We May Have Seen The Last Of The Flesh & Blood 'Lara Croft'S

Tomb Raider is starting anew with the next grand Lara Croft adventure, revealed earlier today on the cover of Game Informer magazine. Tomb Raider's reboot, an open world origin story, may also signify another serious change for the franchise.

According to details from the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, via NeoGAF, the new Tomb Raider starring a 21-year-old Lara will be a total "brand" reboot. One aspect of the brand affected by that may be the flesh and blood spokesmodels hired to shill the latest, greatest Tomb Raider game. Seems that particular tactic will become a Tomb Raider artifact, with no more "real" Lara Croft models employed to promote Eidos' 15-year-old series.

While that may be sad news for the aspiring Lara lookalikes of the modeling world, its doubtful too many gamer tears will be shed over the loss of Eidos' T&A tactics. Or am I wrong? Any tears, Kotaku readers?

Tomb Raider Game Informer info [NeoGAF]