Lara Croft Reaches a Turning Point in the Latest Tomb Raider Trailer

The titular (ahem) hero of this iconic video game series introduced yours truly to the gloriously addiction world of 3D adventuring, so I kind of have a soft spot for the old girl. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are looking to reboot the franchise by giving players a chance to see how Lara Croft became, well, Lara Croft. The title — which is simply called “Tomb Raider” — won’t hit retail shelves until 2012, but you can sample the famed adventurer’s return to glory by investigating the embedded clip.

Here’s a quick look at the storyline:

Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.