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Evidence Mounts for Shadow of the Tomb Raider as Art Emerges

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

More evidence has emerged suggesting the existence of a sequel to 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, called Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

The latest leak comes courtesy of TAKEOFF Creative, a Los Angeles-based marketing agency that has previously worked with Square-Enix among other gaming companies. Though the agency’s website is now offline, a NeoGAF user managed to nab copies of logo designs and key art proposals that were freely displayed and can be viewed below:

Shadow of Tomb Raider

 

Previous reports have suggested that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is currently in development at Eidos Montreal, best known for the recent Deus Ex and Thief reboots, rather than the series’s usual custodian of Crystal Dynamics. As a further developmental shift, the writer for both Rise of the Tomb Raider and 2013’s reboot, Rhianna Pratchett, will not be working on the purported third entry.

The shift in studio has allowed Crystal Dynamics to lead development of The Avengers Project, announced earlier this year and scheduled for release no earlier than late 2018. Eidos Montreal, meanwhile, is also reportedly working on a Guardians of the Galaxy game as part of Square-Enix’s multi-year, multi-game partnership with Marvel.

At the present time, Shadow of the Tomb Raider remains unconfirmed, but with mounting evidence for its existence, Square-Enix  is increasingly likely to make an official announcement in the near future.

OnlySP’s Gareth Newnham enjoyed the last game in the series, scoring it 9/10 in his review of the PlayStation 4 rerelease last year.

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Damien Lawardorn
Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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