A third title in the new Tomb Raider franchise has been announced with further details on this Tomb Raider game coming next year
Here we go with some more news that is not all that surprising. It looks like we have another Tomb Raider title in the works and coming at us in the coming year(s). Square Enix has made the basic announcement for a third title in the rebooted franchise now and we can look forward to learning more about it sometime next year. That is all we get for now as it looks like the publisher is trying out a new marketing plan to start showing things off closer to the launch. For now, we get to know that a new Tomb Raider title is coming and that we will get more in the future. Something we all knew was going to happen anyways.
What is interesting here is that there is no word on who will be crafting this new Tomb Raider title as Crystal Dynamics has already been tapped for an Avengers game and it would be taxing to bring both to us in the same amount of time as we are supposed to hear more on that title here soon too. It is not like they do not have enough developers on their list, but Square has yet to even announce that at all. Most likely all of this was to capture some of the fun of The Game Award tonight all without having even an official press release for the announcement. Hells, there is not even a subtitle for this new Tomb Raider game. Below is all we have for now.
A Message To Our Fans!
“Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but were taking a new approach this time.
A new Tomb Raider game is coming.
Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.
Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can’t wait to take you on Lara Croft’s defining adventure.”
Now let us put on our tin foil hats as we get to look at possible teases mixed in here for this Tomb Raider announcement. A while back, there were leaked images of a new title being worked on by Eidos Montreal that was in the franchise. The title being Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and there was not much more than that. If you look at the first letters of each sentence in this announcement, you can spell out SHADOW. Coincidence, most likely, but it could also be part of the new strategy that Square Enix is playing at so we get even more riled up before we get a full announcement and then a shorter wait for the game. We will see I guess.
Are you excited and surprised by hearing we are getting a new Tomb Raider title here or are you just excited? Which studio do you think they will have working on this title or do you think Crystal Dynamics will take on both projects to truly shock us? Do you think there is anything to the weird “first letter” thing we have here or just a huge coincidence based on it all? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we have more for this new Tomb Raider game, we will place it up on the site. Be sure to keep checking back in here to see it all and keep up to date.