Square Enix has confirmed the second installment in the rebooted Tomb Raider series, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’, which is also the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider. The game is in development by Crystal Dynamics and the players can once again witness Lara Croft battling her way through difficult environments, experience the temerity with which she faces her enemies and unravelling puzzles through her journey. Here is the official worldwide Gameplay reveal by Square Enix at E3 2015 conference.   It’s here once again! For all the fervid fans of Lara Croft,
- The game is scheduled to be released for xbox 360 and xbox One platforms on November 10 while the PC users can expect a release in early 2016 and a Playstation 4 release in late 2016.
- Having enjoyed every Tomb Raider release, this game looks even more exciting owing to its new feature of in game weather system and a day-night cycle which affects both human and animals. Lara Croft can be seen struggling her way through the snow and wearing a thick winter coat which can be crafted by hunting a wolf at a specific time and weather condition.
- The game also involves a revamped combat system with improved stealth and sneak attacks. The return of the climbing axe and the bow and arrow is one another galvanizing aspect of the game. Weapons like pistols and added hunting knife for melee attacks looks very interesting as well as the added swimming skill of Lara Croft definitely adds to her mobility tactics. The typical hunting and salvaging feature of Lara croft is also retained from the 2013 game.
Square Enix has also released a 13 minute extended gameplay trailer at Gamescom 2015 providing a glimpse of some thrilling actions where Lara is seen making her way into the Prophet Tomb after being chased down by a helicopter. The stunning gameplay from the previous installment like climbing ledges, jumping over structures has been retained with a new addition of a glow stick to light up darker places. The graphics looks to be more sharper with an immersive background music. Check it out for yourself in the following official Gamescom 2015 trailer by Square Enix and Microsoft Studios.
Heads Up: Rise of the Tomb Raider is confirmed for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 10 in North America and on November 13 in Europe. PC version will be released in early 2016 whereas a PS4 version in later 2016. A trilogy can be expected as Square Enix accidentally revealed that a third installment is in development.
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