As if it was any surprise to any gaming fan, the Tomb Raider series will be getting a new installment this fall with the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Since first being leaked in a photo of an unknown man riding a train in Montreal with his laptop displaying the title of the game back in 2016, pretty much everyone in the gaming world has known of the game’s existence. The game was then referenced again in a letter from developer Square Enix which teased the game’s title within the letter’s wording.
Now, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is ready to be revealed to the world along with the game’s release date and a short trailer. What’s interesting to note is that there is no console exclusivity deal happening with the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider which happened with its predecessor Rise of the Tomb Raider; the game will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at launch.
From the short trailer that was revealed along with the announcement of the game, it seems that Lara’s next adventure is going to have something to do with the Ancient Mayan civilization. Multiple shots in the trailers suggest the game will have a lush and dense jungle area as well as multiple temples and tombs to explore.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date:
What: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Release Date: September 14th, 2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The previous entry in the rebooted Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, found itself in an interesting situation when the game was locked for one year to a console exclusivity deal with Microsoft‘s Xbox One. The partnership helped the game get developed and marketed properly but many fans of the series were die-hard PlayStation fans (given the franchise’s roots) who did not own an Xbox One and the release of the ever similar Uncharted 4 only hurt the game’s chances at widespread acclaim. Seeing the game release on all platforms simultaneous is a smart and welcome move for the franchise.
Billed as “the climactic finale of Lara’s origin story”, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will have a full reveal on April 27th, 2018 and will release worldwide September 14th, 2018.
Also making waves in the world of Tomb Raider is the release of the highly anticipated film adaptation starring Alicia Vikander as the badass Lara Croft as well as Walton Goggins, Dominic West, and Daniel Wu. Releasing in theaters on March 16th, 2018, it’s no wonder why the reveal of Shadow of the Tomb Raider is happening so suddenly!