Crystal Dynamics have been extremely secretive about their upcoming Tomb Raider title for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game's most pressing details have been kept under wraps all throughout development, but for the launch trailer they decided to focus on the real threat in the game.
You can check out the trailer below, which was posted up on the Xbox YouTube channel.
Due out on November 10th, in two weeks, Rise of the Tomb Raider sees Lara tracking down some mysteries left behind by her father. She attempts to find out what the clues mean and what the mysterious force Trinity is all about. Well, during her journeys she doesn't have to travel far before Trinity catches wind of her activities and proceeds to swoop in for... the kill? I'm not exactly sure what they want from her but apparently they believe she can lead them to it.
The trailer plays out a lot like a Hollywood action-adventure blockbuster you might see in theaters during the summer. Midway through the trailer, after Lara discovers Trinity's true intentions, she reveals to her partner that it's going to be a race to get the “Divine Source” before Trinity does. This little revelation puts the trailer into high-gear as they showcase Lara in Syberia, decked out in her winter gear as she's scaling mountains and performing her new aerial stealth attacks from the snow-covered trees.
There's a really cool shot of Lara firing her bow set against the light of a nearby fire... it's kind of cool. The whole trailer has a big blockbuster movie feel to it and it could just as easily double down as an actual movie. With the way some developers are going, I wouldn't be surprised if they start churning out animated movies alongside with games in the next generation of gaming.
Anyway, with the trailer above we at least know why Lara is being pursued by henchman with guns in Rise of the Tomb Raider. I suppose it's a better setup than the mercenary zealots from the Tomb Raider reboot who seemed to be about as well armed as an organized military force.
However, the well-armed Trinity will be matching wits with a far more experienced and equally well-armed Lara Croft this time around. She has more options to upgrade her bow, more options to take down enemies with stealth attacks, new items and unlockable cards that can be used to greatly alter the gameplay.
As mentioned at the top of the article, Crystal Dynamics have been extremely secretive about the locations and content in Rise of the Tomb Raider. The only two locations we've seen so far are the desert temple and bits and pieces from the Syberia level. The rest of the game's levels could end up being a likely surprise for fans.
You can look for Rise of the Tomb Raider to launch in two weeks for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.