Square Enix has announced "a new Tomb Raider game", by which it probably means Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but it sounds like it won't feature tonight at The Game Awards or tomorrow at PlayStation Experience.
"Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year," a statement read. "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."
A message to our fans! pic.twitter.com/HlDYsUtZMs— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) December 7, 2017
The "major event" the statement references will presumably be E3 next summer. And Square Enix saying "it won't be very long" between the reveal and release suggests it may arrive next autumn.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was leaked this time last year when someone on a train noticed someone else on a train writing a marketing report for the game. Whoops! Apparently Shadow won't be made by Crystal Dynamics, the regular studio behind Tomb Raider, but rather Eidos Montreal.