Watch New Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4 Gameplay Played by Square Enix’s President and a Cute Idol

Watch Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and idol Mirin Furukawa tackle Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4: Who proved to be the best Lara Croft?

on August 13, 2018 8:15 AM

Today the Japanese arm of Square Enix presented a nice chunk of gameplay of the upcoming action-adventure game Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Since the gameplay was streamed from Japan, we actually get to see the Japanese version in action.

The livestream was actually presented by Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda, who appears to be a big fan of western games. Yet, isn’t the one the one playing at the beginning. At the controls, you can see idol group member Mirin Furukawa.

We get to see some platforming and exploration, traps, underwater swimming, puzzles, and more.

During the second part of the gameplay (the third video below), Matsuda-san took control of the game himself as things got more violent. Lara was tasked with infiltrating a Trinity outpost, and Matsuda-san almost immediately showcased his preference for shooters as he abandoned stealth to shoot people in the face.

Suffice to say, it didn’t go too well.

You can check out the recording, alongside the full livestream. If you want to see more, you can enjoy a recent trailer on underwater explorationone on combat, and one on takedowns.  You should also definitely read our preview from E3 2018.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release on September 14th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you want to reserve a copy, you can currently pre-order it on Amazon.

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