Rise of the Tomb Raider ‘Harsh Environments’ Trailer Shows Lara’s Survival Skills and More


A new trailer of Rise of the Tomb Raider has surfaced, and it gives us insight into the specific survival skills that Lara Croft is going to need to hone and improve in order to successfully beat Trinity in finding the secret to immortality.

Lions and tigers and bears oh my!

Lara Croft is already a very resourceful woman, known from the previous game and lore. But in Rise of the Tomb Raider, this is taken to another extreme, as the environments that she must traverse are increasingly more harsh and dangerous.

You start off with very little, and must use survival skills and hunting so you can gain valuable experience and materials from taking to upgrade your weapons in whatever way that you desire. Hunting big game and simply surviving are not just a necessity to continue living, then. Also, we're reminded in this video to not be afraid to help the locals, as that also gives you valuable experience and equipment.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking to be a very large open-ended game that places emphasis on choice. There are certainly survival and crafting elements within, though they aren't the focus and won't necessarily determine your survival or the outcome per-se. It's exciting to see a rebooted franchise that was once purely exploration oriented to become something more, and actually better in this case.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to release as timed exclusive on the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 on November 10th. The PC version is scheduled for sometime in Q1 2016 and the PS4 version should come out around Q4 2016.