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You Won’t Have to “Drink Your Own Pee to Stay Alive” in Tomb Raider

July 7, 2012 Written by Zak Islam

Crystal Dynamics has said its Tomb Raider reboot is an “action-survival” title, meaning players won’t have to drink their “own pee to stay alive”.

While there’s certainly an emphasis on the survival side for Lara, global brand manager Karl Stewart explained to IncGamers that the title won’t take things too far in terms of survival:

When we talk about survival we don’t want to get too close to the idea that we’re a simulation. This isn’t a game where you’ve got to drink your own pee to stay alive, it’s more about the struggles she goes through from the minute she regains consciousness on the island.

We’re still an action-adventure game and we want to be able to say that this is an “action-survival” game; Lara is having to explore and fight but she’s also having to salvage what she can. Further into the game she’s having to use certain equipment in a specific way that is in essence survival, but we keep things in the macro, rather than the micro.

Tomb Raider is currently scheduled for a worldwide release on March 5th, 2013.