Rise of the Tomb Raider Sequel Teased, New Trailers Released
A third entry of Lara Croft's reboot series is happening as Square Enix released new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage from Gamescom 2015. The first of these videos features stealth-filled combat sequences where Lady Croft took down a platoon of trained soldiers by her lonesome. In the second video, we see Lara doing what she does best: raiding tombs, solving puzzles and surviving the elements.
In an interview with GameSpot during Gamescom, Square Enix Americas CEO Phil Rogers inadvertently revealed that there will be yet another sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, effectively making a trilogy. In regards to the recent controversy pertaining to Rise of the Tomb Raider being a timed exclusive with Xbox and its PlayStation releases being pushed back to late 2016, Rogers revealed that his company knows about the negative backlash. As a result, the company isn't planning on repeating this exclusivity deal for the inevitable sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider.
"We believe first and foremost this is the right thing to do with Tomb Raider right now," Rogers said. "What it's done for the sake of the studio and the next beat with the Tomb Raider trilogy... But the backlash is--we've watched carefully and we believe it's the right thing to do."
That's what happens when your company decides to be greedy and take extra money just so another company could alienate half of your audience, Mr. Rogers.
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. Lastly, Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch for PlayStation 4 during the 2016 holiday season. There is still no word on its PS3 release.
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