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Rise of the Tomb Raider Gameplay Footage at E3 2015
Finally we have it! After being teased way back at last year’s E3 Conference where mass confusion spread around the globe about whether this would be an Xbox One exclusive or Timed Exclusive, we now have finally been given our first glimpse into what the game will look like.
During the 5:00 minute demo, revealed just a few minutes ago at E3 2015, we see a familiar sense of tension and atmosphere through the games fantastic use of lighting and design. The contrast in lighting from when Lara lights up her flare to when she walks through the cave’s exit is beautiful, not to mention the game’s ambiance,visuals and musical score. This gameplay footage also showcases a particular strength found within most other Tomb Raider games and that is the location.
Harsh, snowy mountain environment is a perfect setting to place our iconic female protagonist and we are reminded as to why we like this character so much. Lara immediately instigates a heroic ascension up the icy wall attached to her partner whilst being battered by some serious elemental weather effects. One of the best things that was set up in the previous Tomb Raider game was its ability to make you feel on edge and panic during some of the games climactic and exciting moments. We see that here as Lara jumps from wall-to-wall punching her ice picks into the mountain wall, fully supported with slow-motion and quick time events as well as some teeth shattering impacts. It seems the people at Crystal Dynamics have no problem putting our beloved Lara Croft through some serious pain and tests of character. As the demo comes to its climax, we see a montage showing some of the games other locations from what looks like Aztec jungle regions to warehouse industrial environments and teases us just a little bit more of what’s to come in ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’.
‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ comes out December on Xbox One, no news as of yet when or even if it will released on other platforms.