E3 2014 | Rise of the Tomb Raider Reveal Trailer


During Micosoft’s E3 press conference yesterday, the fancy ol’ trailer you see above started gracing us with its presence. I take live notes while attending the press conferences (I should seriously publish them sometime because they’re quite…entertaining) and this is what I was jotting down: (Ignore the title at the beginning — I always fill in the game’s name after the presentation, so that wasn’t there before.)

tomb raider description

For whatever reason I missed key words like “girl” and Lara’s female-esque grunts as she was parkouring all over the fucking place, SOOO I was under the impression that the character in this presentation was a dude. I remember thinking, “This is either a Tomb Raider game or Lara and Nate Drake’s lovechild.” 

rise of the tomb raider

Official description below:

In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.

Following up on Crystal Dymanics’ redefining prequel/reboot to the Lara Croft saga, this second game picks up the story following the events of the first game and after Gail Simone’s Tomb Raider comic book series.

I am happy. In fact, I am VERY happy. The last Tomb Raider shindig was the first and only I’d spent any real time with, and I was so effin’ captivated by that game I think I finished it in a few days. I can’t imagine the core gameplay is going to differ much from the last, so methinks we know what we’re going to get and that is peachy-fucking-keen with me. Dat next-gen hair. Dem environments. DAT TOMB RAIDING. I want all of it. Can, uh, 2015 come sooner?

YOU EXCITE?! (Also, if you were a fan of Guardian of Light a sequel was announced. I know jack about that one, so here’s a link to a Polygon article. :D)


  1. I still haven’t played the last Tomb Raider game yet. :(

    I’m excited for the Guardian of Light sequel, though. GoL was one of my favorite co-op games ever, so I’ve been wishing for a new one for what seems like forever.

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