"Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year".
Tomb Raider has seen a considerable resurgence in the last couple of years, featuring two successful games and an upcoming movie remake (Sorry Angelina Jolie). Based on Square Enix's letter to fans, it seems that the publisher is taking a more Bethesda-like approach, so we can expect the game to come out soon after its reveal. Square Enix refused to confirm the game's existence back then, but are finally ready to start talking.
Story info and a more specific release date on the third game are unknown at this time. This was interesting considering the second title, Rise of the Tomb Raider, wasn't even released yet. Cyrstal Dynamics - developers of the Tomb Raider franchise since its beginning - appear to have their hands full at the moment with other projects. While they have confirmed the game is in development, they did not offer any details on the game.
The Tweet that was sent from the official Tomb Raider account posted the following statement regarding a new Tomb Raider game.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier.
The film will debut in theaters on March 16, 2018.
It is now unknown if Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the same game that Square Enix is referring to, but we think so.