Square Enix is celebrating the 25 anniversary of Tomb Raider with different actions and one of those actions was to discover the development of Tomb Raider: Ascension. The game proposed a u-turn in the series with a survival horror treatment.

Ascension was inspired in Resident Evil, Shadow of the Colossus, and even Ico for the treatment of some aspects. This project was canceled, but part of the work was the origin of the Tomb Raider reboot launched in 2013.

Tomb Raider: Ascension Gameplay:

Tomb Raider: Ascension Arts & Concepts:

Thanks, Square Enix.