Tomb Raider was released earlier this year and was well received. Personally, I found the game to be the best I’ve played this year and easily one of the best on this current generation of gaming platforms. It had some of the best action platforming I’ve ever experienced and was a much-needed reboot to a stagnating gaming franchise. Needless to say, I’m ready to get stranded on a hostile island with Lara Croft again with the power of the new game consoles. The game will feature improved graphics with some of the highlights being a completely reconstructed face for Lara as well as more realistic hair effects. From the trailer that was shown on VGX, it wasn’t terribly mind-blowing with the graphical improvements, but the hair does look good. The game will be released on Xbox One and PS4 and will be available next month.
Tomb Raider developer is prepping to announce a new game soon according to a LinkedIn profile. Matt McCulloch is a level artist with Crystal Dynamics and is reportedly working on “wildly cool environments for a soon to be announced title for Crystal Dynamics.” A job posting on Crystal Dynamics’ website for a senior artist position clearly states “a brand new AAA game” which further suggests a new intellectual property.
With E3 right around the corner, it’s easy to hope that “soon” means “really soon.”
Square Enix is currently holding a large publisher sale on Xbox Live. The list includes nearly 50 items including games and downloadable expansions at 50% off. Live users can get Tomb Raider: Underworld, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Dungeon Siege III among others for a discounted price. The sale runs until March 18. You can see all the available items on xbox.com.