Shadow of the Tomb Raider Delivers Lara Croft’s Defining Moment Of Her Origin Story

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 15, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Delivers Lara Croft’s Defining Moment Of Her Origin Story

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 15, 2018

Square Enix has announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The defining moment of Lara Croft’s origin story will finally be revealed when the game launches on September 14th worldwide.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, which began in 2013 with Tomb Raider and continued in 2015 with Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Square Enix also revealed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will launch on all platforms “simultaneously,” so don’t expect an Xbox exclusivity period as we saw with Rise of the Tomb Raider when it launched in November 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 before following on PC in January 2016 and PS4 in October 2016. Fans who wish to check out Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One can find it available on Xbox Game Pass.

In a press release shared by Square Enix, the publisher confirmed it will be available on Xbox One X with enhancements. If it’s anything like Rise of the Tomb Raider, fans can look forward to 4K Ultra HD and HDR support with enhanced graphical details as well as a 60fps mode.

You can find the official cinematic teaser trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider below, which features a heavy theme of eclipses and darkness with a tease of the action we can come to expect in Lara Croft’s next unmissable adventure. It also shows off what looks to be an Aztec-inspired jungle setting as Lara faces off once more against the malicious Trinity organization.

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is being developed by Edios Montreal as the lead studio with Crystal Dynamics assisting on the project. The Tomb Raider reboot series of games have been handled by Crystal Dynamics entirely so far, but with the team currently focused on The Avengers in partnership with Marvel, another studio had to take the lead for Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Fans can expect to see the official unveiling of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on April 27th, 2018. Those who wish to have a chance to play the game early and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events can visit the official Tomb Raider website to learn more details. A puzzle will be shared on the website on Monday at 9am PDT (12pm EST, 4pm GMT), and you can also sign-up for the official newsletter there as well.

Alan Walsh

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