Netflix Releases Teaser for Tomb Raider Anime, Promising Lara’s Biggest Adventure Yet
The highly anticipated Tomb Raider anime from Netflix and Square Enix is finally gaining momentum, as a new trailer confirms that Lara Croft’s next big adventure is officially underway. This collaboration, announced nearly two years ago, aims to bridge the gap between the rebooted Tomb Raider timeline and the original games. The newly released trailer showcases thrilling action sequences, featuring Lara uncovering supernatural forces amidst a barrage of arrows. With the official title of the series revealed as “Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft,” fans can expect this anime to be an unforgettable journey.
What The Legend of Lara Croft’s Title Means for the Franchise
Unveiling the title of the upcoming anime provides insight into the direction of the franchise. Following the events of the Square Enix reboot games, Lara Croft returned to Croft Manor to establish it as a base for safeguarding the world’s mysteries. “The Legend of Lara Croft” will pick up where this narrative left off, showcasing Lara’s initial adventures as the iconic character known from her early days. It will also explore the origins of her trademark dual-wielding pistols, symbolizing the transition from the rebooted series to the beloved classic games.
Loose Ends from the Reboot Could Finally Be Tied
Of particular interest in the teaser is a brief moment where Lara looks at a photograph of her friends from the first Tomb Raider reboot game. Jonah continued to appear in subsequent games, but Sam and Reyes mysteriously vanished after their Yamatai adventure with Lara. This anime continuation has the potential to resolve the unanswered questions surrounding their fates and bring closure to their story. Alternatively, if the characters do not make an appearance, fans hope for an explanation regarding their absence from Lara’s future adventures. This enduring mystery will likely be addressed in “The Legend of Lara Croft,” offering fans long-awaited answers.
A specific release date for “The Legend of Lara Croft” has not yet been announced, but the impressive animation showcased in the teaser suggests an expected arrival in early to mid-2024. After an extensive wait since the initial announcement, fans are eager to see the return of Lara Croft and delve into one of her most thrilling adventures to date.
Source: Netflix Anime