I’ve been looking forward to the new Tomb Raider game because it looks to humanize it’s protagonist, Lara Croft. In previous games the famed archaeologist has tended toward a sort of ultra-sexed femme fatale, but it’s looking like the newest incarnation will be a bit more human. The set of screenshots released today show a Lara Croft I hadn’t seen before. She looks scared, even vulnerable, which is a far cry from the confident, wise-cracking Lara Croft I knew.

The idea of a humanized Lara Croft opens up some great storytelling options where a scared girl has to grow into a hardened survivor, though it’s a real shame that the devs are going to rely on the tired clich√© of sexual assault to get that story going.¬†Whether the game lives up to those possibilities remains to be seen, but in the mean time be sure to check out the screenshots below.