Crystal Dynamics today announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider® series, Rise of the Tomb Raider ®.
In her first adventure, Lara Croft® was forged into as a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills & wits as well as learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider..
As per Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Western Studios at Square Enix:
“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.”
† Source: Square Enix Press Release
Rise of the Tomb Raider builds upon the formula that made Tomb Raider a success, and also features the return of Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft. Camilla will take her character performance to new heights as Lara pushes herself beyond human limits and is confronted with what it means to become a hero. Also returning is the award-winning author Rhianna Pratchett as a key member of the writing team—to help craft a story that delves into Lara’s inner turmoil and motivations in this critical second act of her journey.
Look for its release Holiday 2015…but in the meantime, check out the teaser trailer here.