Shadow of the Tomb Raider News

Square dates and details The Forge, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's first DLC

Square Enix has offered up details of The Forge, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's first post-launch DLC "adventure", which is due to arrive for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 13th.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is set to receive a whopping seven DLC episodes in total, each arriving roughly a month apart. The first of these, The Forge, sees Lara "brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku." There's also talk of Lara uncovering a friend's legacy, and overcoming "a danger long thought to be lost in flame". Losing your danger in a flame sounds awfully careless to me.

The Forge is said to take the form of a brand-new challenge tomb, playable either solo and co-operatively, although it's unclear just how substantial this particular tomb might be. Completing The Forge's challenges unlocks the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider's post-credit scene was switched in a day one patch

As this story discusses an alternate ending to Shadow, if you've yet to complete the game or are sensitive to spoilers, head back and read something else! If you continue past this point, there will be spoilers for Shadow, and - potentially - future Tomb Raider games, too.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider players who did not apply Square Enix's day one patch have seen a different post-credits scene to those who dutifully patched their game.

While fans excitedly discussed Lara's latest adventure on (thanks, Kotaku), forum member Tombstone pondered why no-one was talking about a letter seen the in post-credits scene.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider physical sales down on Tomb Raider reboot

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's launch week physical sales were down 70 per cent on those of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. Lara Croft's latest adventure failed to top the UK chart, too - held off by another amazing week of sales for PS4 exclusive Marvel's Spider-Man.

Of course, Shadow will likely have sold more digital downloads now than 2013's game did (as ever, UK numbers company Chart-Track does not count these). But Shadow also only posted a meagre gain in sales on the more recent Rise of the Tomb Raider, which unlike Shadow was initially released only for Xbox One.

On the topic of console exclusives, Spider-Man continues to sell phenomenally well. It is top of the chart again this week, and in its two weeks of release has already almost matched the lifetime sales of this year's God of War - which didn't do shabbily either.

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Exclusive Shadow of the Tomb Raider Xbox console being sold for charity

What are the two best things in the world? That's right, dogs and gaming. So nothing could excite me more than a custom Tomb Raider console being sold for an animal charity.

The ebay auction is a collaboration between Xbox and Square Enix to raise money for charity Best Friends. The organisation works to end the killing of animals in American rescue shelters - a noble cause Lara would surely support, judging by the recent "Cute Raider" trailer.

The console itself looks incredible - with Mayan patterns, vines and a Shadow of the Tomb raider glowing moon, it feels like it's been plucked straight out of the jungle. It's a 1TB model and comes complete with a custom controller and digital download version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets some extremely murder-y new gameplay footage

As part of its E3 showcase, Square Enix has offered a new glimpse at Shadow of the Tomb Raider in action - and things are getting pretty murder-y in the jungle.

It's an extremely brutal seven minutes of footage, starting off with Lara perched high in the branches of the jungle canopy, surveying the route ahead. What then transpires is a lengthy sequence of stealth in which Miss Croft brutally dispatches everyone in her path using a quite astonishing variety of murder-tools.

There are crossbows to the head, knifes to the chest (and quite possibly forehead), extremely solid-looking bits of machinery to the face, and molotov cocktails consuming everything and everyone in their path, as horrified screams float up from the jungle floor. It's pretty bleak.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets a new trailer

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets a new trailer

Includes actual tomb raiding.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third and supposedly final entry in Square Enix's Tomb Raider reboot, has a brand-new trailer, unveiled as part of Microsoft's E3 2018 showcase.

Square Enix has titled the new trailer Louder Than Words, and there's a lot going on in there. Lara does some earnest handwringing (as she's wont to do these days) and there's plenty of explosive action to balance it all out - oh and traditionalists will be pleased to see that there's a spot of actual tomb raiding tossed in there too.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, on September 14th - and if you're curious to know how it's shaping up, Wes spend 45 intriguing minutes with it earlier this year.

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We know big triple-A video games cost a lot to make, but it's rare for a video game developer to put a figure - even a roundabout figure - on it. But that's exactly what Eidos Montreal, maker of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has done.

Square Enix announces date for its E3 digital showcase

Square Enix announces date for its E3 digital showcase

Pre-recorded video presentation incoming.

Square Enix will be hosting a pre-recorded video showcase of upcoming games at this year's E3, on Monday June 11th.

The event, which promises to reveal "this year's exciting news and announcements", will begin at 6pm GMT, or 10am PDT for those that prefer to mark their calendars with American times.

At present, it's not entirely clear what format Square Enix's video will take; the publisher refers to the showcase as both a "presentation" and a "conference" on social media, but its E3 website suggests that "conference" might be a little grand, noting that there will be no physical venue for visitors to attend, and that the stream will be produced in advance.

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