E3 showed us our first glimpse of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, a direct sequel to 2010's sleeper hit Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and we've got the gameplay to show it off. This new title features the dual-wielding hard-edge babe from the Tomb Raider: Legends universe, and not the quivering, genuinely terrified college-student turned furious mass murderer of undead samurai from the 2013 reboot.
Enjoy nearly ten minutes of gameplay footage, thanks to our friends over at the Playstation Blog.
I have to wonder if the character classes (Archaeologist and Egyptian) possess different abilities between each character, or if the differences between Lara and Carter are merely cosmetic. The levels morphing to accommodate the number of active players is interesting, and practical from a replay standpoint if you enjoy games with different groups of friends.
It's been a long while since Guardian of Light excited co-op action fans with its delightful blend of action combat and tactical puzzle solving. The one thing missing on release was online co-op. Sure, Crystal Dynamics later patched in online play, but it was still strange to see a game of that nature released exclusively couch co-op.
Thankfully, Temple of Osiris launches with proper online support for all four players. Mix and match local and online play, too!
It's almost too bad we aren't going to be pleasantly blindsided by this the same way we were Guardian of Light. Of course, four player co-op probably makes up for this not being a surprise.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is "coming soon." Whatever that means.