Tomb Raider Anniversary Will Bring "Additional Franchise Announcements" Later In Year
It's the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider, and a recent press release suggests we will hear more about Lara Croft in the near future.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have kicked off their year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, and the press release suggests that fans can "look forward to additional franchise announcements over the course of the year." However, it's unclear what exactly this means for the video game side of the equation, especially when it comes to a hypothetical follow-up to the recent Tomb Raider reboot trilogy.
In the above video released for the anniversary, franchise game director Will Kerslake says that the developer "has no plans for a major game announcement in the near future," which seems to put a damper on hopes for a big-budget sequel reveal. In the past decade, however, the Tomb Raider franchise has expanded to include mobile games like the recently announced Tomb Raider Reloaded, as well as Lara Croft Go and the well-received Lara Croft spin-off series.
In terms of the franchise's multimedia efforts, Square Enix recently announced a Tomb Raider anime series that will debut on Netflix. The film reboot series will also continue, with Lovecraft Country's Misha Green taking the helm as writer and director on the next entry. According to the video, future installments of the core video game series will attempt to reconcile the new reboot trilogy with the more confident globe-trotting Lara seen in the original games.