Do you like some reading with your gaming? DK Publishing sure hopes so, as they’re releasing Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals in October 2014.
The game continues the story introduced in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, and it’s written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent. Abnett has worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book franchise and the upcoming game Shadow of Mordor. Vincent has worked as a ghostwriter, and she usually partners with Abnett.
A short sypnosis was also released:
Haunted by what she was forced to endure in order to survive her first adventure, Lara Croft wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her. Her modest wish shatters as she’s plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose. Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help Sam. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai.
I’ve got to say, I’m not a fan of Sam, again, being a “damsel in distress”.
Novelizations of games, as well as original novels that take place in their world, are nothing new. Halo’s Fall of Reach is a highlight (and to be honest, the only one that is usually brought up in these discussions.)
Will you get Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals? Have you bought any books based on games?