Dubbed the “climatic finale of Lara’s origin story,” it looks as though the highly anticipated video game “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is targeting a September 14th release.
The official Tomb Raider website says an announcement is set for tomorrow morning at 6am US-PDT, however code mavens looking into the HTML of the site have revealed that the announcement not only confirms the ‘Shadow’ title but revealed that release date as well.
The game marks the third of the current run that began with the much more cinematic and “Uncharted”-esque 2013 reboot of the franchise upon which this week’s film adaptation is loosely based. That 2013 game was followed up with 2015’s sequel “Rise of the Tomb Raider” with the games scoring stellar marks of 87/100 & 88/100 respectively on Metacritic – amongst the highest of their respective years.
The site code also indicates this will ‘conclude the rebooted trilogy’ so where the franchise will go after this is unclear. One key difference is Eidos Montreal (“Thief,” “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided”) and NOT Crystal Dynamics is developing the game this time out – instead the latter is working on a high-profile “Avengers” title.
The new title will hopefully be multi-platform from the start, but that’s not clear at this point. Further details are expected to be unveiled at Gamescom shortly and at E3 in June.