Lara's Shadow, the next installment in Tomb Raider: Underworld features a protagonist that stands alongside Lara like Venom to Spider-man.
The upcoming DLS shifts perspective to let you play as Lara's doppelganger, seen at the end of Underworld, who...well, let's not release any spoilers just yet. Let's just say that she describes herself as Lara "with all the flaws removed." And removes one of them permanently.
Ron Rosenberg, senior producer on both episodes has said, "We developed new gameplay mechanics to support her superhuman strength and agility that make the experience different than any other Tomb Raider game. It's a rush to play."
Little is known about this deadly doppelganger. Could it even be the one spotted in the original Tomb Raider? All we know is that it is described to be like Venom to Spider-man: "...a dark and deadly double of Lara with incredible powers and instructions to end the Croft lineage once and for all."
Beneath the Ashes is out tomorrow; Lara's Shadow is due on March 10 on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. We PC owners just have to nip 'round to our console playing friends.