Tomb Raider Reloaded Brings Classic Lara Croft to Mobile Devices

Published: November 23, 2020 1:20 PM /


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Tomb Raider Reloaded has been announced as a new game in the iconic franchise featuring Lara Croft, but it's not quite what you think — this brand-new game has a very different look from the modern titles.

The Tomb Raider franchise has been rebooted more times than a PC running Windows Vista. The countless games over the years have kept many of the fundamentals but made subtle changes here and there. Most recently, the core franchise got a clean reboot with 2013's Tomb Raider, recently concluding in 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Today has been a big day for Square Enix with the announcement of NEO: The World Ends with You after more than a decade of waiting. Now, a brand-new game is coming to Android and iOS — check out the teaser trailer for Tomb Raider Reloaded for yourself!

Tomb Raider Reloaded Will Be Free-To-Play

Tomb Raider Reloaded will be bringing Lara Croft to mobile devices, although it won't quite go the same way as Lara Croft Go. Instead, this new mobile title is said to have a focus on action — and it will also be free-to-play.

"Tomb Raider Reloaded is a free to play action arcade game made by Emerald City Games and published by Square Enix London Mobile," read the YouTube description on the teaser trailer.

Notably, this new mobile game appears to use the classic design of Lara Croft rather than the design from the modern trilogy. It certainly makes sense considering that the original games were closer to arcade gameplay while the modern trilogy tends to focus more on tense survival gameplay.

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When is the Tomb Raider Reloaded Release Date?

The Tomb Raider Reloaded release date will be sometime in 2021 for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, that's all we know about the game for now — we haven't even gotten a glimpse at the gameplay.

We should also keep in mind that this is going to be a free-to-play title — it's unlikely that Square Enix will launch this game without some kind of monetization in place. The microtransactions in free-to-play games can make or break their reception, so we'll have to see how that turns out when Square Enix releases more details in the future.

What do you think of this new Tomb Raider game coming to mobile? Do you think it will have a good microtransaction model? Let us know in the comments below!

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