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Old 10-03-15, 22:47   #1
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Cool Nightmare in Vegas (Director's Cut) - Screenshots

I have some (seemingly) exclusive screenshots of the infamous and unreleased Nightmare in Vegas director's cut and would like to share the ones I have in my possession right now. For those who are unfamiliar with the design history of this level, I have written a transcript taken from Phil Campbell's Pop Fiction: Nude Raider extended interview and adjusted it a bit for reading pleasure:

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We decided to do a bonus fun level/secret level at the end of the game set in Las Vegas. We brought back all the famous monsters as bosses… I think the yeti and the big bird, the dinosaur and we decided it would be a good idea to have all enemies be Elvises. You know, different period Elvises. So we had the jail house rock Elvises, striped shirt. We had the Vegas Elvis in his white jumpsuit. And we did it in black and white and a little bit of gold, [they] were the only colours. And we thought we'd change Lara up a bit, so we gave her a leopard skin jumpsuit. Just the way that was designed, it had an extra ''pixel'' in the cleavage. You know, we didn’t really notice that or anything but we thought we'd give her a different look for this fun level which very few players would actually be end up getting to see. We took it down to E3 to promote it, and Core were on me like a flash. First thing they said to me was ''Take out that extra pixel'', so they knew exactly to the pixel what Lara was about. I mean, that always amazed me. Of course they said the jumpsuit made her look like Peg Bundy. So, I had to rush back to San Francisco and change everything, put the colour back in [and] change it back to one of the approved outfits.
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To my knowledge almost nothing has been shown publicly of this level, besides that one close-up of Lara, so forgive me if these actually are out there. If they aren't, I hope you enjoy them.

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Old 10-03-15, 22:48   #2
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Absolutely amazingly rare find! Well done!

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Old 10-03-15, 23:11   #3
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I kinda like Lara's outfit and the Elvis enemies concept idea, shame Core didn't. These screens do finally explain why the level is called 'Nightmare in Vegas.

Someone should recreate the outfit too.
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Old 10-03-15, 23:55   #4
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Outstanding information! I have read elsewhere in these forums (in an old thread) that the original game was meant to be in black and white. But I didn't know about the leopard suit, nor the Elvis baddies!

It's wonderful to actually see screenshots of this!

Great find, jonathanrji! Thank you so much for sharing.

I wish Core had let Phil and his Eidos team keep the game as envisioned. It would have been a really, really special treat.

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Here's that old thread, for those interested.... see post #68...

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/show...e+vegas&page=7
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Old 11-03-15, 06:37   #5
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Conceivably, this shouldn't be so hard to recreate, right?

It's such an interesting concept; shame it was canned.
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Someone could recreate this outfit as the outfit textures are in the level as room textures. You could just retexture Home Sweet Home's outfit.
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Out of curiosity... where are these screenshots from?
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Someone could recreate this outfit as the outfit textures are in the level as room textures. You could just retexture Home Sweet Home's outfit.
The might look similar, but they aren't the same:

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Wow that's amazing, I didn't know it !

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Someone could recreate this outfit as the outfit textures are in the level as room textures. You could just retexture Home Sweet Home's outfit.
And someone could change the baddies to these Elvis baddies too (with the skills of the TRLE community I'm pretty sure some could do it), and change the textures of the levels to black and white textures.
Maybe an idea of future mod for you ?

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Out of curiosity... where are these screenshots from?
Good question actually...
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Nice find on that.
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