Sq. Enix has confirmed new Tomb Raider sport is on the best way, following months of hypothesis and loads of rumors about the potential for a brand new sport being in growth. The corporate confirmed the information through a message in a tweet, confirming that Lara Croft will return in a brand new sport with an enormous occasion in 2018.
The tweet was posted on December seventh on the official Tomb Raider Twitter account, the place Sq. revealed that 2018 could be the 12 months that Lara Croft makes her return to the interactive leisure media in an enormous method, stating…
Pushed by our objective of placing our followers first, we would like you to know that it will not be very lengthy between the official reveal and when you’ll be able to play.
The tweet explains that Sq. wished that it might share with players all the main points proper now, however determined to take a brand new strategy to how the announcement will work. For now, players should suffice with realizing new Tomb Raider is coming.
Nonetheless, there’s excellent news insofar that, in accordance with Sq., the wait will not be lengthy and players will be capable to play it quickly after the announcement. I am guessing perhaps that implies that we are able to count on an official announcement at round E3 and perhaps a launch throughout the fall for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC?
If that occurs to be the case, then this might be the primary main Tomb Raider sport to have a simultaneous multiplatform launch because the 2013 reboot that got here out 4 years in the past.
The reboot solely truly got here out simply three years after Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which was a throwback co-op sport that includes the traditional Lara Croft earlier than she turned extra critical and gritty.
Earlier than Lara Croft and the Guardians of Mild, the final main outing within the franchise was Tomb Raider: Underworld, which got here out method again in 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The sport was truly fairly the visible marvel on the time, however the gross sales did not measure as much as a number of the earlier entries within the sequence nor the rebooted video games. That is to not point out that the story had develop into fairly convoluted at that time and was fairly fantastical, even more-so than what was featured within the final two principal entries.
Talking of the final entry… we had Rise of the Tomb Raider as the newest canonical outing for Lara Croft, which got here out in late 2015 for the Xbox One. The sport had a scattered launch, arriving on PC months after its Xbox debut, after which a 12 months after popping out on Microsoft’s system, Sq. launched the sport on the PS4.
The 2 latest AAA reboots have bought thousands and thousands of copies and even had Hollywood come knocking on the door to reboot the movie series that was initially made widespread by Angelina Jolie method again within the early 2000s.
The latest movie will likely be due out in the summertime of 2018. I doubt Sq. will launch the sport alongside the film, but it surely would not be probably the most shocking factor to occur. Rumors persist that the subsequent sport will likely be known as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, however we’ll have to attend to search out out if that would be the official title.