As many gamers had hoped, Crystal Dynamics brought an announcement trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider to the Microsoft press conference today at E3 2014. This time Lara Croft means business. The much anticipated follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Tomb Raider will hit stores during the 2015 holiday season. You can get your first look after the break.
As a wise man once said, “The bears can smell the menstruation.” Many players will remember that bears were one of the infamous baddies Lara Croft had to face in her many adventures throughout the ages. Although representatives from Crystal Dynamics were not on stage today to present anything more than the trailer, the tone of the teaser seems continues down the dark, mature path we were given last year. Just take it from superhero movies: MORE GRITTY, EQUALS MORE MONEY!
And don’t fear fans, Camilla Luddington is back as Lara to voice the character, and provide performance capture most likely. Jokes aside, I really am looking forward to this game, as I found every second of Tomb Raider to beexhilarating.
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.”
The official press release from Square Enix:
REDWOOD CITY, CA (June, 9 2014) – Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, today announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider .The game will redefine survival action in Holiday 2015.
In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.
“With the power of the new generation, and our proprietary Foundation engine, our high octane action moments will be even more epic. Multiple locations around the world will be filled with exploration spaces that are some of the most beautifully hostile places on earth and over three times larger than we could achieve before,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Western Studios at Square Enix. “Our digital actors will rival CG quality, and after hearing the cry from our fans loud and clear, we will put the tombs back into Tomb Raider, all in our gritty Survival-Action style.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider builds upon the formula that made Tomb Raider a success, and features the return of Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft. Camilla will take character performance to new heights as Lara pushes herself beyond human limits and is confronted with what it means to become a hero. Once again, Crystal Dynamics is proud to have the award-winning author Rhianna Pratchett as a key member of the writing team, helping craft a story that delves into Lara’s inner turmoil and motivations in this critical second act of her journey.
Rise of the Tomb Raider hits shelves during the 2015 holiday season for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
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Source: Tomb Raider Official YouTube