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Tomb Raider 2 is Already in Development

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Square Enix says development is well underway.

Square Enix's Tomb Raider reboot only came out in March, but the game was in development for a long time before it was released. Not one to rest on its laurels, Square Enix has confirmed that it's already working on a sequel for the game. Rumors about a sequel have been doing the rounds for several months, but Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers only confirmed the news this week via the company's official blog.

 

"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," Rogers wrote, adding, "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!"

Though the CEO fails to offer a release date (or even year) for Tomb Raider 2, this is the first official confirmation we've had on the topic of a sequel to this year's Tomb Raider, so we'll take what we can get. This year's Tomb Raider title featured a grittier story and a more vulnerable Lara Croft than fans of the franchise are used to. The story, which is something of an origins story, portrays Lara as a young archaeology graduate on a quest to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai.

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    HEXiT , August 4, 2013 9:07 AM
    i had no doubt after playing the last 1. it was what was needed to refresh the franchise.
    the game was easy to play in that moving around was fluid, and the maps were interesting. puzzles seemed a little easy in some case but there were a few stumpers. all in all pretty much as good as the first 2 for gameplay...
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    rad666 , August 4, 2013 9:19 AM
    Hopefully it will involve more tombs and raiding.
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    XngXtuHl , August 4, 2013 9:49 AM
    More correct to say Tomb Raider sequence in development
    because Tomb Raider 2 already exist: http://www.gamespot.com/tomb-raider-ii/
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    StarBound , August 4, 2013 10:03 AM
    I wish they would correct the naming. I played tomb raider 2 over a decade ago and my memory of it wasn't as pleasant as the original.

    It's just curious that they announced the sequel after saying how bad the 3 million sales they got for it was. But hopefully we will see a more puzzled experience and a new game plus mode or explore mode with enemies will be welcomed.
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    10hellfire01 , August 4, 2013 11:21 AM
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    I wish they would correct the naming. I played tomb raider 2 over a decade ago and my memory of it wasn't as pleasant as the original.

    It's just curious that they announced the sequel after saying how bad the 3 million sales they got for it was. But hopefully we will see a more puzzled experience and a new game plus mode or explore mode with enemies will be welcomed.

    I hope it's not becoming a trend to name new products as previous iterations were. Xbox One, Tomb Raider 2...anyhow hopefully it works out.

    I never played Tomb Raider (2013), but as long as they listen to the fans all should go much better. Same thing applies to Thief, which can be a massive profit--if they play their cards right.
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    Celestial88 , August 4, 2013 11:59 AM
    I'd rather have a sequel to Sleeping Dogs
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    gigantor21 , August 4, 2013 1:32 PM
    I would hope so, considering it was supposed to be out in 1997. :p 
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    shikamaru31789 , August 4, 2013 4:14 PM
    I'm dissapointed that they didn't also announce a new next-gen Deus Ex. After the recent tragedy that was Deus Ex: The Fall, it would have been nice if they'd given us Deus Ex fans some hope for the future.
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    RedundantInk , August 4, 2013 8:35 PM
    @shikamaru31789 I doubt we'll be seeing any news about another Deus Ex title until the "Directors Cut" version of Human Revolutions arrives.
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    tolham , August 4, 2013 8:41 PM
    good to hear. i recently finished playing tomb raider and it's an excellent game.
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    CaedenV , August 4, 2013 9:14 PM
    I am most of the way through the reboot and love many aspects of it, but I really hope that the 2nd part will have more interesting puzzles. The first one has plenty of tombs... but they only take 5min to beat, and typically have very little reward. I just hope that next time the tombs take a little more to beat, give more reward, and play more role in the actual story.
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    th123 , August 5, 2013 12:07 AM
    CaedenV:

    You will be sadly disappointed. Game shifts to FPS and QTE.
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    Pherule , August 5, 2013 10:19 AM
    I too played Tomb Raider 2 over a decade ago. It was, and will probably always be, the best Tomb Raider ever released. That was the golden age of Tomb Raider for sure.
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