2018 has seen the rise of awesome games like PUBG, Fortnite, God of War, etc. and we are also expecting games that are set to release in the last quarter of 2018. Tomb Raider is a legendary gaming series and the new game in this series “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is set to release soon. In this post, we will share its release date, our impressions, and the latest developments.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Release, Rumors, the latest
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is developed by Eidos Montreal and it will be published by Square Enix. The company is set to launch the game on September 14.
The last game of the Tomb Raider series “Rise of the Tomb Raider” was launched exclusively for the Xbox One and later its availability was announced for the PS4 and PC platforms. However, the company has announced that the Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released simultaneously for all platforms i.e. Xbox One, PS4, and PC at the same time. It is also expected that just like its predecessor, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will use the 4k power of PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
There are also rumors that the company might release Shadow of the Tomb Raider for smartphones as we have seen the trend that popular games like PUBG and Fortnite are available for smartphone users, and Square Enix might follow the same way to increase the popularity of their game.
The latest developments and Rumors
As the game launch date is almost near so there are many rumors which have proven true and many are yet to be confirmed. So in this section, we have summed up all rumors and news.
Lara’s dual pistols are gone
Lara Croft is the main character of the Tomb Raider series and it is already one of the most iconic characters in the gaming community. She carries the dual pistol which has been very iconic but the sources have confirmed that she won’t feature the iconic dual pistols in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s director Dan Bisson has also confirmed the news and he said that the bow will be Lara’s iconic weapon.
Square Enix is working with Nvidia on the PC version of the Game
Nvidia is the major player in the GPU industry and Square Enix has announced that they are working with Nvidia to improve and optimize the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We have played the Beta of the game and we can say that the game looks absolutely stunning on the PC. Obviously, console users will compromise on some Areas but we are also expecting some good graphics on other platforms too.
Is Shadow of the Tomb Raider Coming to Switch?
As we mentioned earlier, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One Platforms, However, the company hasn’t announced its arrivals for Nintendo Switch and there are some mix rumors about its arrival on small devices. Some sources suggest that it might come to the Nintendo switch while other sources suggest that it will not come to the Nintendo Switch.
What’s the Gameplay look like?
The gameplay of the shadow of the Tomb Raider follows some core mechanics of the gameplay, you will find the mix of combat, stealth, and puzzle-solving skills for your survival. In Shadow of the gameplay, the environment looks good. So if there are a lot of enemies around, Lara will be able to hide in the environment and take out the enemies silently. When the enemy’s number will go down, she will have the option to come out and use her iconic bow. Obviously, you have the option to go out and directly challenge the enemies but it is more fun to kill them silently.
In the tombs, the puzzle factor will come into play and Lara will have to take advantage of the environment to solve the puzzles and go to the next stage. There are also times when Lara will go underwater and you will have some underwater gameplay too. So overall, you are getting a full action-adventure package, that will tie you down to your gamer chair for a couple of days.
There are also some other rumors like the game developers took cues from the Tomb Raider community. The Rise of the Tomb Raider was a good game with a great storyline and graphics but still, there were some problems that users shared on the community platform. Now we don’t know what improvements developers have made in the game but if this rumor is true but we hope that if they are taking cues from the community that it most probably will be good. Another rumor is that now in the game players will be able to choose difficulty mode for their combat, exploration, and puzzles separately. It will help a lot those players who want to have good combat but don’t want to compromise their progression by also cranking up the difficulty in the puzzle. Let us know what you are expecting from Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the comment section below.