The popular adventure lady character in movies and games Lara Croft is soon going to make its mobile debut as Square Enix’s Lara Croft GO, the mobile game version featuring the adventures of a British archaeologist, is finally set for release next Thursday, August 27. The game based on the Hit Tomb Raider series will cost $5 and will be available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone as well.
First announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the new game, Lara Croft GO, is a successor to the Hitman GO. The move, according to the company is to provide those who do not have access to expensive gaming consoles the chance to play premium games.
The overall theme of the upcoming game might not appeal to those looking for violence and gore. The game will show Lara Croft on missions through tombs, monsters, traps and a series of puzzles that will advance games onto the next levels. The game will be based on turns, in which players will compete against each other. Therefore, competitors “will have to carefully plan” their moves to ensure that Croft reaches the end with as less harm as possible.
The game is almost consists of only exploration and puzzle solving. The only moments of violence come in the form of kill screens that were popular in the Tomb Raider series.
Popular gaming website IGN tested the game during Microsoft’s recent Gamescom conference. They appreciated the game and celebrated its “elegant and beautiful experience.”
The IGN story drew interest from many readers, who left positive comments about the upcoming release and showed their love for the game.