When a video description features the words “terrifying,” “deadly,” “brutal” and “darkest,” you know you’re not about to watch a furry kittens video. The latest footage from Shadow of the Tomb Raider shows off some of the pant-wettingly horrific stuff that Lara Croft will come across on her low-profile perambulation to avert the apocalypse.

Check it out…

As you can see, there’s no shortage of spiky protruberances, fire, flames, more spike things, spinning wheels, deep chasms, and former explorers being strung up by the neck. The stark warning to take away from this video is tres simple: you are going to die.

The Deadly Tombs footage follows a similarly hazardous piece that Square Enix released last week, titled Treacherous Traversals. In the video, we see an intrepid Lara Croft scaling rock faces, balancing atop rotating machines, abseiling, leaping from vines, and trying to navigate a flooded town in a monsoon. This is going to be easy…!

I know I’d mentioned previously that I had questions about the graphical quality of Shadow of the Tomb Raider after viewing the E3 footage, but on the strength of these videos – and indeed the luscious Paititi feature – I think it all looks fab. That being said, there is a clear disparity between the quality of the graphics in the E3 videos and these latest offerings, so I guess the team has made significant progress on the title since its initial announcement?

Anyway, I’m sure Lara’s death animations will be spectacular, which is just as well because I’ve got a feeling there will be a few of them…

What are you most looking forward to about Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

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