Remember how Square Enix were fannying about with Rise of the Tomb Raider [official site], playing tedious word games and falling silent to pretend that their neck-impaling sequel would be an Xbox exclusive when clearly it wouldn’t? You’ll never guess what: it is coming to PC after all!
Well, the word games aren’t quite over – it may or may not be exclusive to Windows 10 (more below). But yes, “early 2016” is when it’ll come our way. As I’ve been dutifully ignoring the game until Squeenix stopped playing around, I suppose now’s the time for me to flood you with details and gameplay trailers.
Square Enix say RotTR “will be available for Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016” which might be them saying it’ll be exclusive to Windows 10, or alternatively them saying it’ll be on sale through the Windows 10 app store and Steam. Don’t sharpen your ice axes just yet. I’ll shoot them a line.
Anyway, here’s what Squeenix have to say about the game:
“Now, after uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider.”
Here’s the “gameplay reveal” trailer from E3 in June:
And here’s a gameplay demo from E3 showing Lara engaged in a spot of ice climbing/falling:
At least we’re getting a better deal than PlayStation folk, who’ll need to wait a whole year after its November debut on Xbox .