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Next, and the “big” Tomb Raider that Amazon will deliver

Next, and the "big" Tomb Raider that Amazon will deliver

Lara Croft looks really shocked about something.

screenshot: Crystal Dynamics / Kotaku

Really stepping things up, it was just announced that Amazon Games will be publishing Next Tomb rider Game. next Square Enix’s retreat from the Western Frontselling both developer Crystal Dynamics and Tomb rider With the license itself, it wasn’t clear what would happen to Lara’s continued adventures, since five years have passed since her last outing. We know now, although we don’t know much.

In a press release from both Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics, the newlyweds announced an agreement for a multi-platform game to be published globally by Mr. Bezos and company.

Now, it is not news that there will be a new one Tomb riderFor reasons not least Of course there is. But also because we learned that earlier this year Crystal Dynamics (CD) plans to develop it using Unreal Engine 5. However, this was revealed a month ago Square Enix’s surprising decision to sell most of its non-Japanese assets to the Embracer Group, assets that included Crystal Dynamics itself, leaving everything a mystery to anyone outside of what must have been the turbulent circumstances.

It seems that after the dust settled, Amazon swooped in to claim a pretty colossal prize, finally having a title in their gaming line that everyone had heard of. It’s also an opportunity for Crystal Dynamics to try and reclaim some lost ground, following processing slo mo Scene From The very squeaky Marvel The Avengers Universe driven into the bridge.

in A very easy press releaseAll involved say how excited they are to be working on such a fine property with such majestic delight, but I imagine in both companies’ offices it was often a tremendous “PHEW!” sounds. Although Amazon Games has offered a number of interesting MMOs, so far they have only Bandai Namco. blue protocol To brag about it for next year, and that’s not the name your aunt has heard of. Tomb rider It will finally put the publisher on the map.

We know absolutely nothing about new Tomb riderNot even his name. Today’s announcement calls it a “single-player, narrative-driven adventure,” which doesn’t tell us one bit, but oddly describes Lara Croft as “multidimensional.” This is a power I’ve never seen you use before, if you don’t count returning from the dead.

Four years have passed since then Shadow of the Tomb RaiderAnd given how obvious this new game is (we still haven’t seen much in the art design), it looks like this follow-up could break the record for gaps between entries in the franchise. The last longest period between the conclusion of the best series trilogy (Fight Me), was in 2008 Helland one of its worst entriesthe awful, stupidly named 2013 reboot, Tomb rider. I expect that we will see this announced in March 2024, and it will be released in November of that year.

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