The lights are on
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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I figured that a new TR was a given, but that's awesome to hear it officially announced...
Tomb Raider was superb. I was also disappointed in how Square responded to the game's great sales. Imagine what that must of been like for Crystal Dynamics. They release a critically acclaimed game that sold millions of copies and is loved by those who have played it but all their publisher can say is "Disappointed, should have sold more". If I was on that development team, I would be working on a huge rant of a easter egg to put in the followup right about now.
Camilla Luddington you make me weak in the knee's. A 2nd Tomb-Raider with another epic adventure? with Camilla's voice? I couldn't ask for more! Love the news.
Best of the best :)
Good game... bow was boss
I loved this game and a lot of other people did as well. It was a hit from what I've seen. Square's reaction to sales was because they're setting their standards WAY to high, especially with the failure(s) of their final fantasy series. Maybe it's time they took another direction and played with Lara for a while :P
No multiplayer and another amazing single player campaign (maybe even with a 2 player campaign mode) is what the next game needs.
Didn't care for Tomb Raider. It showed promise with a protagonist that actually struggled with the concept of killing, but after a short crying scene, she apparently activated her inherent serial killer capabilities which entailed mastery over any weapon she picks up, and the complete disregard for the plight of her enemies who, for all intents and purposes, were exactly like her. She gets called out in the end for being a psychopath, and her response is to call the guy insane.
So yeah, a sequel to another bland, brown cover shooter with a brand name slapped on it, whose entire "survival" concept was based around shooting a deer once.
The irony to all of this is that The Last of Us shared Tomb Raider's themes of surviving against savage foes and nature, and it did them better.
This will probably be one the next games I play. I have quite the impressive backlog.
Am I the only one around here who wants to see underwater gameplay in the next game?