New Tomb Raider game in the works, full reveal coming in 2018

New Tomb Raider game will be Lara Croft's defining adventure in 2018

The next Tomb Raider will be announced in 2018 and playable shortly after

This is great news as fans of the franchise will not have to wait long after we get the announcement trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I also find it amusing that a message telling fans that they'll have to wait ends with, "we simply can't wait". This is pretty interesting considering Rise of the Tomb Raider featured a timed exclusivity deal which prevented PlayStation players from playing the game for a full year after the Xbox One release. It was not revealed if a similar agreement between Microsoft and Square Enix will occur again. And wouldn't you know it, rumor has it the next Tomb Raider game will be known as Shadow of the Tomb Raider. No official title, release date, or much else was given other than the news that the game is actually in development. It looks as though Square Enix might be doing something similar to what Bethesda did when they announced Fallout 4 and released it 6 months after its official reveal. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we're taking a new approach this time.

The film will debut in theaters on March 16, 2018. It's unclear when exactly Square-Enix will hold this "major" event. Square Enix gave us that today and even included a bit of a secret for those with keen eyes.

So while all of this is still speculation, it is certainly a lot closer to an official confirmation than we were a year ago.

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