Tomb Raider fans can now start looking forward to the game’s release date on September 14, as Shadow of the Tomb Raider development has been announced to have reached Gold status. Gold status means that the game has now been finished in development, though there are obviously still a few bugs left.
Now the top priority of Eidos Montreal is going to be bug fixing, which will likely come into the game through the Day One patch that will allow developers to fix the bugs that they missed during original development of the game.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the third entry in the rebooted series of Tomb Raider video games, taking Lara to yet another forgotten civilization of Mayans in order to try and avert an apocalypse that the sinister paramilitary organization of Trinity seems to want to start. Eidos Montreal says that this will be the darkest chapter in Lara’s story yet, but we don’t know what’s going to happen just yet.
All of the previous Tomb Raider reboot games have been fairly consistent in what their tone is, being dark stories filled with magical devices and beings, part of Croft’s Indiana Jones-like character as she’s uncovered everything from a ghost queen with powers over the elements to a mystical source of energy capable of granting eternal life.
We can likely expect a number of different things that have been in other Tomb Raider games before; mercenaries and human enemies wielding guns, most likely more mystical enemies to fight much like the zombie samurai and Byzantine soldiers from the previous two games, a crafting menu, a plot full of twists and turns, and in general a wild ride.
Ever since the game was first announced we’ve learned a lot about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, ranging from our central hub location to the various ancient puzzles we’ll be seeing, and now it will all be coming together since the game Shadow of the Tomb Raider development has finally gone gold.