Shadow of the Tomb Raider 'The Pillar' adventure launches next week

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story. Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Mayan apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

Today, Square Enix announced that "The Pillar," the second adventure for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be available on December 18, 2018 across all platforms. It seems to be similar to the "Forge" update from a few weeks ago.

Recently, the company announced a free trial for the game. It's unclear how successful this effort will be. We'll just have to wait and find out. The free trial appears to be a permanent promotion. The game is great so it deserves more success than it's garnering at the moment. It might not be as great as the prequels, but it's still a lot of fun, especially at 4K on Xbox One X!

In our review, we said, "Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a breathtaking conclusion to the modern Tomb Raider Trilogy, delivering a comprehensive fusion of series highlights. You experience all sides of her journey, fighting for survival while hunted or unleashing her prowess against challenging foes. Paired with advancements in its cinematic gameplay, the game is a strong contender among 2018's best single-player titles."

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.