Next Gen Tomb Raider likely being announced at VGX

Tomb Raider bannerYou know it’s a slow news day when we’re covering rumors.  It’s almost as if something huge is happening tomorrow… Anyway, if the internet sleuths are right, Square Enix is set to unveil not one, but two new Tomb Raider games at next month’s VGX.  Read on for the details, if you can call them that.

The fact that Square Enix is working on a followup to this year’s franchise reboot isn’t all that surprising.  Despite the company claiming that it failed to meet their sales expectations, Tomb Raider did manage to sell over 4 million copies, and was recently nominated in a number of VGX categories, including game of the year.  What is surprising is that there may be more than one Tomb Raider game heading to next gen consoles.

A few days ago, Amazon Italy listed what appeared to be a next gen port of this year’s Tomb Raider reboot.  Entitled Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, it had a release date of January 2014, and was listed under PS4 and one other undisclosed console.  It’s been taken down now, but vgleaks managed to get a screencap, which you can see here.  So that’s one game.

Earlier today, JunkieMonkeys discovered that Square Enix had recently trademarked the name Lara Croft: Reflections.  This is the second time that name has popped up on the internet’s radar, the first time being back in March, around the time of Tomb Raider’s release.  So there’s your second game.

There’s zero evidence that Reflections is the followup to this year’s reboot.  it could be anything.  A licensed Lara Croft makeup mirror, perhaps.  But it’s fun to grind the rumor mill, isn’t it?  The situation is further complicated a Square’s cryptic, teaserific response to IGN when asked to comment on these rumors.

“It’s so hard to keep a secret these days! We appreciate all of the enthusiasm, however we don’t have any details to share just yet. That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December.”

Hmmmm… let’s see… early December, you say?  What could they possibly be referring to?


Oh…. right.  That.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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