New Trailer For Rise Of The Tomb Raider May Cause Chills

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New Trailer For Rise Of The Tomb Raider May Cause Chills

This is not shorts weather.

Square Enix released a new video for Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to the 2013 reboot of the adventures of videogame archaeologist Lara Croft. The trailer features our heroine battling the elements as she works her way across a frozen mountain range, discovering a cave entrance after a dramatic ascent of a sheer wall of ice nearly ends with a deadly plummet.

I'm feeling cold just watching it.

It is, of course, a cinematic and therefore not wholly representative of the gameplay. Footage of the title in action is no doubt coming in the next couple of weeks, as the video concludes with the announcement that a "world premiere" will occur at Microsoft's E3 2015 Briefing event.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is planned for release as a timed exclusive on Xbox consoles late in 2015. Versions are in development for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Crystal Dynamics, the studio responsible for every major franchise entry since the 2006 title Tomb Raider: Legend, is developing the Xbox One release. Work on the Xbox 360 release is being handled by Nixxes, similarly experienced in porting to PC every Tomb Raider title Crystal Dynamics has previously developed.

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YES PLS

What really gives me hope in these trailers is that there's no graceful way to add human enemies. It might really be Lara v Wild this time, like the first Tomb Raider! :D

lacktheknack:
YES PLS

What really gives me hope in these trailers is that there's no graceful way to add human enemies. It might really be Lara v Wild this time, like the first Tomb Raider! :D

But Lara fought human enemies in the first tomb raider, but it was as bosses not standard enemies.

killerbee256:

lacktheknack:
YES PLS

What really gives me hope in these trailers is that there's no graceful way to add human enemies. It might really be Lara v Wild this time, like the first Tomb Raider! :D

But Lara fought human enemies in the first tomb raider, but it was as bosses not standard enemies.

Sure, but at least it made sense for a determined and respected archaeologist to get in gunfights with three powerful and specific mooks.

Compare this to, say, the absolute genocide of Tomb Raiders III, IV, V, AoD, Legend, Legend, Legend, Underworld, Legend, 2013 and OH GOD LEGEND.

Still that horrible voice actress, ey? *tsk tsk tsk*

And are they really going to push her urge to discover as some sort of emotional drama? Because in the previous game I could kind of feel sorry for her since she got stranded, but if she's just going to look for trouble and then find it, I'm really not going get invested in her plight.

Casual Shinji:
Still that horrible voice actress, ey? *tsk tsk tsk*

And are they really going to push her urge to discover as some sort of emotional drama? Because in the previous game I could kind of feel sorry for her since she got stranded, but if she's just going to look for trouble and then find it, I'm really not going get invested in her plight.

Ah right. XD

Yeah, uhm, I was listening to that accent and seriously thinking 'there is something very wrong with lara's accent'. I've spent a long time living in England, and that... Just doesn't sound like anyone from there...
~shrug~ oh well.

Anyway... Another tomb raider. OK then.

CrystalShadow:

Casual Shinji:
Still that horrible voice actress, ey? *tsk tsk tsk*

And are they really going to push her urge to discover as some sort of emotional drama? Because in the previous game I could kind of feel sorry for her since she got stranded, but if she's just going to look for trouble and then find it, I'm really not going get invested in her plight.

Ah right. XD

Yeah, uhm, I was listening to that accent and seriously thinking 'there is something very wrong with lara's accent'. I've spent a long time living in England, and that... Just doesn't sound like anyone from there...
~shrug~ oh well.

Anyway... Another tomb raider. OK then.

I would say that her accent is made up with a lot of New Zealand in it - supported a bit by the slight lisp that Lara appears to have at times when talking. Incidentally, I have always found the way New Zealand women talk, as very attractive. So this current voice actress does not bother me at all.

Falling Simulator returns! Time to, once again, cringe at every moan and sigh poor Lara emits while she permanently grafts her skin onto the gravel.

PS: I wasn't the only one who wanted to throttle her for that accent, right?

Am I the only one wondering what the fuck she's doing wearing shorts while climbing a frozen mountain top?

Oh, and judging by the number of massive ice chunks that hit her directly in the face...pretty sure she's dead after that fall. :P

CrystalShadow:

Casual Shinji:
Still that horrible voice actress, ey? *tsk tsk tsk*

And are they really going to push her urge to discover as some sort of emotional drama? Because in the previous game I could kind of feel sorry for her since she got stranded, but if she's just going to look for trouble and then find it, I'm really not going get invested in her plight.

Ah right. XD

Yeah, uhm, I was listening to that accent and seriously thinking 'there is something very wrong with lara's accent'. I've spent a long time living in England, and that... Just doesn't sound like anyone from there...
~shrug~ oh well.

Anyway... Another tomb raider. OK then.

Well, I don't know if it's the accent, she just has a way of speaking that's extremely off putting to me. Think Keira Knightley, but worse. Her shouts and grunts especially are like nails on a chalkboard.

RJ 17:
Am I the only one wondering what the fuck she's doing wearing shorts while climbing a frozen mountain top?

I think those are just really tight pants because Lara Croft.

Casual Shinji:

RJ 17:
Am I the only one wondering what the fuck she's doing wearing shorts while climbing a frozen mountain top?

I think those are just really tight pants because Lara Croft.

In re-watching the trailer, you can indeed see a pocket on her left leg when she lights the flare, so super-tight pants it is.

...still doesn't change the fact that taking even one of those ice-chunks to the face would snap her neck...if not crack her skull.

lacktheknack:

killerbee256:

lacktheknack:
YES PLS

What really gives me hope in these trailers is that there's no graceful way to add human enemies. It might really be Lara v Wild this time, like the first Tomb Raider! :D

But Lara fought human enemies in the first tomb raider, but it was as bosses not standard enemies.

Sure, but at least it made sense for a determined and respected archaeologist to get in gunfights with three powerful and specific mooks.

Compare this to, say, the absolute genocide of Tomb Raiders III, IV, V, AoD, Legend, Legend, Legend, Underworld, Legend, 2013 and OH GOD LEGEND.

Funny thing I own all those because of a steam sale, but I don't think I'll played any beyond III.

I'm pretty sure that avalanche will be yet another prolonged QTE sequence... whee... probably followed by some brutal pickaxe murders.

All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

lacktheknack:
All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

I believe that Microsoft and Square Enix have given the Tomb Raider fans more than enough reason to be salty and cynical.

Johnny Thunder:

lacktheknack:
All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

I believe that Microsoft and Square Enix have given the Tomb Raider fans more than enough reason to be salty and cynical.

Seeing that Tomb Raider was my GotY 2103, I'm not seeing it. Everything about this looks as good or better than before thus far, timed-exclusive aside (although heaven knows I wasn't going to buy it early anyways).

This may be in part because I am WAAAAAAAAY more of a Tomb Raider fanboy than pretty much anyone else on this site.

So it came, despite that Squeenix called the previous game a commercial failure because it failed to reach sale expectations... Even though it sold really well.

lacktheknack:
All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

...

You really think I'm cool? *blush*

Shorts or tight pants, she does not look half-ready to go out in that weather. Suspension of disbelief mode activating. Anti pre-rendered teaser trailer defenses online.

Also, I got a lot of catching up to do, since I played about 2 minutes of 2013 to test my system.

Tornix:
So it came, despite that Squeenix called the previous game a commercial failure because it failed to reach sale expectations... Even though it sold really well.

It's pretty much the typical publisher whining to subliminally try and get more sales. "Boohoo, our big budget title made us lots of money, but not the mountains of cash we wanted. You are all lucky it even came out. BTW, the sequel's coming soon. Get hyped!"

I wouldn't be surprised if it happened again with this one.

Casual Shinji:

lacktheknack:
All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

...

You really think I'm cool? *blush*

Absolutely. 2cool4school. Living for the wit. Edgier than a three-edged knife, etc. etc.

(But srsly, all dat salt)

I loved the reboot so I can't wait for the sequel. Well, I can actually. If I couldn't I'd buy the Xbone. Instead I'm waiting for the inevitable PC version. It's a timed exclusive, and it's not going to make anyone buy the Xbone just to play a linear single player action adventure.

CrystalShadow:

Casual Shinji:
Still that horrible voice actress, ey? *tsk tsk tsk*

And are they really going to push her urge to discover as some sort of emotional drama? Because in the previous game I could kind of feel sorry for her since she got stranded, but if she's just going to look for trouble and then find it, I'm really not going get invested in her plight.

Ah right. XD

Yeah, uhm, I was listening to that accent and seriously thinking 'there is something very wrong with lara's accent'. I've spent a long time living in England, and that... Just doesn't sound like anyone from there...
~shrug~ oh well.

Anyway... Another tomb raider. OK then.

I looked her up. She's British but it seems like she spent a lot of time in the States. I know that can mess with your accent a lot.

lacktheknack:

Johnny Thunder:

lacktheknack:
All this salt and cynicism in this thread. Don't you guys ever get tired of being cool?

I believe that Microsoft and Square Enix have given the Tomb Raider fans more than enough reason to be salty and cynical.

Seeing that Tomb Raider was my GotY 2103, I'm not seeing it. Everything about this looks as good or better than before thus far, timed-exclusive aside (although heaven knows I wasn't going to buy it early anyways).

This may be in part because I am WAAAAAAAAY more of a Tomb Raider fanboy than pretty much anyone else on this site.

Or...you're more of a fanboy and are thus blinded to the overall bad nature of the reboot. The game itself was fun, just the story was way too focused on for what it was.

Casual Shinji:

RJ 17:
Am I the only one wondering what the fuck she's doing wearing shorts while climbing a frozen mountain top?

I think those are just really tight pants because Lara Croft.

I'd take that answer if it was any other Lara Croft, but this isn't the happy-go-lucky(ish) treasure hunting lovable bitch in a somewhat wacky world. This is a "REAL WORLD" that has "TERRIFYING CREATURES" in it and "REAL CONSEQUENCES". As far as the narrative goes at least, gameplay's alright, just a bit repetitive with spawning waves of enemies, I hope there's alot more puzzles and "how do I get there" gameplay in this one, got really bored of shooting with different guns that don't really feel like they have much difference in how they shoot beyond just being backups when you run out of ammo of the one you have in your hand when a fight starts. And hopefully less QTE's, or at least the ability to skip overly long death screens(like seriously, Souls has more variety and less tedious in the "YOU DIED" fade-up).

Very good. I hope we can see it in action at E3. Really liked the reboot.

Has it been confirmed that it's only a timed exclusive? Because last I heard, that's just people hoping and assuming really, really, really hard.

If it is confirmed, then I'm happy. I enjoyed the reboot and I think it might have potential. It looks like this one might be trying to go more toward the exploration part than the first game did.

She was SO f*cking dead when the ice pieces fall down to her face.....
Also I am still against of this Lara Croft.
But I hope she get more tougher on this one.

Need I say it again? PC or GTFO.

If you do decide to realise your bullshit move in time to still be relevant; I'll happily buy it, like I did all the other Tomb Raiders dating back to the first one.

Sniper Team 4:
Has it been confirmed that it's only a timed exclusive? Because last I heard, that's just people hoping and assuming really, really, really hard.

If it is confirmed, then I'm happy. I enjoyed the reboot and I think it might have potential. It looks like this one might be trying to go more toward the exploration part than the first game did.

Yea it has been confirmed:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-13-microsoft-confirms-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-xbox-exclusivity-deal-has-a-duration

Wesley Yin-Poole: Is there a time limit on the exclusivity period?

Phil Spencer: "Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn't buy it. I don't own the franchise."

Wesley Yin-Poole: Can you tell us how long the duration is?

Phil Spencer: "No. It's not because I'm trying to be a headfake on anybody. It's a deal between us and the partner. People ask me how much did we pay. There are certain things I'm just not going to talk about because it's a business deal between us and them. Obviously the deal does have a duration. I didn't buy the IP in perpetuity."

That said as you can see what happens afterwards has not been addressed. However a PS4 and PC port are very likely.
If I had to take a random guess than the exclusivity will probably last 6 month.

I can't get hyped for this. It's a teaser. It shows me nothing that reflects actual gameplay and I feel like it's taking itself way too seriously. Give me a Lara that has fun with herself in her element. One that cracks quips and solves ancient (and surprisingly well-maintained) puzzles, and shoots the bejesus out of giant spiders, velociraptors and other beasts and improbable creatures who aren't generic men with guns. Even the live-action movies weren't this sullen and somber and let's face it, these new games want to be movies.

You can spot the QTEs at any rate.

Cynicism aside, I'll be buying it. I was quite impressed with the reboot so I have high hopes that they'll have polished off some of the rough edges this time round.

Boo at it having the same voice actor, but hurray for being reminded that Rise of the Tomb Raider exists.

A game that should, by all means, have been a multi-platform game out of the gates is a timed exclusive now?

I guess I will be picking this game up, 5 years from now, for 2 bucks from a yard sale then. Can't really condone these kinds of actions from developers.

The only thing I'm thinking about right now is that right after the icy avalanche, the rest of the teaser trailer is nothing more than a dream sequence...

Other than that, I got nothing... because my gameplay senses are frozen right now...

would be so much better if it would say that it comes out for pc as well. when ever this is going to be.

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