Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel to Tomb Raider, coming holiday 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to 2013's action-adventure game starring Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, was unveiled today at Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference.

A brief trailer for the game was shown today, in which Lara Croft struggles to deal with the deeds of her past. According to the official announcement, the game will take place in locations around the world and launch for Xbox One.

"In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world," the announcement reads. "In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider."

Other platforms for the game have not yet been announced.

Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett confirmed on Twitter that she's "part of the team" for the new game.

The sequel takes place directly after a comic series announced in July 2013; as of last August, the developer was "well into development" on the game.

Tomb Raider is a reboot of the franchise and follows a young, inexperienced Lara Croft as she embarks on her first adventure. The game is focused on shaping Lara into the hardened adventurer for which her character is known.

Tomb Raider was released in 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a remake for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, was revealed at the end of last year.

For more on Tomb Raider, check out our review. Domain registrations for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Rise of the Tomb Raider were spotted online yesterday.

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