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During this weekend's 2016 PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California, Square Enix and various other publishers revealed tons of new games either coming out or coming soon to PlayStation platforms. One of those games happened to be Lara Croft Go.
Gamespot is reporting that originally there were rumors circulating that Lara Croft Go might appear on Sony's home consoles. This came about after a list of trophies from the game appeared for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 after they were uncovered by Warior64 and published on the site Exophase. Sure enough, if you pay a visit to the site you'll see that there are 18 total trophies available and some users have already managed to have their stats logged on the site.
The rumors weren't just rumors and exposing the trophy list to the public was just a precursor to what would be unveiled over the weekend during the PlayStation Experience.
During the stage conference it was announced that Lara Croft Go would be making the leap from mobile devices to both the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4.
The games were part of Sony's push to broaden the scope of available genres and content on the PS4 and Vita, and Square Enix's Lara Croft Go seemed like a good fit.
The game itself features Lara moving along predetermined nodes on isometric maps, where she must complete various puzzles, defeat wild animals and enemies that stand in her way, and overcome other puzzles that require timing and logic.
Lara Croft Go sports a stripped down visual aesthetic utilizing many flatly shaded objects mirroring cel-shading. Lara is a low-poly rendition of her classic self from the PS2 era where she donned a tank top, short shorts, calf-high boots, and twin pistols. The game also contains some of the mystical elements that were present in the series from back in the day, which were modified or scaled back to some degree in the newer Tomb Raider reboots.
Most of the people are generally pleased with the minimalistic approach to this iteration of Tomb Raider, and definitely enjoyed the more classical throwback to Lara exploring foreign locations with unforeseen dangers and a focus on exploration and problem solving as opposed to some of the more militaristic approaches she's had to her adventures in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The game didn't just release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, though. Square also made it available on Steam for PC as well. Giving gamers an opportunity to get their hands on the game for only $9.99. During the first week of being on sale, you can actually get it at a discounted rate of 20% off the normal price for only $7.99.
It's a small, little isometric puzzle game with a few new levels tacked on now that it's made the leap from mobile devices to home consoles and PC.