Microsoft and Square Enix have gotten fans pumped up for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, scheduled for June 16-18 in Los Angeles. They have released a teaser trailer for “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” a sequel to 2013's “Tomb Raider” reboot.
The trailer revealed on the Xbox Wire blog doesn’t show much, but it does tease a grand, if somewhat cold, adventure ahead. Star character Lara Croft starts the trailer climbing a snowy mountain as her voice narrates the situation. Soon enough, she starts to fall, which she did a lot in the 2013 game, but manages to stay alive and find a new area to explore, thus ending the trailer.
As the title implies, this will be the game where Lara evolves into the famous “Tomb Raider” character and players will participate in the events that change her. How Lara suddenly changes is unknown for now, but it is a change to which many fans of the game are looking forward, as previous games hadn’t expanded on her backstory until the 2013 reboot.
One of the game’s slightly controversial elements is that it is currently a timed exclusive for Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360, which some have considered a smart move on the part of Microsoft. A few fans, most notably the Sony PlayStation owners, were upset at the game coming out first for the Xbox platforms as Lara started her life in the original PlayStation, back when the game series was still under Core Design.
Prior to the official trailer release, Game Informer found a leaked version of the trailer with French subtitles, but have since updated it to the North American trailer seen in the Xbox Wire blog. In addition to the new trailer, Microsoft and Square Enix have also unveiled the game’s cover art, which mirrors the last scene of the trailer.
Fans can expect to play “Rise of the Tomb Raider” on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this coming holiday season. Afterward, the title may come to the PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2016.