Square Enix let out a cryptic tweet about a new Tomb Raider game being in development and prepping for release soon after its official announcement. This was prefaced with a tweet indicating that a “major event” is set to take place in 2018.
You can check out the tweet below.
A message to our fans! pic.twitter.com/HlDYsUtZMs
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) December 7, 2017
For those of you who can’t see the image, the message reads…
“Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we’re taking a new approach this time.
“A new Tomb Raider game is coming.
“Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.
“Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can’t wait to take you on Lara Croft’s defining adventure.”
A “defining adventure”? Like coming out of the closet?
At first glance most people would assume this is a major game – potentially a reveal for the long-rumored Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, Square talks about “major events” and “big news” but doesn’t actually say that the next new game will even be a major game. Heck, it could be a loot-box-ridden mobile title for iPhones and Androids.
There’s really no telling what the major event will be, and given that Tomb Raider hasn’t exactly been a consistently told story with quality innovation since being rebooted, so it’s hard to tell what the “major event” will be.
Don’t hold your breath too much if the game is still going to be on the under-powered Xbox One and PS4, since it’ll just be more recycled assets, lack of gameplay innovation, and nothing exciting in terms of pushing the game tech forward.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is currently 50% off during the recent news from Square about the new Tomb Raider, along with the recent update that added HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR support. Also, there’s a new movie due out in the summer of 2018, but it looks like standard, gritty, Hollywood fanfare aimed at the PG-13 crowd.
(Main image courtesy of Stachmo)
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