It’s the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider and we need more Lara Croft

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Tomb Raider, the debut game of the most famous female character in video games, Lara Croft. As the historic event passes, it’s unclear when we’ll see her get a full triple-A game again.

When Lara Croft first appeared on the scene in 1996, her beauty and intelligence made her an instant hit. 25 years have passed and he has shown that he has the power and influence to sustain himself. She inspired a whole generation of cool, confident heroines and even got her own gender-change counterpart in Naughty Dog’s Nathan Drake.

14 games later, and Lara is still an essential part of the games as always. That’s why it’s a bit daunting that Square Enix doesn’t have a new main Tomb Raider game to show us just yet. However, there is hope for its future.

Developer Crystal Dynamics has hinted that it is working on a new game in the series. During the community update videoTomb Raider franchise director Will Kerslake spoke a bit about the future of the series. Kerslake said the plan for the future is to unify the two different timelines of Tomb Raider: Lara’s original and more experienced self and her greener counterpart in the most recent trilogy. However, it will likely be some time before we know more about these future plans.


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It would be nice if, on the eve of Lara’s anniversary, we had a better idea of ​​what her future in video games will be like. At the moment, the only game we have to wait for is Tomb Raider Reloaded, an action puzzle that will arrive on mobile devices next year. Square Enix also released the Definitive Survivor Trilogy, a compilation of Lara’s latest adventures, as well as a Tomb Raider cookbook this year.

A cookbook isn’t exactly food for a hungry Tomb Raider gamer, but it’s at least an interesting look at all the places Lara has visited on her travels. We hope to have a new game to enjoy once the 30th anniversary rolls around.


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