Lara will acquire some new and exciting gear in her latest adventure in Rise of The Tomb Raider. Moving past her origin story of 2013's Tomb Raider, she has now evolved into a survivor with the skills and knowledge of adapting in certain conditions and taking advantage of the surrounding environment to survive.
Addressing their fans' request for larger tombs, Square Enix will provide Rise of The Tomb Raider with much more challenging and sizable tombs to explore, more extreme environmental conditions, and more worthy adversaries.
GamesRadar has provided some pictures detailing Lara's new gadgets. You can check the picture gallery below.
Tomb Raider has long been a franchise with a big focus on exploration and puzzle solving, as well as providing some platforming thrills and shooting sequences. 2013's Tomb Raider, focused more in creating a strong origin story for Lara Croft, and helping players of a new generation identify with the heroine in a more subtle way, by introducing the tomb element in a more linear but still effective and appealing form.
This time around she is more prepared and better equipped, to face bigger challenges and explore larger tombs with much more puzzle solving and platforming action. The environment of Siberia will offer more extreme conditions for Lara to adapt to, and her new equipment will come in great use when facing avalanches and climbing dangerous icy peaks.
Rise of The Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive for the Xbox platforms, which means that it will most likely come to the PC sometime in the future.
It seems that Rise of The Tomb Raider has been given a facelift, compared to 2013's Tomb Raider, and given that its primary development is done on the Xbox One it should take advantage of the new hardware to much better extend. The environment of Siberia, as well as the larger tombs could provide a much more dynamic world with much more detail. The game follows Lara Croft and Jonah Maiava as they discover an ancient city built by the Grand Prince of Vladimir in the 13th century. This could potentially provide some more traditional Tomb Raider, focus for the heroine, with exciting new discoveries and exploration segments that will take the game back to its roots.
It will certainly be exciting to see what the team at Crystal Dynamics will show at E3 later this year, as we have not yet seen any gameplay footage of the game. I am looking forward to new information, and as soon as anything comes to light we will bring it to you. Rise of The Tomb Raider is stated for a holiday 2015 release on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms. You can view some more direct feed images from the game here.