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Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks shadowy

THE ASIAN AGE. | ARCHISHMAN PRADHAN
Published : May 2, 2018, 12:31 am IST
Updated : May 2, 2018, 12:31 am IST

The game revolves around Lara’s story set in jungles of South America.

Given the launch timeline towards the end of the year we might see a bundle with NVIDIA’s rumoured new generation of GPU’s.
 Given the launch timeline towards the end of the year we might see a bundle with NVIDIA’s rumoured new generation of GPU’s.

Shadow of The Tomb Raider has just been announced and is all set to hit the shelves on September 14, 2018 for the PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The third and final chapter of Lara’s story has seen her grow from a lost, helpless little girl to a spirited survivalist at the end of the Rise of The Tomb Raider. This time Lara’s story is all set to take us to the lush and dangerous jungles of South America and from the trailers it is clearly evident that the theme and overall tone of the game will be much darker than the last two.

It makes sense as well, considering what Lara has seen and gone through over the course of the last two games, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if I encounter a Lara who is a stoic killing machine.

However, the game’s DLC plan rears its ugly head. It is really abhorrent that the developer has seemingly locked story content behind a paywall and spread said content over the course of a year, just to make it look like people who pony up the cash will be getting constant content. That is far from the truth, as quite a lot of the “Season Pass Exclusive Content” includes weapon skins and other cosmetic items that are usually bundled with a pre-order bonus. It’s a shame given how much success the franchise has seen that so much content would be locked behind a pay wall. I was hoping that after the release of Far Cry 5 and its Season Pass DLC structure, more companies would start treating it like the industry standard. Alas, I was mistaken.

Given the launch timeline towards the end of the year we might see a bundle with NVIDIA’s rumoured new generation of GPU’s.

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