Gamers caught a very special glimpse of what tidings this holiday season will bear as the latest teaser for Rise of the Tomb Raider hit the Internet this morning. As E3 2015 approaches, Microsoft promises the first gameplay footage to the highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot. But for now, we’re just going to have to settle on this incredibly, well-crafted cinematic teaser trailer. Check out the trailer below as well as the box cover art a bit further down.
Lara Croft can’t catch a break can she? First she encounters a bear in last year’s E3 announcement trailer, and now she’s fighting the elements to embark on her next raid. Sure we haven’t seen any gameplay footage yet, but after the 2013 reboot destroyed all expectations and turned out to be one of the best games of the year, I can only assume great things to come for Rise of the Tomb Raider from Crystal Dynamics.
I’m finding it interesting that this new Lara, voiced by Camilla Luddington, fully embraces the use of her pickaxes in both this and the previous teaser. The Lara of the past was always seen double-wielding pistols, whereas this new iteration uses climbing gear. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just find it to be a pretty distinctive feature to separate the two.
Here’s Lara’s narration:
Throughout history the boldest have dared to go further. They risked death, and in doing so lived forever. What drive these few to the ends of the Earth? The desire to discover something more? The search for something greater?
The world is full of unanswered questions. Beyond all limits or reason, the answers await. For some, discovering the secrets of the world is the only way to live.
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Along with the new teaser, the box cover art was also revealed (click on the image to enlarge):
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Rise of the Tomb Raider, courtesy of Square Enix:
“In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. Obsessed by what she has seen, Lara is now threatened by a shadow organization intent on killing her for what she knows. She is pushed to her physical and mental limits as she seeks the truth buried deep within the tombs of an ancient world. To unravel the mystery of a Lost City, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.”
World premiere gameplay footage will be shown during the Xbox E3 presentation on June 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, butyou can also stream it live on Xbox.com the day of. Rise of the Tomb Raider hits shelves during the 2015 holiday season as a timed release for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Source: Tomb Raider Official YouTube