While we understand Miss Croft will make a bold return to the gaming scene in 2015 for Crystal Dynamic’s unsurprising sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the studio also revealed a follow-up to 2010’s isometric title Guardian of Light, entitled Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
In a press statement, the company’s own Darrell Gallagher outlined the ambition behind the download-only game, which was recently teased through a domain registration.
“After the immensely positive reception we received for our debut co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, we always hoped that we would find the time for Lara to return in another classic AAA digital arcade title.”
Taking place in the arid milieu of Egypt, Tomb Raider and the Temple of Osiris is being built “from the ground up” for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In terms of the cooperative mode, players can chose between Lara herself, Carter, a rival archaeologist, along with Osiris’ wife and son, who are named Horus and Isis, respectively.
Without doubt, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will serve as a stop-gap title in the franchise to maintain the brand’s popularity in the interlude between 2013’s critically acclaimed reboot and 2015’s recently revealed sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Currently, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is without pricing information or a specific release date, but Crystal Dynamics has hinted that the spin-off game will launch across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC very soon indeed.