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Tomb Raider Sequel "Well into Development," Says Square Enix
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A Tomb Raider sequel is “well into development” at Crystal Dynamics, according to Square Enix.

The publisher’s US and Europe chief executive, Phil Rogers, revealed the news in a note on the Square Enix’s website, saying:

"Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year's E3, and Thief coming in 2014," said Rogers.

"I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel - something you may have heard about recently!"

Elsewhere, Rogers outlined the publisher’s commitment to AAA releases. "I can categorically say that we're not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games,” he said.

"We plan to share a fuller title release plan with you soon on games ranging from next-gen blockbusters (the above mentioned Tomb Raider sequel) to new cutting-edge tablet and mobile games (such as the recently released Deus Ex: The Fall), to live and online PC games (our now in beta Heroes & Generals)."

A couple of weeks ago comic writer Gail Simone revealed that the new Tomb Raider graphic novel she is writing will lead directly into the narrative of the upcoming sequel.


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Comment #1 by DarkFireReaper
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:48:02 AM
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Awesome :) Fix/scrub the multiplayer please!

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Comment #2 by tripleb2k
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:50:19 AM
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Good news but please don't annualize the series!

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Comment #3 by FSparacino4
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:52:16 AM
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@1 Totally agree, keep this franchise single player! And add longer/more challenging tombs = win

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Comment #4 by aim of kronic
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:53:04 AM
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cool. didn't play the first one yet but well soon... hopefully! maybe it will be one of the free games.. wishful thinking there :p

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Comment #5 by TheGreatKoala
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:54:07 AM
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Try to make sure the game isn't so linear this time(which the first one absolutely was), and like #1 said, do something with the MP

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Comment #6 by Original
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:55:01 AM
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I thought since it didn't sell well they weren't going to make another? Ahh well... Good for the Gamer's I guess.

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Comment #7 by ViNyLek
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:55:10 AM
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Great game when you consider it new IP altogether. It's sad how far away from Tomb Raider this game felt, but I guess it's evolution. I enjoyed story and gameplay a lot, but like other mentioned, why don't we focus more on platforming and tomb raiding next time?

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Comment #8 by ATOMICKILA3000
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:57:40 AM
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Didn't Square Enix say that this game was a "failure" even though it sold like 3.5 million copies?

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Comment #9 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:57:58 AM
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Pfft. I want some Sleeping Dogs confirmation Squeenix, lose money on that instead!

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Comment #10 by DarqStalker
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:58:06 AM
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great news. Just please lay off the MP. Thank you.

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Comment #11 by wes coas 4 life
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:58:21 AM
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Good news!

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Comment #12 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:01:34 PM
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Wonder how many copies they expect this one too sell?

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Comment #13 by Yourburntstar
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:13:59 PM
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This is good news, that means it will most likely be on Xbox One and possibly Xbox 360 as well?

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Comment #14 by Leviathan v2
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:26:54 PM
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That's odd. Square Enix said a couple months ago they were really disappointed with tomb raider

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Comment #15 by Jaws as Crowns
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:30:48 PM
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SE are going to make a lot of money in the coming years.

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Comment #16 by HolyTaco
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:41:52 PM
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What's the point of playing this when Uncharted is 9000 times better!

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Comment #17 by KingLouis51
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 12:44:53 PM
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I was stunned at how good Tomb Raider was; it didn't reach the heights of Uncharted 2 but, from a gameplay standpoint, it was the game Uncharted 3 should have been. I am certainly excited at the prospect of a sequel.

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Comment #18 by TheBrute1997
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 01:11:52 PM
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Did it sell a billion copies like SE wanted it to?

Anyway, this is good news. I haven't played this yet, but it sounds like I'm missing out on one of the years best games.

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Comment #19 by l Yakuza l
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 01:44:46 PM
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Am i the only-one who enjoys multiplayer? Bow ftw :P

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Comment #20 by KyKy
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 02:11:29 PM
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@19 It is one of the only games I dont mind playing online. Although, I think Tomb Raider is better off as a purely single player experience.

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Comment #21 by Emperor 95
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 02:11:54 PM
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i thought the same as @6

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Comment #22 by Shiftie
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 02:30:52 PM
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Thank God :D

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Comment #23 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 03:16:06 PM
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This game sold 1million copies in 48 hours and has sold over 3.5million copies to date. Not sure how that translates to making a profit though.

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Comment #24 by The Kingslayer
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 04:02:27 PM
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As Emperor Palpatine would say "Goood Goooood."

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Comment #25 by skychotic
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 04:23:24 PM
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It was considered a failure because Square Enix had severely unrealistic expectations. I think so far it's one of the best selling games of the year. Still haven't played it though.

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Comment #26 by dirge
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 04:40:30 PM
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Brilliant, just lose the multiplayer this time please!

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Comment #27 by MrRedrum
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 04:44:44 PM
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Awesome news. I'm anxious to get my hands on the sequel.

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Comment #28 by cheevo360
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 05:05:37 PM
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No Multiplayer and no MP achievements for Tomb Raider 2 please. Tomb Raider 2 need have swimming sections and underwater sections.

I really loved Tomb Raider's storyline from begin to end in story campaign. One of best story in games this year too.

Square Enix shouldn't stress enough or worry much in future since Kingdom Hearts returns and that what fans want for long time and same for reboot Thief. Both Franchises that Square Enix bought us into older Franchises once again and I am sure many of fans and hardcore players exciting about those and all of us. Square Enix will be fine. :)

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Comment #29 by Phim Phighters
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 06:08:28 PM
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This is great to hear! Not overly sure why they included the multiplayer in the first game but looking forward to Square Enix building off Tomb Raider to make an even better game!

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Comment #30 by High Lord Sigma
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 09:08:09 PM
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Maybe this game will actually be considered a success by Square Enix if they can have realistic expectations and not let the budget spiral out of control this time around.

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Comment #31 by chrishaney23
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 09:41:18 PM
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#3 should be getting like a thousand upvotes! C'mon people!

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Comment #32 by TMAC 93X
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 11:37:16 PM
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Cool now scap the multiplayer please

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Comment #33 by Kisushima
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 04:49:50 AM
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If they keep the core mechanics and just add a bit more in the way of varied optional tombs or pull the shift towards tombs it'd be awesome.

People said the gun mechanics felt almost desperate. That was the point. You were never at any point meant to feel in control and the shooting was an output of that. I will say I was never short on ammo. Won't complain though.

Either way, a sequel is fantastic!

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Comment #34 by Akinokaze
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 05:59:51 AM
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The first is great and the multiplayer isn't bad [it's just not good, it's passable.]

Keep to this level of story telling [or improve it,] keep the current gameplay [minor improvements maybe and larger more complicated tombs,] improve on the multiplayer [don't just remove it completely like DS3 did, DS2's multiplayer was good but glitchy and could have lead to something great.]

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Comment #35 by HorsemanOfWar16
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 02:53:41 PM
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Got half way through this game and saw a squirrel in a tree. I haven't played it since.

[No squirrels was harmed in this story by the way :]

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Comment #36 by sleezecheeze
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 04:19:40 AM
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Good tomb raider was enjoyable. I hope the next one keeps up to standard and I seriously hope they don't even consider making it an annual release.

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Comment #37 by Goggs
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 05:43:50 AM
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Lets hope it does NOT HAVE MULTIPLAYER the last tomb game was shit thanks to multiplayer

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US March 05, 2013

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