Rise of the Tomb Raider News

"A new Tomb Raider game is coming" says Square Enix

"Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018."

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.

New Tomb Raider film gets first trailer

New Tomb Raider film gets first trailer

Better than the poster.

The upcoming Tomb Raider movie which stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft has received its first trailer.

The film looks to be about Lara returning from some form of walkabout (possibly a gap year?) as she decides to inherit her father's legacy of hunting for treasure and/or saving the world. It's always nice when these things coincide, eh?

Like Crystal Dynamics' recent 2013 reboot, the film will strand Lara on an island for the bulk of its adventure, as opposed to some earlier games and films that saw her globe-trotting. If nothing else Vikander looks the part, which is more than we can say of the film's poster, which saw Lara sporting a bizarrely photoshopped elongated neck.

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Meanwhile, Square Enix just reported huge sales and profits

Meanwhile, Square Enix just reported huge sales and profits

FF15 and Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 do well.

Square Enix is binning off Hitman developer IO Interactive, but it's just announced record revenue and profits for the company as a whole.

For the financial year ending 31st March 2017, Square Enix saw net sales of 1.7bn - an increase 20 per cent versus the previous year, with operating income up 20.3 per cent and ordinary income up 22.9 per cent.

Square Enix said the launch of Final Fantasy 15 and the PlayStation 4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider as well as strong download sales of catalogue titles had sparked the increase in net sales and operating income in the area of console games.

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Digital FoundryInput lag issues fixed on PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

Patch 1.04 improves gameplay, optimises PS4 Pro performance.

When Rise of the Tomb Raider hit the PlayStation 4 earlier this month we were pleased to discover a number of enhancements over the previous console iterations of the game. Unfortunately, there was one bugbear that ultimately limited the game's potential - input latency. The original Xbox One release suffered from a large dead zone and noticeable input lag during gameplay and the brand new PlayStation 4 version exhibited the very same problem.

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 includes a PSVR chapter when it launches

Rise of the Tomb Raider will include a new chapter featuring PlayStation VR support when it finally launches for PS4 on 11th October.

The game originally arrived for Xbox One as a controversial timed-exclusive last December. It got a generally positive reception, although in the meantime, the PS4 has seen Uncharted 4 launch and lap up all the critical glory.

Still, Square Enix is doing its best to make the PS4 version of the game an attractive purchase. Porting has been handled by well-respected studio Nixxes, for one. But there's a wealth of other new content too:

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Next Tomb Raider movie sets 2018 release date

Next Tomb Raider movie sets 2018 release date

Catch a midnight screening on the Ides of March.

The Tomb Raider reboot movie will come out on 16th March 2018.

That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, that claimed Warner Bros. had initially reserved that date for a DC Comics film, possibly The Flash, but decided to offer the quiet Q1 timeslot to Tomb Raider instead.

The upcoming film will star star Alicia Vikander, who recently won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in The Danish Girl. She also starred opposite Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Ex Machina, where she played a pretty robot.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened DLC release date

Rise of the Tomb Raider will receive Cold Darkness Awakened, its final slice of extra content, on the 29th March.

That date applies to the Xbox and PC versions of the game - you'll be able to pick up the pack either via the Xbox Marketplace, Steam or Windows 10 stores.

Season Pass holders will get it for free. Its standalone price has yet to be announced.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider reveals Baba Yaga DLC in new trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider reveals Baba Yaga DLC in new trailer

Due in January, included in the Season Pass.

Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics teased its first DLC expansion at The Game Awards earlier tonight.

Dubbed Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch, this add-on is a whole new story in which Lara finds herself in a forest ruled by the mythical Baba Yaga, a creature from Slavic folklore known for living in a house set upon giant chicken legs. Take that, Metal Gear!

Publisher Microsoft said that Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch will add "hours of new gampeplay" as well as new enemies, puzzles, tombs and more when it premieres in January. Season Pass owners will automatically gain access to it.

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Microsoft, Square Enix "very happy" with Rise of the Tomb Raider, despite reported sales

Microsoft and Square Enix are both "very happy" with Xbox timed-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider, director Brian Horton has reassured.

Responding to fans on the Tomb Raider forum in a thread discussing unofficial reports of the title's sales, Horton said his team was focusing on the game's positive reviews and fan feedback (thanks, NeoGAF).

There has so far been no official tally for Rise of the Tomb Raider sales from either publisher Square Enix or platform holder Microsoft.

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Fallout 4 tops UK chart, launch sales 200% up on New Vegas

Fallout 4 tops UK chart, launch sales 200% up on New Vegas

Rise of the Tomb Raider sidles to fourth.

There's no surprises as to this week's UK chart number one: Fallout 4 has claimed the crown with ease - no need to Pip-boy anyone to the post.

Fallout 4's launch sales were 213 per cent higher than 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, UK numbers company Chart-Track reported.

Bethesda has yet to reveal actual sales, but the publisher has said it shipped 12m copes of the game in readiness for launch.

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How Twitch viewers can change your Rise of the Tomb Raider game

You can earn credits just for watching, too.

In my review of Rise of the Tomb Raider earlier this week I wrote about how the game's Expeditions replay mode, with its blind packs of game-altering cards, was "a blatant play for YouTube relevance and micro-transaction revenue". Crystal Dynamics has now both proved my point and challenged my cynicism by announcing some pretty novel and interesting Twitch integration for Expeditions.

Rise of the Tomb Raider's Gamescom demo impressed some while leaving others underwhelmed with its portrayal of Lara as a bloodthirsty killing machine. To combat this perception, developer Crystal Dynamics has released a new video showing how to play through that very same section without harming a single person.

Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage features actual tombs

Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has shown off not one but two sections of gameplay from its upcoming Xbox timed-exclusive during Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 press conference.

The first slice of footage saw Lara Croft stealthily make her way through an encampment of evil Trinity guards. It starts off quiet and ends... less quietly. Count the bodies!

Following that, we got a look at some actual tombs - and even in this sneak peek we saw more than all of the tombs in the original.

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15 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage

Nearly 15 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider footage have appeared on YouTube.

The demo, Siberian Wilderness, follows Lara Croft as she's split up from her adventuring partner, and then tries to survive her harsh freezing conditions by salvaging things from the environment around her. It's a section of gameplay that follows on from the teaser trailer you've probably seen.

Lara collects wood to make a fire, loots an animal carcass for its skin, and strings together her own bow - which she can reinforce and upgrade when she finds appropriate materials. She puts her ice axes to good use.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider release date set for November

Rise of the Tomb Raider now has a release date of 10th November, exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Shown off at Microsoft's E3 press conference, we got our first look at Rise of the Tomb Raider's gameplay.

It includes a lot of mountaineering, explosions, hunting, and even a bear.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider teaser trailer has a mountain to climb

Here's a new teaser for Rise of the Tomb Raider, this year's new Lara Croft adventure that is still a timed-exclusive for Xbox.

We'll warn you now - don't expect any gameplay footage in the trailer below. This is but a small, teasing morsel designed to point to the game's proper showing set to take place later this month during Microsoft's E3 conference.

In fact there's not much of anything, unless you really like CGI shots of Lara climbing an icy mountain with her trusty pickaxe.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider details emerge

Rise of the Tomb Raider details emerge

Adds advanced AI, more dynamic environments and crafting.

A slew of details have emerged regarding Crystal Dynamics' highly anticipated Tomb Raider follow-up, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Unveiled as part of GameInformer's most recent cover story, the developer has revealed some exciting details on what this sequel will add to the franchise.

First off, it will encompass a greater variety of environments. While the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was set entirely on one island, this sequel will contain at least two different locations with one being Siberia, but deserts and forests have been teased as well.

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Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

New statement suggests significant investment from Microsoft.

UPDATE: Microsoft has issued Eurogamer a new statement further clarifying Aaron Greenberg's tweet.

The statement compares Microsoft's partnership with Square Enix for Rise of the Tomb Raider to its recent deals with Capcom for Dead Rising 3 and Harmonix for Dance Central.

"Yes, Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox," a Microsoft spokesperson said.

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Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

"I don't know where else Tomb Raider goes," Phil Spencer says.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed to Eurogamer that Microsoft's controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider "has a duration".

However, he declined to confirm how long that duration is set for.

Last night, during its Gamescom press conference, Microsoft and Square Enix made the surprise announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch holiday 2015 exclusively on Xbox. That, Spencer confirmed, means Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

Microsoft snaps up Lara's return in holiday 2015. Does not appear to be timed.

Microsoft has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to last year's reboot of the famous action adventure series, will launch exclusively on Xbox One in late 2015.

This is not a timed exclusive, but a genuine one, as confirmed by Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher on the Tomb Raider tumblr. "Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011," he writes. "We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past - we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.

"This doesn't mean that we're walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4."

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Tomb Raider reboot sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider announced

The sequel to 2013's Tomb Raider reboot has just been announced during Microsoft's E3 press conference. It's called Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Due in 2015, the game's CG trailer showed a hooded Lara Croft (once again voiced by Camilla Luddington) in therapy - presumably after the events of the first game.

Interspersed with that are shots of Croft, bow and pickaxe in hand, climbing a mountain and creeping through a cave. She creeps up behind an enemy and fires a bolt straight into his head. Watch the trailer below:

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