Tomb Raider has been one of the most long-standing game franchises in the industry’s history, debuting in 1996 and having countless sequels since across many platforms, with its latest being Rise of the Tomb Raider in 2015. It follows Lara Croft, a British archaeologist, on her journey to discover treasures from time immemorial while solving puzzles and battling enemies.
Good news: fans’ thirst for a sequel will finally be quenched in 2018 as Square Enix has stated: “our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018”.
Via an official message to the fans on Twitter, Square Enix said:
“A new Tomb Raider game is coming. It won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play”.
This is good news, though it was made clear that the game would not feature at the Game Awards or at PlayStation Experience. Additionally, since they pointed toward a reveal coming soon, E3 2018 which would take place in June, seems to be a bit too far but it’s the most likely possibility. The game would also coincide with another major event in the Tomb Raider universe, as a reboot film called, you guessed it, Tomb Raider is expected to release in 2018.
Interestingly, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was accidentally leaked when a person on a train was seen doing a marketing report for the game, which shows that the game could be released soon if progress continues at a steady rate. The game will be developed by Eidos Montreal instead of Crystal Dynamics, who regularly develops the game.
Fans of the series should expect more details in early 2018 and hope for a full release in Summer or Autumn.