It has been a big year for the Tomb Raider franchise, starting off with a blockbuster movie reboot and now leading into the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The third installment of the revamped Tomb Raider games, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has been the subject of much discussion among fans of the series, particularly after the reveal of some truly stunning visual effects.
Of course, graphical enhancements aren't everything, and instead, the video game community has been looking to the game for some more exciting gameplay to boot, with a fair amount of interest shown in the title's mysterious multiplayer mode. All in all, expectations have been high, especially after it was confirmed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost up to $100 million to make.
As such, many Tomb Raider aficionados were desperately hoping to see more of the game at E3 2018, and thankfully, there's been another trailer for the title. This time around, those interested in Shadow of the Tomb Raider have been able to get a much better view at what the title is going to offer up to players. The trailer released by Square Enix today can be watched above.
Lara's struggles have been well documented in the recent Tomb Raider games, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider seems to be no exception. With Lara Croft herself left still asking questions, she seems to unleash a cataclysmic event that must then be solved, all the while navigating dangerous situations and using stealth to take down enemies wherever possible.
It definitely paints something of a different picture of Lara Croft this time around, with the character taking the role of a predator much like in earlier trailers released for the title. Meanwhile, the hints towards the game's larger plot will definitely have fans thinking about what Shadow of the Tomb Raider has in store for them when it launches later this year.
The new run of Tomb Raider games has definitely been one of the most impressive over the last couple of console generations, helping to bring gravitas back to a series that some felt had jumped the shark. Should Shadow of the Tomb Raider maintain this run of success, then it would be an unbelievable achievement from Crystal Dynamics, and one that will cement the franchise's place at the top tier of gaming once more. Fingers crossed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider proves to live up to these expectations.
Source: Square Enix