Shadow of the Tomb Raider Receives New Concept Art, Screenshots, and Story Details

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Receives New Concept Art, Screenshots, and Story Details

Square Enix has released the first concept art, screenshots, and story details for its upcoming PC, PS4, and Xbox One title Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

After being revealed last month by Square Enix and Eidos Montreal, Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s first trailer leaked earlier today. Following this slip up, the publisher officially released this first cinematic trailer, while also putting out a press release that reveals more about the game ahead of its debut at the Tribeca Games Festival this afternoon.

According to the developers, Shadow of the Tomb Raider follows Lara during her adventures in a Central American jungle as she attempts to stops the Mayan apocalypse, and of course, raids several tombs. They claim that this story will make Lara “into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be,” with the trailer even being titled The End of the Beginning.

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Camilla Luddington, who has voiced Lara in both post-reboot Tomb Raider games, will once again be portraying Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos Montreal, discussed what players can expect from the game:

“Shadow of the Tomb Raider will challenge Lara Croft in new and unexpected ways. Our team has created a diverse set of skills, combat techniques and equipment for players to master, and they’ll certainly need them if they hope to survive the deadly jungle environments and tombs.”

Meanwhile, President and Representative Director of Square Enix Yosuke Matsuda also commented on the Eidos Montreal’s work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider:

“Thanks to their incredible expertise, knowledge of the franchise and outstanding creativity, Eidos Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, is delivering a powerful experience with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take the series to new heights and Lara Croft to new depths.”

Several new screenshots and pieces and of concept art were released for the game alongside this trailer. You can check out all of them at the bottom of this article. There will be a special Shadow of the Tomb Raider panel this afternoon at the Tribeca Games Festival, so those curious can tune into that to learn even more about the game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is currently poised to launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 14. For those of you who want to pre-order the game, you can currently do so on Amazon. 


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