The US video game rating board, ESRB, has effectively confirmed that two Tomb Raider games, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, will soon be released for the Nintendo Switch. Originally expected to be released in 2022, the games were delayed, but the ESRB has now rated them as “T for Teen”.
ESRB Rating Summary
The rating summary describes the games as a “collection of two action-adventure games in which players help Lara Croft and her allies search for artifacts to stop ancient gods from destroying the world.” Players will traverse jungle ruins and ancient temples, solve puzzles, and battle hordes of enemy creatures like dinosaurs, giant scarabs, and stone demons. The rating cites “realistic gunfire, large explosions,” and “red blood [being] depicted in a handful of instances,” as reasons for the T for Teen rating.
The Lara Croft Collection
Although neither of the two games is directly named in the rating, it’s widely believed that they are the ones referred to as The Lara Croft Collection. Fans of the franchise will be pleased to hear that the games will be available for the Nintendo Switch, offering a different experience from playing on other platforms.
What’s Next for the Tomb Raider Franchise?
Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the Tomb Raider franchise, is currently working on a new game with Amazon Games as the publisher. However, little is known about the upcoming game or when it will be released. Last year, Embracer Group acquired the Tomb Raider IP from Square Enix, but it’s rumored that they sold it to Amazon for $600 million.
The Tomb Raider franchise has a loyal fan base, and the upcoming release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on the Nintendo Switch will undoubtedly excite them. While little is known about the future of the franchise, fans can take comfort in the fact that Crystal Dynamics is working on a new game with Amazon Games as the publisher. With the Tomb Raider franchise now in the hands of Amazon, it will be interesting to see what direction the franchise takes and what new adventures await Lara Croft in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the ESRB, and what is its role in video game ratings?The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns ratings to video games based on their content. The ratings provide information about the game’s age appropriateness and content, such as violence, language, and sexual content.
What are the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris games about, and what makes them suitable for a T for Teen rating?Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are action-adventure games in which players help Lara Croft and her allies search for artifacts to stop ancient gods from destroying the world. The games involve traversing jungle ruins and ancient temples, solving puzzles, and battling hordes of enemy creatures, such as dinosaurs, giant scarabs, and stone demons. The T for Teen rating is due to the inclusion of realistic gunfire, large explosions, and red blood being depicted in a handful of instances.
Who are Crystal Dynamics, and what other games have they developed in the past?Crystal Dynamics is an American video game developer that was founded in 1992. They are best known for their work on the Tomb Raider series, but they have also developed other games, such as Gex, Legacy of Kain, and Marvel’s Avengers.
What is the Nintendo Switch, and what other games are available on the platform?The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid video game console that can be played as a handheld device or connected to a television. It was released in 2017 and has a large library of games, including popular titles such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
What is the Tomb Raider IP, and what does it include?The Tomb Raider IP (intellectual property) is a franchise of action-adventure video games that follows the adventures of the archaeologist Lara Croft. It includes a variety of games, as well