Square Enix has revealed that Edios Montreal has developed a multiplayer component for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
Every game has multiplayer nowadays. Strong single player games like Uncharted, Spec Ops: The Line and Assassin’s Creed among others have all received multiplayer with wildly different results. It turns out that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, previously thought to be a single player game, will be getting its own multiplayer component.
In a the final episode in The Final Hours of Tomb Raider, host Zachary Levi confirmed that multiplayer will be included in Tomb Raider. The catch is that multiplayer is not being developed by Crystal Dynamics, but Eidos Montreal instead. Yes, the developers of Deus Ex: Human Revolution are developing multiplayer for Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider multiplayer will be similar to Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Players pick one of many iconic Tomb Raider characters and are then split into two small teams competing against one another in 3rd-person shooting action. There is a strong emphasis placed on traversal. Traps will also play a huge roll in the game with players being able to set up lightning rods, booby trap ammo boxes and much more. As a bonus, Zachary Levi will be a playable character in the multiplayer and voiced by himself.
The single player portion of the game is being developed by Crystal Dynamics. The team has confirmed that the multiplayer was inspired by the work done on Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Tomb Raider is out March 5, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Check out the multiplayer of Tomb Raider below: