New Tomb Raider game in the works, full reveal coming in 2018

It's been just over two years since the last Tomb Raider game, Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab), hit Xbox One, and now the story of Lara Croft is about to continue. Publisher Square Enix took to Twitter to announce that a new Tomb Raider game is in the works.

Says Square Enix:

Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we're taking a new approach this time.A new Tomb Raider game is coming.Driven by our goal of putting fans first, we want you to know that it won't be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can't wait to take you on Lara Croft's defining adventure.

That's bound to be pretty exciting news for Tomb Raider fans who are excited to pick back up where Rise of the Tomb Raider left off.

Tomb Raider, along its protagonist Lara Croft, has been one of the most iconic mainstays in gaming since its debut in 1996. The series has seen numerous entries, and even movies, over the years, but it saw a reboot with Crystal Dynamics' 2013 Tomb Raider (opens in new tab). The game, along with its sequel, was well received by both critics and fans. Rise of the Tomb Raider was also one of the first games to add special visual improvements for Xbox One X.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was a timed console exclusive for Xbox One, so there's a chance a similar deal may be reached for whatever Square Enix has up its sleeve for the sequel. For fans eager for more details, however, we'll likely learn much more in the coming months.

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  • Great news, both last games good, especially last one
  • Outstanding! 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Tomb Raider, new movie and game. Hopefully it has been developed from the ground up for the XBox One X.
  • I wonder what set this off . Announcing a future announcement makes no sense to me . Maybe something forced them to go public !! O.o then again we have trailers for movie trailers these days lol .   Anyway..  i am reasonably excited , i'll get hyped when the full game is available 
  • Good news indeed. Loved the last 2 games coming out from Crystal Dynamics.
  • Perhaps a release around when the movie comes out? Anyway good news. A big fan of the previous two, so this is a definite buy for me.
  • First letters of the sentences of the tweet spells SHADOW
  • Hopefully it will be longer and more challenging than rise of the tomb raider was.