Rise of the Tomb Raider announced, coming Holiday 2015

Crystal Dynamics has announced the next title in the Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider. It is due Holiday 2015, with no platforms mentioned (my money is on Xbox One, PS4, and PC).

In this new chapter of Lara Croft’s life, she must hone her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider we all know and love! Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Western Studios at Square Enix, had this to say concerning the title:

“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. 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.”

Lara, about to raid the shit out of some tombs

YEAH, TOMBS! In more good news, Camilla Luddington will be returning to do Lara’s voice, and award-winning author Rhianna Pratchett is back as a key member of the writing team, helping craft (croft) a story that delves into Lara’s inner turmoil and motivations in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

To see what I mean by “inner turmoil,” check out an announcement trailer below, full of weird looking psychiatrists, nervous leg shaking, awesome quotes, and BEARS.

Image courtesy of Games Press

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