As part of multifaceted 25th anniversary festivities for the Tomb Raider franchise, Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Feral Interactive have announced a collaboration to bring Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to Nintendo Switch in 2022, which will mark the first appearance of the franchise on Switch. These are not traditional action adventure console entries but rather a pair of genuinely well-received mobile games that distilled the experience down into something new and fun.
For the uninitiated, Square Enix provides a little more explanation of these two incoming Nintendo Switch games: “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are arcade-inspired action-adventure games that combine the hallmarks of Tomb Raider, including exploration and discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving, with co-operative multiplayer, character progression and fun fast-paced combat.” Old trailers for the two games do actually make them both look pretty exciting:
Besides the news that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022, Square Enix has reiterated that a Tomb Raider anime is in development for Netflix and Legendary Television. It is being animated by Powerhouse Animation, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter from Agent Carter) will voice Lara Croft, Allen Maldonado (Heels, The Wonder Years) will play “tech expert and colleague” Zip, and Earl Baylon will reprise the role of trusted friend Jonah Maiava. The anime will be set after the “Survivor trilogy” of Tomb Raider 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.