We were worried that Shadow of the Tomb Raider was being overlooked this year. Fortunately, if you missed out on Lara's latest adventure you can catch up for a healthy bargain.
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Now that the third game in Lara Croft’s modern reboot is out, let’s take a look at some of the concept and promotional work that went into imagining Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s world.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is unique in that it'll be the only game in the rebooted trilogy to feature a co-op component. Part of the upcoming The Forge DLC, co-op will allow you to complete challenges with another player, either for fun or speed-runs, if that takes your fancy. If you'd like sneak peek, developer Eidos Montreal has released a behind-the-scenes video of the feature.
Fans who have dug into the depths of the new Tomb Raider have made a discovery that would make Lara Croft proud. By playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider without its day-one patch, they've found an alternate post-credits cutscene. The cutscene includes some easter eggs that weren't in the ending most players saw, and is impossible to see if you've updated the game. It's an ending that the game's developers say "was mistakenly included in the game." Spoilers follow!
This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, we raided some tombs.
What’s an extra day of playing a hot new game early worth to you? What’s the worth of two days? It’s become more and more common for video game publishers to charge players for the chance to play games early. Or maybe they’re just sticking everyone else who pays a meagre $70 with a later release date. This practice has gone from rare to common this season. Here’s what’s being offered.
Modern action-adventure games are pretty easy for me. They’re too easy, you might say, if you’d like there to be some mystery about where your cliff-climbing character should jump or which levers they should pull while trying to operate ancient machinery. Hints tend to come fast, as your hero will start muttering about solutions if you didn’t quickly come up with one. I wish these games would let me figure stuff out on my own.
Being able to tweak a game's graphics settings was once entirely a PC thing. These days, it's not uncommon for console games (or the console itself) to offer 4K or supersampling, if you don't mind a lower framerate. Square Enix's Shadow of the Tomb Raider is following suit with two such options for Xbox One X players: High Resolution or High Framerate mode.