Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics today revealed the full trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the latest entry in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series. Created by a team of veteran Tomb Raider developers at Eidos-Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, the game will be available on September 14, 2018 for the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 system and Windows PC/Steam. Continue reading
Square Enix unveiled in a brief teaser trailer today that the highly anticipated sequel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be available in six months for Xbox One, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. The game is expected to launch on all platforms simultaneously on September 14, 2018. Continue reading
At this year’s PlayStation Experience, held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, the first gameplay footage of the much anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake was revealed. First teased by Square Enix during Sony’s E3 press conference earlier this year, the new trailer gives the public an excellent taste at what they can expect from the upcoming release on the PlayStation 4.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer opens with Barret, Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie questioning our protagonist, Cloud Strife. Our heroes briefly explain his backstory while beautifully rendered and familiar environments flash across the screen. Fans of the Final Fantasy VII may recognize the mission in the trailer our characters are preparing for, which takes place near the beginning of the game.
While half of the footage consists of cutscenes, the other half depicts the aforementioned first look gameplay, which features a brand new battle system that will replace the classic turn-based style of the original. Instead, the new combat looks similar to the Active Cross Battle system similar to what has been seen in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. This could be jarring or even blasphemous to gamers hoping for a more pure experience to the original FFVII.
In a previous interview with Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar), FFVII Remake’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, admitted that “dramatic changes” would be made:
“And of course, that being said we want to clarify: We’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that. We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognizable.”
Additionally, the limiting isometric camera angles of the original are also no where to be seen. Final Fantasy VII Remake appears to incorporate a third-person camera angle, as we follow Cloud through some of Midgar’s ruins with his famous Buster Sword gleaming in tow.
There is no concrete release date set for Final Fantasy VII Remake to make its big debut, but given the scope and size of the game’s story, players can probably expect it after Final Fantasy XV releases in 2016. We’ll keep you posted with any more developments throughout PSX 2015.
As expected since the E3 2015 announcement teaser earlier this month, the first gameplay footage for Crystal Dynamic’s Rise of the Tomb Raider was shown during Microsoft’s E3 press briefing this morning. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Tomb Raider reboot delivered on all expectations. As you can tell in the video above, the gameplay presentation showcased death-defying action, pitting Lara Croft in what is expected to be her biggest adventure yet.
Although a sequel to the 2013 reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider is still loosely considered a prequel to the original games from the ’90s. We find our young Lara learning the ropes, literally, as she develops further into the tomb raider she’s meant to become. Every aspect of this demo is exhilarating, full of intense, critical thinking, and quick reflexes on the part of the player. The snowy mountain climb makes the previous game look like Lara was riding on training wheels. Rise of the Tomb Raider is not playing around this time.
Those who played the recent Tomb Raider game know that Lara’s luck is not the greatest and the developers seem to love putting her through the ringer. Rise of the Tomb Raider is definitely upping the stakes with environmentally challenging tasks and even more grizzly obstacles to overcome. This demo has me very excited to see the finished product and I look forward to when it comes out for PlayStation 4.
Here’s some official screenshots of Rise of the Tomb Raider from Square Enix that released today:
And 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.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider hits shelves on its newly announced release date of November 10, 2015 as a timed release for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Now that we’ve seen some gameplay, how do you think the game is shaping up? Tell us in the comments below.
One of the most anticipated games from Square Enix for the avid gamer is Kingdom Hearts 3. It’s been almost 10 years since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 and now Tai Yasue, co-director and game designer on Kingdom Hearts 3, has opened up about what’s on the table for the sequel. Since 2005, Disney has acquired both Marvel Entertainment and LucasFilm (Star Wars), and with that Square Enix has a lot of options for the third Kingdom Hearts. Learn more about the upcoming sequel after the jump. Continue reading
Square Enix has partnered with Deep Silver to bring San Diego first-hand demos of their upcoming game lineup during Comic-Con 2014 weekend. Fans attending SDCC and those without a badge are welcome to experience this free arcade hosted at Whiskey Girl restaurant and bar in downtown Gaslamp on Friday and Saturday. Find out what games you can expect to get your paws on after the break. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Despite how critically successful and how much the game has been praised by gamers, Tomb Raider has not performed up to par by Square Enix’s standards. According to a recent earnings statement, the games developer has lost over $100 million over the past fiscal year. Even with big titles such as Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution, Square Enix is looking to make major changes to ints business models in order to make up for this loss. Continue reading
It’s only a matter of days before the world will get their paws on Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider. In desperate need of a revival, Tomb Raider looks to be that glimmer of hope the franchise needed. As we set sails into the unknown future, the developers have released one final trailer entitled “Reborn,” to give fans a final taste of what’s to come. Continue reading
It’s what many gamers have been speculating over ever since the PlayStation 3 debuted in 2006. With such a revolutionary machine, how could Sony top it? That question was answered during a press conference last week to officially announce the PlayStation 4. From social sharing to a considerable upgrade in hardware, the PS4 could have Microsoft and Nintendo shaking in their boots come this holiday season. Continue reading