There's a new Tomb Raider game and — here's the part that's gonna really piss you off — it's on mobile


Tomb Raider Reloaded

It is my duty to inform you that there’s a new upcoming game in a widely beloved series. It’s also my duty to inform you, and here’s the part I wish I could put in size three font but I’m just a blogger and not an HTML wizard, it’s a mobile game.

Square Enix has tasked Emerald City Games with making Tomb Raider Reloaded. It’s a free-to-play action arcade game that’s coming in 2021.

Lara blasts onto mobile in 2021! @TombRaider Reloaded is a free to play action arcade game made by Emerald City Games and published by Square Enix London Mobile, stay tuned for more news.

— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) November 23, 2020

The trailer that’s embedded in that tweet above doesn’t show any gameplay. Instead, it’s a time-frozen overview of the mess Lara has gotten herself in, and then a little bit of shooting. The T-Rex makes an appearance, lending the idea that Reloadedleans into Tomb Raider‘s roots.

Anyway, there’s a new Tomb Raider, but it’s not whatever Crystal Dynamics or Eidos Montreal are doing next. I’m very interested in seeing where the franchise winds up going next now that the reboot trilogy is complete. I’m less interested in any mobile game that’s not called Lara Croft GO.