June 18, 2015

Lara Croft GO - Turn-Based Puzzle Game Announced at E3

With most of the attention focused on the big Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay reveal on the Microsoft stage this week at E3, this little gem may have flown in under the radar. Lara Croft GO, a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices, is being developed by Square Enix Montréal, the team responsible for the critically acclaimed Hitman GO and the upcoming Hitman Sniper.

Unlike the fast-twitch action of Lara Croft Relic Run, Lara Croft GO proceeds at a more sedate pace with simple yet lush graphics, an atmospheric soundtrack, and puzzles with escalating degrees of difficulty. Check out the official trailer below, as well as this gameplay demo featuring developers Daniel Lutz and Patrick Naud.

Lara Croft GO promises 40 levels totalling 4-5 hours of gameplay. It will be released on mobile phones and tablets later this year.


  1. Is it crazy that I'm more excited about this than Rise of the Tomb Raider? :D

    1. OK, Overall, I'm not really more excited about Lara Croft Go than Rise of the Tomb Raider, but since I will have to wait an additional year for the PC release, Lara Croft Go is the game I can expect to play first.

    2. Not at all. This game looks amazing! And I hear you about the exclusive. I'm planning to buy an Xbox One, but it's still not sitting right with me. It's hard to be enthusiastic about a game that so many of my friends will not be able to play. :(

    3. Thank you for the reply, Stella! Are you planning to buy an Xbox One just because of Rise of the Tomb Raider? But that would be according to Microsoft's plan! :) But I understand; waiting for a release on a different platform is not easy; especially if you're the mother of the Tomb Raider community! ;)

    4. I have a 360 now, so I've actually been thinking about upgrading for a while. There weren't too many games I wanted, but at E3 they announced backward compatibility for 360 games and streaming on Windows 10 PCs, both of which are big plusses for me. So I will definitely be getting one. I still feel conflicted though. Like I said, it's hard to get excited when most of the fans will not be playing along with me. :(

    5. I see. Yes, in any case, the exclusivity is very aggravating. I really hope it's not gonna take the enjoyment from you. We who won't have an Xbox One will get to play it eventually. :)