How can you not swim, Lara!? You are going exploring, on a large ship, for the first time in your life, and you can't swim?! You were doomed from the outset.
Although Lara is an adept swimmer in the Tomb Raider series, the upcoming reboot will apparently chronicle a time when she still needed floaties. On the upside, this was a time when she adopted Wolverine’s regeneration powers.
What exactly am I talking about, you ask? Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart recently went on Twitter to answer fans’ questions about the game. Among the responses was information about the following (click to see tweets):
The game’s length, which will reportedly clock in at a respectable 12-15 hours.
12 to 15 + depending on your play style.
Whether or not Lara can swim. Hint: she can’t. Or at least she can, potentially, but she’s unable to do so in the game. Confusing, I know.
Lara can swim, but just not in this game.
The game will most likely have a few references (and maybe Easter Eggs) to the first game.
You’ll just have to wait and see.
The story will have plenty of twists, much like my favorite drinking straw.
We love twists here at Crystal D.
A sequel is definitely on the cards if the game does well.
Why of course.
Finally, the subject of health was touched upon. Let’s just say no medkits will be found within the game.
Regenerative. No need for items.
If it actually is 12 - 15 hours, I'm good with that. I like lengthy games. The regenerative health is... eh, par for the course.