New Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer Shows Off a Much Darker Lara

After being officially revealed last month, Square Enix has officially unveiled more of Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the form of a brand new trailer, giving us a glimpse at a Tomb Raider game that seems to be much darker than anything we’ve ever seen. In the trailer (which you can check out below), we get a glimpse at a much more vicious Lara, as she stalks a group of soldiers through a forest before interrupting what looks to be some sort of sacrificial ritual.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will challenge Lara Croft in new and unexpected ways,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal. “Our team has created a diverse set of skills, combat techniques and equipment for players to master, and they’ll certainly need them if they hope to survive the deadly jungle environments and tombs.”

According to a brief description of the game, Lara will have to master a deadly jungle and overcome more terrifying tombs in order to save the world from a Maya apocalypse. Square Enix has also announced that preorders for the game are now live for a variety of editions; The Standard Edition, which includes a base copy of the game, the Digital Deluxe Edition (which includes the game, an additional weapon/outfit, and original game soundtrack), the Croft Edition (includes the base game, season pass, 3 additional weapons/outfits, and original game soundtrack), and the Ultimate Edition (includes Croft Edition and Physical Items, including a statue, flashlight, and bottle opener).

For more on the upcoming game, check out below for some of the key features the game is set to have, courtesy of Square Enix:

Key Features

  • Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.
  • Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.
  • Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.
  • Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will launch on September 14, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.