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Rise of the Tomb Raider Trailer Sees Lara Climb A Mountain


If you don’t have time to watch the recently released Rise of the Tomb Raider CG trailer, I just pretty much described its entirety in the headline. It may be a bit too basic of a description (she totally falls a bit while climbing the side!), but it sums up an ultimately pointless trailer hyping up an actually interesting official world premiere reveal during the Xbox E3 2015 briefing.

For a more descriptive version, we see Lara Croft remember history’s greatest adventurers and explorers as she praises the search to find “something greater.” The Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer then smash cuts to Lara eyeing a mountain in the distance, as she then makes the quick ascent upwards in the pursuit of likely tombs to raid. While scaling an icy mountain wall, one of her ice picks destroys the wall’s facing, leaving her to drop wildly through the air. Quick thinking (lunging her pick at the wall again in hopes of a better effort) saves her skin, lets her climb to a cave opening and start the search for “the secrets of the world.”

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The trailer looks gorgeous to an unreal degree. Literally; this Rise of the Tomb Raider footage seems to be indicative only of a mocked up computer-generated imagery, similar to that we see in Halo: The Master Chief Collection (more specifically in Halo 2: Anniversary cutscenes). Most people paying attention to what Xbox has been doing would have already expected Microsoft to spend some time showing off their timed exclusive during E3 2015, so ultimately they’re just showing off how well they can make a game trailer look. Hats off to whoever created it; it will make the game look more visually stunning than it likely will be.

At least we get a look at the Rise of the Tomb Raider box art, which does look rather different compared to what other third person action shooter titles try to pull off.

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