Video Game: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Discover the Legend Within.

"Throughout history, the boldest have dared to go further. They risked death and in doing so live on forever. What drives these few to the ends of the Earth? The desire to discover something more? The search for something greater? The world is full of unanswered questions. Beyond all limits, all reason, the answers await. For some, discovering the secrets of the world... is the only way to live."
— Lara Croft:

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming direct sequel of Tomb Raider (2013), developed by Crystal Dynamics. The game will first be released in holiday 2015 as a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. On July 23, 2015, it was announced that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016.

Previews: Trailer 1, trailer 2

The game contains examples of:

  • Bears Are Bad News: In the trailer, Lara jumps off a cliff to escape a ravenous bear looking to eat her. In the revealed demo play from E3, Lara has to fight and kill a bear guarding the entrance of a cave she must travel through. It had already previously killed an entire team armed with guns. Lara kills it with her trusty bow and arrows.
  • Dual Wielding: Promotional images show Lara wielding twin climbing axes.
  • Grim Up North: According to a developer, at least part of the game will take place in a remote area of Russia.
  • In the Hood: Lara wears a blue hoodie in the trailer. It was replaced for a red parka later on.
  • Irony: In the first trailer, Lara's psychiatrist tells her to venture into the world more as part of her rehabilitation, only for it to be revealed that Lara has been (or will be) fighting through the wilderness, and mercenaries, in far off lands.
  • Item Crafting: Lara will have to hunt for items to use to make upgrades to her arsenal.
  • Like Father, Like Daughter: Invoked by Lara, who believes being a swashbuckling adventurer, like her father, is her calling in life.
  • Recycled Trailer Music: James Horner's "The Car Chase" from the A Beautiful Mind soundtrack is used to great effect.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted in the first trailer, at least; Lara goes to visit a shrink in an attempt to get over the trauma of what happened to her on Yamatai. Whether or not the therapy is successful is another matter that we'll have to discover.