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Lara Croft might be getting some aid during her next raid

Strong, independent, yet in the end utterly alone. It ain’t easy being Lara Croft, the world-famous Tomb Raider. With Lara’s new adventure in the making at Crystal Dynamics, the pressure to exceed previous games is very much on. But Lara is only one woman and has her limits. That’s why – according to an alleged script – the British heroine might get some help from like-minded individuals.

According to Sacred Symbols – who are hiding their treasures safely behind a paywall – the next Tomb Raider is ready to step things up. Allegedly, Lara Croft will no longer be the semi-experienced “rookie” the next time we see her. Instead, Lara – now in her mid-30s and apparently also attracted to other women – leaves the days of legacy matters and familial reckoning behind. It’s time for the grownups to start making paper, which might require Lara to take on more than she can chew alone.

“Lara Croft is now at the top of her game. Gone are the days of the young, inexperienced women dealing with matters of legacy and familial reckoning.

“Lara has let go of her childhood and fully embraced the life of an adventurer… her legendary career has been lauded and printed in tabloids, tall tales of adventure that have inspired a new generation of tomb raiders to seek their fortunes in the world.

“With this new phase of her life, Lara fully accepts her place among the ruins. For many years Lara plunged into the depths of forgotten places, played cat and mouse with many nefarious opponents, and worked to uncover, preserve, and protect the lost secrets of the world, less they fall into the wrong hands.”

Lara Croft

“As the years have passed, Lara has become lonely at the top. The beginning of this next chapter presents Lara with a quintessentially adult problem: facing something too big to handle alone.

On this new adventure, Lara will encounter a challenge she can only overcome with a team at her side. Collaboration is foreign to her: she’s always succeeded alone, so in this situation, she’s a fish out of water.”

Wow, how exciting! Can’t wait to experience it all first-hand. Unfortunately, that first-hand experience won’t come anytime soon, as Crystal Dynamics was quick to temper the fans’ expectations.