Watch the chilly new trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft does some ice climbing in her new E3 preview.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Jun 1, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:10 pm CDT

Most people associate Lara Croft with jungles and other tropical locales owing to, you know, the recurring short-shorts.

Lara makes a change from her usual haunts by doing some ice climbing in a new cinematic trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider series that seeks to make Lara less of a sex object and more an explorer who relies on her resilience and inventiveness.

This trailer is teasing the gameplay reveal we will undoubtedly see at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2015 press briefing on June 15, the day before E3 begins.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was announced at Gamescom 2014 as an Xbox exclusive, a move that angered some gamers until it was announced that it’s a limited-time exclusive, and the game will at some point be offered on non-Xbox platforms. Without these types of exclusivity deals, some games may never be developed at all.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One during the 2015 holiday season. The expiration date of the exclusivity deal has not been disclosed by Microsoft.

Image via Xbox/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 1, 2015, 1:07 pm CDT