”Shadow of the Tomb Raider” - Preview


...her story continues.


Roughly five years ago we were all introduced to a new Lara Croft, it was a new and exciting origin story of the famed Tomb Raider. Since then we have been on adventure after adventure, taking Lara Croft from a simple woman with curiosities to become the ultimate survivor and fighter. After all this time comes the game we’ve all been waiting for in this new action packed origin series and her most defining moments as she finally becomes the Tomb Raider she was always meant to be. Each game has included new skills and abilities that Lara has developed since she was first shipwrecked on the island in the first installment...until finally she has mastered survival. She will finally be the deadliest predator exploring the ancient world.

With this newly announced installment of the series “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”, Lara will be fighting to unravel a mystery about an ancient Mayan apocalypse. She will be exploring thickly covered jungles darker than she has ever been through before. The journey through this story-line is apparently supposed to be a defining and mastering moment for her with the survival skills, naturally dragging Lara through the typical abuse and torture of the wilds in her explorations.

Be expecting the same fun of exploring outside the main story plot with numerous collectibles and mini back stories. There will most likely be plenty of Mayan mini tombs and subplots to encounter just as the previous games had. As with the last two they will have the experience and leveling system though I would definitely expect to see some new skills, weapons, and tons of new toys for Lara to traverse the ancient Mayan jungles.


Ultimately, we will all just have to wait until this September to see what Square Enix has in store for Lara Craft’s new chapter. No doubt it will be beyond entertaining and full of more dark mysteries to unravel. Until then, I guess we will all just have to take advantage of previous games’ amazing replay value to scratch the itch.