New Tomb Raider Reveal Coming in 2018, Release Set Soon Afterwards

Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game in a pretty mundane way, with almost no information whatsoever.

The news comes via the series official Twitter account:

Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we’re taking a new approach this time.

A new Tomb Raider game is coming.

Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.

Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can’t wait to take you on Lara Croft’s defining adventure.

The latest game in the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider (pictured), launched for Xbox 360 and Xbox One in November of 2015 only to get a PC and PlayStation 4 release last year.

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  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Is she going to transform into the sexy badass yet? Or is she still stuck in the Batman Begins type brooding phase?

  • NuclearCherries
  • frauleineule031

    Will I be able to see bare legs this time around?

  • blackice85

    Hope so, I definitely didn’t expect her to be like ‘classic’ Lara in the first game, and the second one she still seemed to be learning the ropes so to speak.

  • Here comes the obnoxious, unattractive, man-jawed, I-don’t-need-no-man Mary Sue Lara Croft.

    I simply cannot wait.

  • Michael Richardson

    I’ve yet to play either of the two recent Tomb Raiders. Need to get on that.

  • RichardGristle
  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Are they gonna keep making her less good looking with every game? I mean here they made her flat but that is it then we got this

    I wonder what is next? But those game models

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Both are ridiculously short but still better than Uncharted I guess.

  • Travis Touchdown

    You guess? I specifically tell people that the first entry of TR, all on its own, is better than all four Uncharted games combined.

    It’s crazy how much more fun to play it is.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Yeah, I understand the first one being a dark origin story, but I figured by the second game she would be closer to the original.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    You wish. No way is she ever getting her trademark tits back. Even while fat.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    TBF I can’t get into Uncharted at all.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Look at the Lara in the new film and compare her to the cosplayer. There is obviously an agenda here when a hot chick with a small budget can outdo a multi million dollar film.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Uncharted 4 is just fan fiction made by cucks, but as for the first three, I enjoyed them a lot more than Tomb Raider 2013, probably because the characters had more charisma, but gameplay wise they felt about the same.

  • Sean Sharpe

    The face of modern Lara is more feminine than classic Lara, although I don’t blame you if you can’t remember since here tits were as big as her head.

    She was always sort of portrayed as the “I-don’t-need-a-man” sort… It’s just nowadays, they try to make her own to be a real person rather than a superhero.

  • Sean Sharpe

    The movie is obviously going for a different intent than than the cosplay, just like the new games are going for a different feel than the classic games.

    The early Tomb Raider games are more or less about Lara Croft, the Superhero, Largely than life, over the top adventures. The new games, for better or worse, and trying to have a gritter, more grounded feel.

    The new movie, if that picture is anything to go by, is also trying to do the same. The cosplayer? Well, obviously she’s more focused on classic Lara Croft.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    There is no doubt she was always a girl power icon, but she is gradually become more “modern” now.

    The old Lara was both an action hero and a femme fatale. Her flirty personality combined with her badass moments made her a lot of fun.

    The new Lara may be more realistic, but shes ultimately just boring by comparison, and proof that not everyone has to be brooding 24/7 just because Batman does it.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I’m just saying the new Lara is boring af.

  • SevTheBear

    Tomb Raider was once a focused on platform puzzles. Now it just a Uncharted clone Far Cry copied ideas. SO the news about this game is…

  • SevTheBear

    + with 2 boring badly written games under her belt.

  • lucben999

    The fashionable thing with western devs these days would be to make her abrasive, uglier and swear a lot.

    Remember: douchy = cool, it’s the Donte school of design.

  • SevTheBear
  • SevTheBear

    Uncharted 1 and 3 where okay. The rest meh.

    I miss the puzzle platform game-play from the old games. Sure today they are bad, but I would have loved to see that game-play idea return. But nope, we get shitty shoot every with mediocre story and writing.

  • lucben999

    To be fair, the combat in nuTR is better than in Uncharted, a lot more punchy and visceral, my problem with the reboot and the sequel, gameplay-wise, is that they’re too shallow, scripted and the platforming is way too easy.

  • The new games, for better or worse, and trying to have a gritter, more grounded feel.

    Isn’t it funny that in a video game, when it aims to be grittier, more grounded and realistic, the female characters involved can never ever be hot/sexy.

    What a mysterious enigma that is.

  • The new Lara may be more realistic, but shes ultimately just boring by comparison

    Didn’t you know? There’s this really mysterious and enigmatic reason that when a female character design aims to be “realistic”, she can never ever be feminine, hot and sexy.

    It’s almost like as if there is an agenda to deliberately make her less attractive / unattractive just so that straight guys don’t get to enjoy it…

  • Jared Bellow

    I remember loving that game in early 2013 when I bought it. I just got Rise of the Tomb Raider on the Gamefly sale and am really slowly chugging through it. The controls feel really off – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve died to her just not sticking to surfaces when I’ve pressed the correct button. It seems like there’s hardly any combat at all and just dull cutscene after cutscene. Plus this boring male love interest dude….it’s….pretty weak so far. I really hope it picks up. About 1/3 of the way in. Also – do you really need SIX difficulty settings? I’m constantly playing with the sliders to make the game feel right.

    Maybe I just remember TR 2013 as better than it was. It was so short but I had a blast.

  • It’s very much a matter of personal opinion. I got a bit sick of the Uncharted games and their scripted corridors and meh gunplay. Tomb Raider was better for me because it gave a better illusion of choice, even if it wasn’t always there.

  • Neojames82

    And Nathan Drake.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Since thematically, a sexpot doesn’t really fit what they are going for? I mean, showing a lot of skin really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense of someone exploring ruins filled with traps and fighting people… And its not like people trying to kill you will hesitate if they see some cleavage.

    It’s not like New Lara isn’t designed to be unattractive, especially since her face is far more feminine than the ORIGINAL one.

  • Feniks

    People bitch about SquareEnix but I remember that the series was fucking dead for years before SE stepped in.

    Honestly should have stayed dead, Tomb Raider is one of those 90s things that just doesn’t work anymore.

  • Ace

    Lots of salty ppl in the comments

  • Neojames82

    Geez, that last pic almost looks as bad as Mass Effect: Andromeda…

  • Sir Sog Muffin

    still havent even beaten the last game. Stop playing after that horribly unoptimized Russian base level

  • Neojames82

    Honestly I thought the Lara Croft of the left was some sort of CGI and said “Well of course THAT will look better!!” But now that I’m looking at my PC and not my phone I saw that this was a REAL woman and was like “DAYUM SON!!!!”

    Sadly, she is the Lara Croft we need but don’t deserve right now. The one on the right? White Girl Genericka….

  • Justin Williams

    Tomb Raider is over. Been over, still over.

  • ProxyDoug

    Bent over and fucked over.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either :P

    Ticket sales would explode if the Lara on the left is what we got for a feature film, but Hollywood would rather have movies flop for the sake of meeting SJW quotas.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary were pretty great.

  • Varg Wetterskog

    Yeah, the original Tomb Raider did SOOOO well…fucking underage fuckboys who drool over anything with boobs. You probably think the first Transformers is a great film as well.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing