Square Enix Confirms Next-Generation Tomb Raider Sequel

by Mike Futter on Aug 01, 2013 at 06:28 AM

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 Take
I 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.