Lara Croft is swinging back into motion — this time with Amazon.
Amazon Game titles and activity studio Crystal Dynamics, developer of the extensive-jogging “Tomb Raider” franchise, announced an settlement beneath which Crystal Dynamics will produce a new multiplatform title in the collection, with Amazon Video games “providing total support and publishing the activity globally.”
For now, information are sparse: The next “Tomb Raider” video game doesn’t have a title or focus on release date. The firms explained it will be a one-participant, narrative-driven experience that “continues Lara Croft’s story” and will be established in an natural environment “that rewards exploration and resourceful pathfinding, with mind-bending puzzles to resolve, and a extensive range of enemies to deal with and prevail over.” Crystal Dynamics is developing the game on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.
“’Tomb Raider’ is 1 of the most beloved IPs in enjoyment heritage,” Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, said in a assertion. “Our staff is very thrilled about collaborating with the gifted and visionary Crystal Dynamics staff to provide the next chapter of Lara Croft’s saga to players all-around the world.”
Square Enix, which beforehand printed the “Tomb Raider” game titles, marketed Crystal Dynamics to Sweden-based Embracer Group in May possibly 2022.
“Crystal Dynamics has an remarkable opportunity pursuing our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing romantic relationship is for ‘Tomb Raider,’” additional Scot Amos, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics. “Transformative is what we’re searching for, and with Amazon Video games, we identified a group that shares our imaginative eyesight, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe throughout the spectrum of choices.”
Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider franchise incorporates much more than 20 video clip game titles, which have bought much more than 95 million copies because the first entry was unveiled in 1996. The most recent release, “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” marked the conclusion of Lara Croft’s origin story. The activity has been tailored into videos starring Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, and a “Tomb Raider” anime sequence for Netflix has been in the functions at Famous Television.
The forthcoming “Tomb Raider” title is the subsequent initiative for Amazon Games’ rising roster of externally developed titles, adhering to the February 2022 launch of “Lost Ark,” developed by Smilegate RPG. Other a short while ago introduced tasks consist of “Blue Protocol” with Bandai Namco announced last week at the Match Awards Disruptive Games’ impending on the net multiplayer action-adventure video game based on unique intellectual home and an online co-op expertise dependent on original IP by Glowmade, out of Guildford, England.