Showing posts with label Tomb Raider. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomb Raider. Show all posts

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

At this point, fans of Tomb Raider game series know the title of the game, release date and a few other things about the next entry in the franchise through a series of rumors and revealed leaks. Square Enix waited till the official time and finally released the first teaser trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This one is the third installment from the rebooted origin trilogy for Tomb Raider games.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

Before talking details about this relatively short teaser trailer, let's check out the clip for upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider to intensify our hype.

What we saw in this teaser is a series of quick cuts, where Lara is seemingly running towards somewhere as some sort of solar eclipse. Some jaw-dropping mountain climbing shots by the lady is shown while gun-toting mercenaries lurking around in the depths of the jungle. We see a few shots of Mayan pyramids which means the protagonist is probably somewhere in Central America. Lara Croft's journey as an epic adventurer comes to a career defining moment in this cinematic trailer.

We already know that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 and the game will be available across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform. The end of the trailer has just confirmed our previous findings to be accurate, that's all. Before the game will eventually come out, fans will have the chance to test it out in three different events upon registering at the official site of Tomb Raider.

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We previously assumed that since April 27 was marked as "reveal date" in official Tomb Raider website's HTML source code, it may be some sort of gameplay reveal but turns out the date is for Square Enix to drop the first official trailer for the game. Also, let's not forget that Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starring live-action Tomb Raider movie is releasing this March 16, 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

In 2013, developer Square Enix has rebooted Tomb Raider game series and from there, a new origin series begin for one of most iconic female protagonist in video games. Lara Croft returned again in 2015 with the next installment of the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider. To complete a trilogy of origin stories a third installment was on the way and it's going to be titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider according to a leak from 2016.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

A Reddit user Tripleh280, on his way to work saw someone working on a presentation for ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ next to him and posted the snap on web back in 2016, which revealed the title. For a long time, there was no buzz regarding the game and we were finally about to get the first teaser tomorrow, March 15, at 6 AM PDT as it says on the official website for Tomb Raider. Aside from a diminishing crescent on a dark background, there is literally nothing else and that sign actually hints that the rumored title Shadow of the Tomb Raider to be true.

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Hint at The Rumored Title

The details regarding the upcoming title were kept under tight wraps but inspecting at the site’s HTML source code actually gave away a lot about Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We now have a release date, supported platforms and few other details ahead of time Square Enix had planned for the teaser. A Twitter user named Nibel has successfully uncovered all these data by simply looking at the source code of Tomb Raider's official website.

The guy also posted a series of Tweets and based on that what we know is that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That means, unlike Rise of the Tomb Raider this game won't be exclusively debuting on Xbox One before other platforms. There is a mention of April 27 as "reveal date" and our bet is that of a gameplay reveal. Square Enix however, refused to comment on any of it before the official time and date.

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Release Date Revealed by HTML Source Code

Although developer Crystal Dynamics had previously worked on the first two titles of this newly rebooted Tomb Raider series, we still are not sure yet who is in the charge of development. Currently, the developer is busy with a brand-new Avengers video game for Marvel and another untitled project. Many suggest that developer Eidos Montreal might be involved making the new Tomb Raider game.

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

The live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West is coming out on March 16, 2018. The film has taken a step to reboot the series and what perfect time it is to reveal the next game of the franchise. With this third title, Tomb Raider series fans will finally have a closure on Lara's origin story.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

90's action-adventure gaming age would have been entirely different if not for Eidos Interactive to come up with the legendary Tomb Raider series. The popularity of the franchise spawned two live-action movies starring Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie in the lead role and a reboot movie by actor Alicia Vikander reprises the character of Lara Croft, scheduled to release on March 16, 2018. All we need is some re-mastered edition of the old Tomb Raider games.

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Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

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Well, guess what? That is exactly what is going to happen now. Developer Realtech VR takes the responsibility of re-invigorating these games as re-mastered edition. They have already ported Tomb Raider 1 and 2 for mobile devices successfully and now they are headed for PC with these games. Aside from graphical enhancement, the Tomb Raider trilogy will run on a brand-new 3D engine and will feature support for OpenVR.

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In a recent conversation on Twitter, Realtech VR let it slip that they are up to re-mastering the Tomb Raider games for Steam, which you can see below.

Below is an example of how it is going to turn out as the re-mastered version of Tomb Raider for PC once they are done. It will run on a full HD 1080p display and at 60fps.

The best part of this news is that, if you already happen to have Tomb Raider 1, 2 or 3 on Steam, you will get the re-mastered editions free and no re-purchasing is required at all. The developers have same plans for GOG but whether or not that is possible is still a question. At this point in time of many kick-ass games out there, a lot of people didn't even realize that the first games of Tomb Raider series are actually available on Steam.

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While the modern day reboot installments of the Tomb Raider series are behind the inspiration for the movie adaption, players deserve the chance to go back to the roots of this game to find out first hand, what made it one of the greatest. The polygonal shape of Lara Croft's design however stays almost all the same but in overall, the sneak preview looks very promising. If not anything, this attempt to re-master will at least bring these good old games back to PC for a new generation of gamers.