As promised last month, Square Enix has revealed the first full trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The official website has also been updated, with lots of lovely new screenshots and artwork. It’s launching September 14 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
“Thanks to their incredible expertise, knowledge of the franchise and outstanding creativity, Eidos-Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, is delivering a powerful experience with Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” said Yosuke Matsuda, president of Square Enix. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take the series to new heights and Lara Croft to new depths.”
Shadow of the Tomb Raider drops series star Lara Croft into a dangerous jungle on a race to prevent a Mayan apocalypse. It represents the third game in the rebooted series, which developer Crystal Dynamics is referring to as the Origin Trilogy.
The reboot began in 2013 with Tomb Raider, followed by Rise of the Tomb Raider in 2015. Actress Camilla Luddington returns as Lara Croft.
“Shadow of the Tomb Raider will challenge Lara Croft in new and unexpected ways,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal. “Our team has created a diverse set of skills, combat techniques and equipment for players to master, and they’ll certainly need them if they hope to survive the deadly jungle environments and tombs.”
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available on Standard, Digital Deluxe, Croft, and Ultimate Editions. Pre-ordering any version better than Standard will net you 48 hours of Early Access to the game.
Since this is a big game releasing in 2018, it’s definitely getting a Season Pass. The Season Pass will include seven mini-adventures called Paths. Each Path includes new missions, a Challenge Tomb, and new gear. The First Path will introduce co-op functionality with its Challenge Tomb. Season Pass owners will also receive an exclusive weapon, outfit, and skill on launch day.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will launch September 14 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It has not yet been rated (but the two previous games were both M for Mature).