Final Fantasy Is Getting a Dose of Lara Croft
With the future Final Fantasy XV DLC plans officially announced thanks to the teaser at Square Enix’s panel at PAX East, we now know that a Shadow of the Tomb Raider crossover is on its way thanks . But the nature of the crossover is unclear—all we know is that it’s “coming soon.”
It’s not the first Final Fantasy XV crossover—in August of last year, one of its DLCs added an Assassin’s Creed event along with costumes from the series. And to celebrate the game’s PC release, it recieved some strange Half-Life and Sims 4 content additions.
Square Enix says that more information on the Shadow of the Tomb Raider crossover will be released on April 27. Until then, you can look forward to the release of the game on September 14 and four new Final Fantasy XV DLC episodes.
The four new DLC store packs are for Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis, and the game will also receive core updates in the Spring. The game’s multiplayer component, Comrades, will also be released as a standalone this year.
Square Enix claims that the aforementioned story DLCs were created to appease fans who were dissatisfied with the game’s main scenario.
On the other hand, Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes Lara Croft to Mexico. The game has been in development since 2015 and not much is known about it. It was announced on March 15 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and its full reveal will take place on April 27 along with details of the crossover.
Some clever fans inspected the HTML code of the game’s trailer page, which contained the following line:
“Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the climactic finale of Lara’s origin story. Available September 14, 2018. Pre-order now.”
The prior game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released in 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 before it hit PlayStation 4 and PC later on. And while Microsoft partnered with Square Enix to release the game as a timed exclusive, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is being released for all mediums at once.