Rise of the Tomb Raider's latest trailer explores Lara's motivations

The latest Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer asks: "What makes someone reach beyond the boundaries of human experience?" Lara has the answer!

Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on November 10th, as part of Microsoft's exclusive Xbox line-up for 2015.

The trailer offers a glimpse at some of the challenges Lara will face in her latest adventure.

Crystal Dynamics hopes to inject some of that 'classic' Tomb Raider feel in the newest game. Tombs themselves will play a greater role, and as expected, they'll be laden with deadly traps and complex puzzles. Lara has taken a leaf from Indiana Jones' playbook with an expanded set of tools, including a rope swing for bridging gaps and traversing treetops.

..."In "Rise of the Tomb Raider," Lara Croft embarks on her first great tomb raiding expedition to uncover an ancient mystery that places her in the crosshairs of a ruthless organization known as Trinity. This new trailer – entitled "Descent Into Legend" – features never-before-seen gameplay footage as Lara explores vast, awe-inspiring ancient tombs filled with traps and puzzles, and battles the harsh elements and landscapes in her search for the Lost City of Kitezh."...

I've seen Rise of the Tomb Raider running live on a Xbox One, and it certainly features among the line-up's most gorgeous titles. One interesting aspect about this trailer is that it uses the Microsoft branding at the beginning - a firm reminder that it is indeed Microsoft publishing this initial release of the game. Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit PC and PS4 later on, published instead by Square Enix.

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches November 10th on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Q1 2016 for PC and Q4 2016 for PS4.

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