“A unique Tomb Raider sport is coming,” Square Enix acknowledged in a Twitter put up, which it’s doubtless you’ll presumably glance below.
The writer did no longer present any specifics about the project, such as a reputation, free up window or platforms. A Square Enix representative instructed Polygon that the firm is no longer giving further particulars at the present beyond the announcement posted on Twitter.
Piece of the cause that this day’s announcement is light on particulars is that Square Enix is “taking a brand unique manner this time” with its rollout conception. As but any other of unveiling a sport properly sooner than free up, the author is shortening its traditional marketing cycle.
“Driven by our intention of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it gained’t be very prolonged between the legit relate and must it’s doubtless you’ll presumably play,” acknowledged Square Enix. The firm added, “Our scurry collectively will open up with a well-known tournament in 2018.” This is in a position to presumably perhaps be a reference to the upcoming free up of a brand unique Tomb Raider film, Tomb Raider, which stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft and is scheduled to hit theaters on March 16, 2018.
We furthermore don’t know which studio is making the unique Tomb Raider sport. Crystal Dynamics, the developer of the total well-known Tomb Raider video games for more than a decade, is at repeat working on an Avengers online sport as fragment of a well-known partnership between Square Enix and Marvel. The most most recent Tomb Raider title, Upward push of the Tomb Raider, debuted on Xbox in November 2015 sooner than being launched on House windows PC in January 2016 and PlayStation four in October 2016.
A leak in October 2016 instructed that the next Tomb Raider sport will be titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and that it was being developed at Thief and Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal as a replacement of Crystal Dynamics. Square Enix never commented on that rumor, nonetheless Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are working collectively to handbook pattern on the untitled Avengers project. Rate that at the present, Crystal Dynamics hasn’t retweeted the game announcement from the Tomb Raider account, or tweeted about the news itself.
Update: Gaming historian Liam Robertson observed something challenging about Square Enix’s announcement — something that capacity the leaked Shadow of the Tomb Raider name is certainly the title of the unique sport. Whenever you occur to safe the well-known letter of every sentence within the assertion and build all of them collectively, they spell the note “shadow.”