I’ll admit it, I was a little intimidated with our NVIDIA meeting, as I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into here, but you can believe I was stoked when it turned out to be a hands-on demo with Shadow of the Tomb Raider running on cutting-edge systems equipped with the company’s powerful GTX 1080ti GPUs.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest in the post-reboot series of Lara Croft’s adventures; for this round it seems our favorite digital adventurer has caused a bit of a problem by stealing an ancient Mayan dagger and setting off the apocalypse. Lara will need to fight against her old foes Trinity as she works to repair the damage she’s caused.
The demo featured more of the same smooth platforming, stealth and combat we’ve come to expect from post-reboot Tomb Raider games; new moves include Lara pressing herself against ivy-lined walls in order to move against them stealthily and assassinate foes. Not sure she really needs more than those, but hey, I’ll take it all.
With this series, really, more of the same is a good thing – both Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider were favorite games and I’m eager to get my hands on my own copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider when it launches on PS4, Xbox One and – of course – PC later this year.