June 9, 2014 by Paul Curtin
There’s usually a slew of rumors making the rounds right before E3 hits… most of which turn out to not be true. This year, there had been a lot of talk about a sequel to Tomb Raider being announced by Microsoft. Turns out that not only were the rumors true, but even the rumored name of the game was correct with Crystal Dynamics revealing the first trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider at Microsoft’s E3 2014 Media Briefing earlier today.
Hearing the name instantly brings thoughts of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and the psychiatrist setup and music really set the tone in this dark trailer that teases this sequel could be even darker and more serious than 2013’s amazing reboot.
Hopefully, this stunning trailer is more than just a pretty CGI teaser and the psychiatrist storyline is used in the actual game when it hits stores during the holiday 2015 season. It makes sense that Lara Croft would need to be in therapy after she had to kill for the first time in the brutal last game, and by taking some moments away from the action the story could really play off Croft’s emotions.
Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the story of Lara Croft as she seeks to learn more about the deeper, secret world she as discovered around her. Obsessed by what she has seen, Lara is now threatened by a shadow organization intent on killing her for what she knows. She is pushed to her physical and mental limits as she seeks the truth buried deep within the tombs of an ancient world. To unravel the mystery of a Lost City, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.