Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Spectacular Launch Trailer Showcases Harsh Siberian Wilderness and Deadly Tombs


With Rise of the Tomb Raider's release just over a week away, Crystal Dynamics has released an incredible launch trailer, which sees Lara Croft pursuing her quest for answers through the harsh Siberian wilderness, deadly tombs, and against ruthless Trinity forces. You can watch the impressive launch trailer below.

Rise of the Tomb Raider brings improved TressFX, volumetric lighting and more expressional range to Lara's character

DigitalFoundry has recently released a new tech analysis for Rise of the Tomb Raider from the direct feed gameplay footage they recorded during their hands-on time with the game, which details that Snow Deformation, as well as improved TressFX and volumetric lighting make Rise of the Tomb Raider one impressive looking game. Digital Foundry also explains that skin shaders appear far more natural than before and the expressional range evident on Lara is at a whole different level, thanks to the more advanced motion capture technologies being employed in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is the first Tomb Raider title to be made from the ground up for current-gen

While 2013's reboot made its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after the consoles' release, the title was initially developed for the old-gen consoles and PC. Rise of the Tomb Raider was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the Xbox One hardware, without development being hindered by the old generation. The Xbox 360 port is treated as a completely different version being developed using the strengths of the console.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on November 10, 2015 on Xbox platforms, followed by an early 2016 release for the PC and a holiday 2016 release for the PlayStation 4. We will bring you any new information on Rise of the Tomb Raider as soon as it becomes available.