game hooked me instantly.
“The way I see Lara now is, she’s not after treasure. She’s not really after thrills. She’s a questioner, she’s an explorer. She wants answers. It’s true that the earliest games didn’t really give deeply emotional motives to the characters, but damn, they were fun. And groundbreaking in several ways.”
Simone expressed her excitement over the project, as she gets to be a part of Lara Croft history. Simone says that unlike the isolated, claustrophobic setting of the Lara Croft game, the comic will take the character “globetrotting” and have her journey elsewhere in the world.