The first logo and artwork from Square Enix’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider may have been revealed this weekend. When thinking about all of the major video game reboots of pre-existing properties that have come out over the past few years, it’s hard to come up with one quite as successful as Square Enix’s revamped take on Tomb Raider and the death-defying adventures of its lead heroine, Lara Croft. Beginning in 2013 with Tomb Raider, the reboot offered a new version of Lara’s origin story, to widespread critical acclaim and financial success at the time, despite how skeptical some fans were prior to its release.
That success only continued in 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, the studio’s long-awaited follow-up to the 2013 reboot, which continued to take Lara on even more deadly, awe-inspiring and tomb raiding adventures. And with even better graphics and player controls, Rise of the Tomb Raider wound up on many “Best Of” lists in 2015, officially cementing Tomb Raider‘s place again as one of the best narrative-driven properties in the gaming industry currently.
While news regarding Square Enix’s highly-anticipated third installment in the rebooted franchise has been unfortunately quiet in the past two years since Rise’s release, more and more from Shadow of the Tomb Raider is finally beginning to come into view. In a new leaked gallery posted online by TAKEOFF CREATIVE (via PSU) also, fans can get their first look at the actual artwork and logo from the new Tomb Raider game. You can check out the photos by clicking right here.
The artwork itself doesn’t really reveal any new story or plot details from the game itself, but they do offer some more insight into the look and gameplay fans can possibly expect from it. This includes multiple different environments that Lara could journey to throughout the game’s story, including some art featuring Lara standing close to some kind of ancient pyramid. The key art also depicts Lara using a number of different weapons, like a machete and spear, that may be playable options for the player to use in the final product.
Now, it’s important to note that none of this has been officially released by Square Enix, which makes it entirely likely that none of what’s shown here (including the logo) could wind up in the final version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. But at the same time, considering this news is coming almost a year after the Shadow of the Tomb Raider title was revealed, it’s possible that this leak could just be the first in a wave of new updates and reveals fans can expect to see from Square Enix about the game itself. Obviously, there’s still next-to-nothing known about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but hopefully, fans won’t have to wait much longer before finding out when they will be able to go on another mission with Lara.
Screen Rant will keep you updated on Shadow of the Tomb Raider as more news comes.
Source: TAKEOFF CREATIVE