Square Enix Shows Off The Beginning And Gameplay Of Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Square Enix kicked off its press conference with Rise of the Tomb Raider showing off the game's beginning, an extended stealth/action sequence, and highlight reel of moments from the game.
It began with a plane crash. Lara was in the pilot's seat as the plane fell apart and she struggled to put on her seat belt. I don't want to spoil anything here, but I think she survives.
From there we jumped to gameplay. Lara was in a dark dense jungle jumping from trees to take out enemies and covering herself in mud to blend in while the enemies chattered a lot about trying to find her. Eventually a body was found, alerting everyone to her presence, but she threw a can of gas at them to take care of the remaining enemies.
Once the gameplay demo finished, we saw a highlight reel and Eidos Montréal promised lots of new mechanics, including full 360-degree swimming, wall-running, and the biggest hub that has ever been in a Tomb Raider game and lots more deadlier tombs. Oh! Lara also fought a panther.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases September 14.