The next few weeks are pretty big weeks for video game releases. One of those releases is of course the sequel to the 2012 Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and to hype its looming release, we’ve received a launch trailer for the game.
Yep, the launch trailer is kind of epic and you can see it in all of its glory above. One of the more interesting parts of the trailer however is the song “I Shall Rise” by Karen O, the frontwoman of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It’s an entirely original song made for the game and you’re likely going to hear it a lot over the next couple of weeks.
“They wanted an emotional song that captures the intensity of the moment Lara Croft transforms into the Tomb Raider, the theme of a young woman becoming an icon,” O said in a statement. “I was very intrigued by the challenge and I guess I was amidst a significant transformation of my own being pregnant at the time I wrote it. Now that I have a brought a life into the world I have no trouble relating to a character like Lara’s who pushes past her own limits to prevail under extreme circumstances.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch on November 10 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. It’s also set to launch on PC in early 2016 with a PlayStation 4 release expected almost a year later during “holiday 2016.”