Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the upcoming installment in the Tomb Raider franchise, finally has a release date. It’s coming out in mid-September. The announcement comes with a teaser trailer, showing us glimpses of Mayan pyramids, jungles, and heavily-armed soldiers.
The gaming community has been abuzz recently, with several leaks concerning the new Tomb Raider game. As it turns out, everything turned out to be absolutely right. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third in the post-reboot series, is on course to come out this year. The exact release date is September 14th, 2018. Unlike the previous two installments, however, it won’t be an Xbox One timed exclusive. Instead, it will come out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on the same date.
The release date has been revealed in a new teaser trailer that pretty much just came out. The video is only twenty seconds long, and doesn’t really reveal much. We’ll have to wait until April 27th for the full reveal. So yeah, it’s one of those trailers for a trailer, but we gotta make due with what we got. The video, while very short, does lend itself to a little bit of analysis. First off, the Mayan pyramids in the very last shot of the trailer clearly tell us where the new adventure will take us. A jungle backdrop is also pretty prominent, as well as some kind of black ops soldier in heavy jungle camouflage. It has all the makings of a Tomb Raider game, alright.
Another interesting repeating motif is the solar eclipse. It starts the video off, and it’s a part of the game’s title art. Of course, we all know from pop culture how important the eclipse was to the Mayans. And, knowing Tomb Raider, the eclipse will trigger a thing that will do a thing that our adventure is all about.