Shadow of the Tomb Raider Delivers Wet and Wild Adventure in its First Gameplay Trailer

Nathan Birch
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Lara Croft may have ditched her exclusive relationship with Xbox, but Microsoft still got to debut an impressive new look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider at their Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. The trailer a bit more upbeat than the gritty cinematic debut trailer we got earlier this year, featuring more action, adventure, colorful locales, and lots of water. Being able to swim underwater is one of SotTR’s key features, so we see Lara being washed away in a raging river, exploring a sunken vehicle, fighting enemies in a swamp, and other damp activities. Check it out, below.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is being developed by Eidos Montreal in collaboration with the series’ previous developers Crystal Dynamics and will be the last chapter in the trilogy begun in 2013 with the Tomb Raider reboot. Here’s the game’s official description:

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

  • Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.
  • Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies.
  • Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.
  • Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider swings onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 14.

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