A new novel based on the recent reincarnation of the Tomb Raider franchise is on its way and is set to bridge the gap between Tomb Raider and the recently announced Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is being co written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent and is hopefully going to be available this October. The story takes place almost straight away after the events of the recent Tomb Raider and will see the return of both Lara Croft and Sam Nishimura who was almost scarified at the end of the first game.

Haunted by what she was forced to endure in order to survive her first adventure, Lara Croft wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her. Her modest wish shatters as she’s plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose.

Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help Sam. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai.

However, Lara is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends. The hunt drives Lara across the globe, through a twisted web of conspiracy, suspicious contacts, and life-or-death intrigue, as she seeks salvation for her friend and the truth behind the legendary talisman.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was during the Microsoft press conference at this years E3. The games trailer showed a traumatised Lara seeking therapy after the events of the first game and apparently the Ten Thousand Immortals. There is currently no release date although Square Enix hope for Holiday 2015 release.

We gave the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider 4.8 out of 5 in our review saying “This is definitely worth picking up and with only a couple of comedic personal niggles, a great purchase for gamers who haven’t had the chance to play with the new Lara.”  The game is currently one of the best available games on current gen consoles and our full review can be found here.

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