Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Official Teaser Trailer Released

Introduced in 1996 as part of the original Tomb Raider video game, the first Lara Croft design became infamous among gaming magazines and middle school playgrounds thanks in large part to the character's sizable assets - by which we mean her exaggerated, triangle-shaped breasts.

Based on the recently released trailer, the upcoming game will likely be set somewhere in Central or South America.

Of course 2018 isn't just bringing a new Tomb Raider game - there's also a new film starring Alicia Vikander, out now in the UK.

Square Enix today announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. The publisher has also confirmed that this new Tomb Raider game will release on September 14th, and that it will be fully revealed on April 27th.

You guys can watch the leaked trailer below. However, further inspection of the source code on the official website points to a 14 September 2018 release date, with more information coming on 27 April this year. Thus, it is not exclusive to just one platform. Similar to the previous installments, players can expect a lot of gunfights, rock climbing, impossible stunts, flaming arrows, and insane encounters when Shadow of the Tomb Raiders arrives later this year. When you first meet Lara Croft, she's doing the poor little rich girl thing in London, working as a bike messenger and kick boxing in her off hours.

Woman vs. Wild - In "Rise of the Tomb Raider", Lara battles with not only enemies from around the world, but the world itself. The film has too-long a setup for her feistiness and her sadness at the seven-year absence of her father (see Wrinkle in Time for the consequences of leaving your child for a greater cause).

Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. I tried to give Alicia's Lara Croft real physical and real emotional obstacles to overcome.

Tomb Raider is serviceable and enjoyable, but it's all very familiar. We knew that a modern day audience would really appreciate this.

  • Jacqueline Ellis