Lara doesn’t look so helpless in these new Tomb Raider screenshots

A few months ago there was a big debacle when Tomb Raider executive producer Ron Rosenberg described a moment in a trailer as attempted rape, adding that Lara Croft's vulnerabilities would make gamers want to "protect" her. Developer Crystal Dynamics immediately set out to clarify the statements, but the damage was already done. 

Of course, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and Crystal Dynamics has released a batch of screenshots showing protagonist Lara Croft kicking some major ass. Any thought you once had of Lara needing your "manly protection" will quickly vanish when you see these new images. 

In a change of tone, the action shots paint Lara in a totally different light. Rather than the helpless victim being hunted, Lara seems to have become the hunter and appears to be on the attack against some of the mercenaries on the island where she and her crewmates were shipwrecked.