Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works

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Because of course there is!

A next-gen sequel to Tomb Raideris “well into development,” Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers confirmed today. The announcement follows word that writer Gail Simone is working with Dark Horse Comics on a canonical comic that will “lead directly into the sequel.”

The news may come as something of a surprise considering Square Enix complainedthatTomb Raideronly managed to sell3.4 million copies in its first three weeks on the market. Still, the title garnered significant critical acclaim and is one of the publisher’s hottest properties. It’s not at all shocking that we have yet to see the last of Lara Croft.

A note from Phil Rogers, CEO [Square Enix via Joystiq]