Archaeologist, explorer, and all-around badass Lara Croft returns for a new adventure in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the upcoming sequel from Eidos Montreal. Despite the fact that Crystal Dynamics isn’t behind the wheel of this title, Deus Ex veteran Eidos Montreal looks to be delivering a quality installment in the classic action-adventure series.
Nvidia has released an all-new, 4K trailer that showcases the stunning visuals players can expect with the right rig. The demo is running on a PC with Nvidia’s powerful GeForce GPU. We follow Lara as she scales ancient Mayan ruins and into a dangerous cave system. Check out the gameplay below:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider features a more seasoned Lara, who is adventuring in Latin America in search of an ancient Mayan relic. Her search quickly becomes a race against time when Trinity shows up to find the artifact, which they believe will help them take over the world. Lara will have to once again face the dangerous underground world of ancient tombs, booby traps, and supernatural forces. But when Lara sparks the end of the world foretold by the Mayans during her quest, has the explorer finally met her match?
Luckily, Lara is bringing a few new tools with her, as she treks through the South American jungles. Most impressive is her ability to use camouflage to hunt down her enemies. She can cover herself in mud to blend in with her environment and strike fear into her enemies. In fact, the use of fear is a big part of her technique this time around.
“The emotion of fear is a driving force in combat,” level designer Arne Oehme told VG 24/7. “When Lara strikes fear into her enemies, she’s like a predator. They feel like the jungle itself is attacking them. She’s reached the pinnacle of her craft.”
Lara can hang subdued enemies from trees to scare her other targets — not unlike the predator system in the Batman: Arkham games. Or she can use “fear arrows” covered in a powerful hallucinogen to literally inject fear into her enemies. With so many new tricks, this is a Lara Croft you absolutely don’t want to mess with.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out on Sept. 14, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.