Square Enix teases Tomb Raider news for December

Publisher suggests news about action franchise could come during VGX next month.

The future of the Tomb Raider franchise may be revealed next month, Square Enix has suggested. After a Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was spotted for PlayStation 4 this week on Amazon, a representative for the company told DualShockers that an official announcement of some kind may be made in December.

"It’s so hard to keep a secret these days! We appreciate all of the enthusiasm, however we don’t have any details to share just yet," Square Enix said about the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. "That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December."

"Early December" matches up with the 2013 Spike VGX, the name of the event formerly known as the Spike VGAs. The event is scheduled for December 7 and will be broadcast on TV and streamed online.

According to the Amazon product description, the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be released on PS4 and another unspecified platform in January 2014 with all of the original game's DLC. In addition, a Tomb Raider sequel is currently in development for next-generation consoles.

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gargungulunk
gargungulunk

Awesome! 

I've skipped this game till just now, and I would have paid double for it...

Glad to see they weren't discouraged by their insane sales expectations...a lot of work went into the game.

soulless4now
soulless4now

They'll complain about sales for the next game too...

SE, give us a new IP or something. 

emperiox
emperiox

Square enix going to pull the same shit with Deus Ex: The fail. They're going to get people hyped up and then be like "Surprise! It's a fucking game for your phone!"

toddx77
toddx77

Can't wait for the next game.  I loved the first one and really liked how it felt like Lost.

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

projected sales, nothing short of 25 million

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Bah! I don't care about a PS4 port or whatever it will be. Just give me news on the next TR game. I'm thirsting for it!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I'm anticipating official announcements for the Definitive Edition and a sequel to the last game.

I'm OK with that.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

After Eidos got rid of Stephane D'Astous this year, after being at the helm of the Montreal studio for many years, talking about Eidos "lack of leadership, lack of courage, and the lack of communication", I'm not too sure we should expect much now. Unless they went 180 degree and now are ready to take risks, and do other things than re-iteration of past games, which I doubt very much.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/eidos-montreal-general-manager-resigns/1100-6411898/

Expect Tomb Raider 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on... on consoles, tablets, and whatever.

Or should I say: Tomb Raider 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4?


BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

If it is vgx I expect it to be the sequel but maybe it will be both the sequel and the definitive edition.

vallee05
vallee05

I prefer teases of the Hitman franchise! though Tomb Raider was much improved and in the right way! looking forward to the next game in the series but preferred the Hitman over Tomb Raider

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

I got TR for free when I got my 7870. I really liked the game and still play it on and off. Hope for a another one.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

hey enix . i want a new hitman game like the old blood money . with open and big assassination missions . not a linear action shit like absolution . that wasn't a hitman game . 

Frimmel
Frimmel

Will it have so much shaky cam in the cutscenes I don't finish it?

Kaiser499
Kaiser499

The announcement will be a "complete" version for next gen consoles.

carolino
carolino

pass

didnt enjoy TR ..

to easy

quakke
quakke

They better ditch that dumbing down.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

I want more Tomb Raider!! Awesome game!

max-hit
max-hit

More QTEs and forgettable story for those who like it.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

They found a tomb and are going let us buy it as DLC.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Fingers crossed for "NO multiplayer"

toddx77
toddx77

@Saidrex After I finished the game a though "what the heck I will give MP a shot" no one was online lol.

pszone
pszone

Maybe a remake of Tomb Raider 1 again they wont dare. Game might set after tomb raider underworld.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Nwaa... I wanted it to be news about the sequel.. Fingers crossed!

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

Bring it on!
Hope they try to redeem the story flaws from the first reboot though.

cboye18
cboye18

I can't wait to get the Punished Lara Croft version! :)

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

Uncharted: Bow and Breasts Edition is getting a next-gen re-release

God forbid they do something interesting like a Guardian of Light sequel or an actual Tomb Raider game

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

@LADIES_MAN_2013 It was Uncharted only multi-plat with the main character renamed Lara Croft.  Apart from the main characters name it had nothing to do with Tomb Raider.

Even the token optional 'Tombs' they put in just scream: "here's a tiny slice of the challenging puzzle game we could have made, only the bosses think everyone is a moron and won't buy a game that requires basic logic"

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

@Saidrex Nathan Drake is an explorer/ archaeologist, that's about the only thing it had in common with the Tomb Raider franchise, the premise.  The latest Tomb Raider game was a complete clone of the Uncharted game design.

Go play Underworld, Anniversary or Legend (or any one except AoD, that's just a dreadful game) and any Uncharted game and then tell me they're similar games or even which has the biggest influence on Tomb Raider 2013

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@the_necronomico @barrybarryk And yet she IS a pro at everything required to raid tombs right from the start. Funny that. It's an origin story that FORGOT THE ORIGIN. AND THE TOMBS.

chaser_slovenia
chaser_slovenia

@barrybarryk I think Uncharted took more ideas from the original TR games than this games from Uncharted series.


I would much rather see a solid, few hours long DLC. The game was amazing, if a little too easy, and I would like more of it, not a new sequel. And if they plan to release it as soon as next year, I doubt the difference between the games (technology-wise) would be so amazing that the old gen couldn't handle it just fine.

the_necronomico
the_necronomico

@barrybarryk it´s a reboot man... She's just a graduated student, ergo, she's not a pro at raiding tombs. See? basic logic...

Saidrex
Saidrex

@barrybarryk check you facts, Uncharted is direct rip-off of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Could this "secret" be a Tomb Raider sequel?  I'm shocked!  On a serious note, I hope they continue using tressFX and other pc features such as mantle. I also hope they develop this game for next generation hardware or pc first and not have current gen systems hold them back on features.  Also, add some dinosaurs, lions, and tigers and bears, oh my.  

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Here's hoping it doesn't completely butcher what Tomb Raider is supposed to be about this time.  But I won't hold my breath. 

Stebsis
Stebsis

@Chr0noid So what is it about? Bad controls, trying to pull those damn switches, Lara jumping 2-3 meters in the air shooting at dinosaurs and bats, and awful platforming, and never forget the huge tits :D But seriously, those old games have their charm, but with the way they work just wouldn't hold well anymore even if modernised a bit. I think the new TR was fantastic, really loved it, but I can see why some don't, but trying to go back to what those old TR's were about just wouldn't be a good idea IMO.

halBU
halBU

I'm all for more Tomb Raider games as long as long as Crystal Dynamix is working on it. Yeah, it's more "shooty" than some of the other games in the series, but it was quite entertaining. 

Flubbbs
Flubbbs

so theyre are just gonna announce the game thats already been out for almost a year?

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@Flubbbs  Ummmmm....NO. They will probably "formally" announce the sequel. I hope.