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Rise of the Tomb Raider – Discover the Legend Within – Thoughts & Screenshots

Crystal Dynamics and Xbox have kicked off what will surely be an exciting month for Tomb Raider fans by releasing a new teaser trailer for Lara’s next adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

The CGI teaser trailer, dubbed “Discover the Legend Within” sees our heroine relying on her wits, quick reflexes, and trusty climbing axes to traverse and survive the treacherous peaks of Siberia and gives us a sneak preview of what we can expect to see at the Xbox E3 Briefing in 2 weeks’ time.


I have to admit I have mixed feelings about the trailer and the game as a whole. Anyone who’s followed my blog or social media accounts for a while will know that I’m not overly fond of the reboot (or of Camilla Luddington’s interpretation of Lara) and that as a PS4 gamer, I’m a little disappointed that I won’t get to play Rise upon release. But that final scene in the teaser trailer, where Lara lights up a flare and takes her first few tentative steps into the icy cavern…it almost made me believe that the old Lara is back. Perhaps I should give this new Lara a second chance to wow me.

Some other thoughts that crossed my mind whilst watching “Discover the Legend Within”:

Crystal Dynamics have also released the official Xbox One box art for Rise of the Tomb RaiderGame Director Brian Horton announced today that renowned Lara Croft cosplayer, Jenn Croft, served as the model for the game’s box art. I don’t know about you but I think they both deserve some praise for their amazing work!


Here are a few screenshots I made of the teaser trailer. Feel free to use these and/or share them on social media. All I ask is that you don’t remove the watermark and that you provide a link back to this article (or the blog’s home page).


So, are you ready to “Rise”? What were your thoughts on the trailer? Will you be watching the Xbox E3 Briefing on 15th June?

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