Square-Enix put an end to almost two years of rumors today by officially declaring that a new game Tomb Raider is being prepared. The company could not reveal many details in its brief statement, but it is good to know that a third installment of the Tomb Raider franchise is actually happening.
"Square-Enix is excited to share some great news with you next year," read the statement on Twitter . "Honestly, we'd like to be able to share it with you right now, but this time we're taking a new approach, a new game is coming Tomb Raider . Driven by our goal of putting our fans ahead, we want them to know that it will not be long between the official revelation and when they can play, our trip will begin with an important event in 2018. We simply can not wait to take it to the defining adventure of Lara Croft. "
Rumors of a third installment in the Tomb Raider franchise restarted all the way back in 2015. During the Gamescom event that year, Square-Enix director Phil Rogers hinted at a third game. This was interesting considering that the second title, Rise of the Tomb Raider had not yet been released. After that, the title " Shadow of the Tomb Raider " was leaked during a PowerPoint presentation. It is not known if that leak was legitimate.
Rise of the Tomb Raider was released exclusively on Xbox One at the end of 2015. The game did not have a great sales success on the platform, but Things were repeated once it was released on PC and PlayStation 4. According to GamesIndustry International, Rise of the Tomb Raider has sold 7 million copies worldwide. Combine that with the 11 million made by his predecessor and it's clear why Square-Enix would want to continue developing new games in the series.
2018 is a smart time to announce a new game Tomb Raider . After all, the live action movie Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018. This movie is based on the franchise restarted, so now there's a good synergy between the movie and the games. It is not clear when exactly Square-Enix will hold this "important" event. If the release date and release of the game are as close as the tweet suggests, we may be able to see it by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Whatever happens, 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of Tomb Raider .
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