RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Publisher Square Enix Developer Crystal Dynamics
Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release 2015
It might be clunky, but at least the title of the forthcoming sequel to last year’s Tomb Raider reboot contains a little more truth: this time around, there will be proper tombs to raid. And, with a new technological baseline in Xbox One and PS4, Crystal Dynamics promises playable areas three times the size of those seen in the previous game, with greater detail and more extravagant set-pieces. There will be more travelling, too, since
Rise will take players on a journey around the world rather than restricting the action to a single island, Croft using further adventures in an attempt to comes to terms with her ordeal. Hopefully, she’ll meet a cast of less clichéd characters on the way. But along with bears, armed men and large drops, Croft will also have to face down Nathan Drake for the first time, since both games are due in 2015.