Strengthening its similarities to The Last of Us, the forthcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider – which will deploy on the PlayStation 4 next year – can be played non-lethally. You may remember the Gamescom 2015 demo, which showed protagonist Lara Croft brutally eviscerating a slew of guards. Well, embedded below you'll find the exact same sequence – minus the bloodshed.

It's a good demonstration of the game's versatility – even if the espionage action is pretty by-the-numbers bottle tossing stuff. "We've built our combat to offer as many choices as possible, and in this case, it's possible for Lara to make her way through the area with zero kills," explained creative director Noah Hughes. It's nice to know that the buxom British beauty isn't a complete maniac, eh?

[source youtube.com]