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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Announced, Won't Be Xbox Exclusive

The latest Lara Croft adventure will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.


Tomb Raider has been all the buzz lately — the new games from Crystal Dynamics have been solid, polished experiences, and there's a new Tomb Raider movie that isn't totally terrible as well. To capitalize on the hype, Square Enix has already set in motion plans to release a new Tomb Raider game later this year, and now we have our first details. The next chapter in the Lara Croft saga is called Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and unlike the previous release Rise of the Tomb Raider, this one won't be an Xbox One timed exclusive.

There's really not much known about the title so far. According to Square Enix, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is meant to represent "Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider," but fans would be forgiven to think the same was true about both of the games that have released since the series was rebooted. It also seems like the game isn't being developed by Crystal Dynamics, but instead Eidos Montreal, though this hasn't yet been confirmed. That said, there is a new trailer that should players fans a taste of what's to come, the likes of which can be seen above.

This latest Tomb Raider release was first teased back in 2015, when Square Enix's own Phil Rogers made mention of a new series entry in the works. The game was officially confirmed just in December of last year, but according to Gamespot, it took a leak through the official website source code for players to learn this new release date.

Now that the cat's out of the bag, Square Enix has promised that series fans will learn more about the game soon, as the team will be presenting a special reveal for Shadow of the Tomb Raider on April 27. Beyond that, players can expect to romp through the latest Lara Croft experience when Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 14.

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