Lara Croft is heading for mobile, and this time, the iconic Tomb Raider is taking a roguelike twist. Tomb Raider Reloaded is coming from CDE Entertainment (of Embracer Group) alongside Emerald City Games, and will see the player, well, raiding tombs. Set for release on Feb. 14, Lara Croft’s birthday by the way, players can pre-register for the game now on iOS and Android. Additionally, the game will be included on Netflix, ad-free and purchase-free, with any existing Netflix membership.
Tomb Raider Reloaded‘s trailers shows off that familiar mix of enemy combat and rock-falling hazards, but now streamlined for the smaller screens of mobile devices. Like many roguelikes, each run will offer its own perks, whilst also having permanent unlockable upgrades, such as XP modifiers, outfit upgrades and weapon crafting. Perks can be stacked, meaning the more the player earns, the stronger your Tomb Raider will get, and there is always something to do with daily and weekly challenges.
The voice of Lara Croft will be reprised by Keeley Hawes, known for her work in Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and more. Hawes isn’t the only returning figure from Tomb Raider‘s history, as the game is made with contribution from Crystal Dynamics, developers of the recent Tomb Raider reboot trilogy. Returning characters like Werner Von Croy and Winston, as well as orchestral renditions of past Tomb Raider themes, seems to hint at a fresh but familiar experience for fans of the franchise.
Pre-registration for Tomb Raider Reloaded will gift the player a golden pair of Lara’s legendary pistols, and for those interested, it can be done on the Google Play Store directly, or on the game’s website for Apple users.
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