Square Enix to Announce New ‘Tomb Raider’ Game in 2018

Tomb Raider fans can breathe easy: Square Enix have confirmed that a new Tomb Raider game is in development and added that the upcoming game will be announced in 2018.

Mere hours before the 2017 Game Awards, the company posted a short announcement across its official social media accounts, reassuring fans that “some big news” will be coming their way in the not-too-distant future.

Square Enix announces that a new 'Tomb Raider' game is coming
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“Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we’re taking a new approach this time.

A new Tomb Raider game is coming.

Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.

Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can’t wait to take you on Lara Croft’s defining adventure.”


As numerous fans have pointed out, if you take the first letter of each sentence, you can spell the word “SHADOW”, which may or may not be a subtle nod to the rumoured title of Lara’s next adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Clever marketing or not, fans can expect to learn more about the next installment in the Tomb Raider game series in the months ahead.

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