A new Tomb Raider game announced for Windows Phone and Windows

Square Enix has just announced a new Tomb Raider game for mobile devices called, Lara Croft Go. The game will be in a similar style to the recent Hitman Go mobile game that uses turn-based game mechanics to move the main character across a virtual world inspired by board game designs.

This isn’t the first time the character of Lara Craft has starred in a smaller game set apart from the main Tomb Raider video game series. Earlier in 2015, an endless runner called, Lara Croft Relic Run launched for free on Windows Phone but unfortunately suffered from confusing level design and an incredibly sharp learning curve.

Another smaller Tomb Raider game that saw release this year was Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on Xbox One which allowed up to four players to team up either locally or online and help each other navigate tombs, solve puzzles and defeat monsters from a top-down perspective. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a fairly solid game and also stands out as one of the few local four player games in the Xbox One’s game library.

The Hitman Go game was very well received by most players so the potential for Lara Croft Go, which seems to be using the same game engine as Hitman Go, to be a hit is there. The game will also support Xbox Live cloud saves and Xbox Achievements, both of which add extra value to the overall package.

Lara Craft Go will launch on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows on the 27th of August for US$4.99 with the price likely to differ depending on region. Do you like to play these smaller Tomb Raider games or do you prefer to stick to the main entries in the series? Let us know in the comments below.

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