New Tomb Raider game in development

New Tomb Raider game will be Lara Croft's defining adventure in 2018

The Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander is set for a release next year, and it only makes sense that Square Enix would grab the opportunity for some cross promotion.

2018 is a smart time to announce a new Tomb Raider game. After that, the title "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" was leaked during a powerpoint presentation. At least we know that the game is coming and it sounds like it might come as soon as next summer or autumn, so we won't have to wait much longer. It was not revealed if a similar agreement between Microsoft and Square Enix will occur again. We will have to wait and see if Crystal Dynamics - series developer since Tomb Raider: Legend - will be developing this game as well, or if a new studio will take the reins. This was interesting considering the second title, Rise of the Tomb Raider, wasn't even released yet.

The above statement might read as normal but it might actually tease the subtitle of the game.

Rumors about a third installment in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise began all the way back in 2015. It would be surprising if they didn't work on this game, but it's also not inconceivable that they might pass the reins to someone else. It's unclear whether that new approach refers to the announcement itself or the nature of the game, but we'll find out sometime next year. The recent Tomb Raider games have been praised for their strong narratives and clever reimaginings of classic Tomb Raider tropes. What it is referring to is that its goal is for little time to pass between the revelation of this game and its release.

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