We hope your screenshot analysis skills are up to snuff, because the first Shadow of the Tomb Raider images have appeared on Amazon before the official reveal event tomorrow. A dedicated thread on the ResetEra forums has also also been posting supplementary material — specifically, images of the game’s various release editions. The Amazon leaks present a number of exciting action stills, including Lara dangling from a rope Nathan Drake style, donning an Assassin’s Creed like hood at a party event, lining up a stealthy arrow shot behind an unsuspecting victim, and clinging to a beam waist-deep in water while the overhead storm rages on.
Just yesterday, the official Tomb Raider twitter account mentioned that Lara’s adventure will be a race to stop the Mayan apocalypse. We’re not sure what this spells out for the core gameplay, but if anything, it may simply mean an updated set of abilities and upgrades compared with those implemented in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The ResetEra photos indicate Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available in multiple editions:
- Standard Edition
- Croft Edition
- Digital Croft Edition
- Digital Deluxe Edition
- Collector’s/Ultimate Edition — features base game, OST, three extra weapons/outfits, steelbook, Lara Croft statue and climbing-axe bottle opener
The PlayStation 4 box art sports the same cover revealed to fans as part of Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s weekly Path of the Stars puzzle challenge:
ResetEra member NeoRaider also claimed that “Sam, Reyes and Jonah will join (Lara Croft) in this adventure”, however, Camilla Luddington (who will be reprising her role as Lara’s voice actress) later said in a tweet that it was “not true”.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out September 14, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Stay tuned to Gameranx for more coverage as it breaks.
Update: It appears Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s introductory sequences take place on Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead. Further gameplay details are listed below.
Update 2: Leaked trailer
Update 3: Additional intel from an unnamed Spanish magazine suggests the main game lasts between 13 and 15 hours minus side missions, weapons will have a stealth focus, and that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be followed by more independent titles starring the current (not classic) Lara.