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In an announcement that we can safely file under "no surprise" following a story out of San Diego Comic-Con, Square Enix president for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers has confirmed the development of a Tomb Raider sequel for next generation consoles and PC. The reboot, which was released early in 2013, sees Lara Croft on her first adventure.
News of the sequel first emerged thanks to comic writer Gail Simone, who mentioned that her work will lead directly into the next game. Given Square Enix's disappointment with Tomb Raider's sales (which still managed to outsell every previous entry in the series), a follow-up wasn't a sure thing.
We liked Lara's last (first) adventure quite a lot, and it will be interesting to see where her journey takes her.
[Source: Square Enix]
Our TakeI loved Tomb Raider, and was disappointed in Square Enix's reaction to the sales. Another title (perhaps with no tacked-on multiplayer and a reigned in budget) is great news.
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Great news! Loved the gameplay of the new Tomb Raider, nice to see Square's ridiculously high expectations didn't kill the series. Hopefully they'll put a little more into the story this time around, maybe only focus on Lara and her one friend, I kinda felt like the first game had way too many characters for such a contained story.
Tomb Raider to me is one of the top contenders for GotY.
I loved this game, a sequel sounds great, as long as no MP
Good to hear. This game would've been my game of the year if BioShock or The Last of Us didn't happen.
This game was incredible and i am eager to see how they pull of "older lara" in a next gen title.
This was my second favorite game this year so far (next to The Last of Us of course), so I'm really excited for a sequel. My big fear is the prospect of a reigned in budget, as mentioned above. If they do go that route, then I have to question the need to put it on next gen consoles. I would think they could save some money by using the existing engine, and things they already built for the reboot, and keeping it on current consoles.
Excited to hear this. Just played the game a week or so ago and loved it. Can't wait for the next one.
It wasn't a sure thing, but file it under no surprise, eh Futter?
Sweet! I've heard nothing but great things about the new TR.
I beat the remake not to long ago and absolutely adored it!! I was at first weary on if a sequel would somehow be unnecessary and ruin it, but I am really excited to hear about this now!
Fantastic. One of my favorite games of all time, took me totally by surprise.
Best news this week! Hell yeah!! Leave out multiplayer this time and spend the resources on bigger tombs and more riddles, please.
Just finished this game after its been sitting in my library for a while. I have to say I loved it and am totally glad they're doing a sequel. I wonder if that Trinity group will be mentioned again...
I have to agree with others. In place of multiplayer, lets have more (elaborate) tombs or something please. :)
Just finished this a few days ago and it's a great game. Can't wait for the next one.
Yay! i loved Tomb Raider and was also disappointed with how square reacted. I thought it was a great game. I just hope they add more temples to explore.
Good to hear, hopefully commercial expectations won't be so high this time.
Please for the love of God, do not put multiplayer in the sequel.
This is great news! Day 1 buy for me.
I am not sure why everyone hates on the multiplayer though. It is not like it took anything away from the single player experience. The multiplayer was just mediocre, but people on here make it sound like it was the worst multiplayer ever to be on a console. I had fun with it for a few months before I stopped playing it, and it was a good break in between my 3 runs through the single player game.
Excellent news.. As for Square, please do not set huge unrealistic expectations and be "disappointed" with a great game and sales that the first entry was and had.
I wonder if this Tomb Raider 2 can top the old Tomb Raider 2 in terms of improvements to gameplay though. TR2 is still, undoubtedly one of my favorite Tomb Raider games of all time.