Rise of the Tomb Raider Demo Footage Features Actual Tomb Raiding
Lara returns to drop some amazing footage from Rise of the Tomb Raider that focuses on tomb raiding instead of combat or surviving the wilderness.
While last week's footage of Lady Croft going Rambo on a platoon of soldiers was impressive, this new demo footage of Rise of the Tomb Raider was what the fans were really hoping for. I was thoroughly impressed with the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, and this is coming from someone who has been a fan of the series since the 1996 original. By the time Rise of the Tomb Raider launches, Lara Croft the character will be almost 20 year old, and I'm glad to see her return to her roots of tomb exploration and puzzle solving.
Based on this 13-minute-long demo, tomb raiding has become a pivotal point of Rise's gameplay, especially when compared to it being more of an afterthought in the 2013 reboot. Lara exploring the cave's labyrinths and escaping traps at the last second has everything feeling quite Indiana Jones-like, which I certainly love. This new video looked amazing, but it left me wondering just how much better the game would look if Crystal Dynamics wasn't including last-gen consoles in Rise's release.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is expected to launch on Nov. 10 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game will release on Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016. Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch for PlayStation 4 during the 2016 holiday season. Unfortunately, there is still no word on a PS3 release.
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