Lara Croft makes her Switch debut today
A different perspective on tomb raiding.
It’s hard to believe that in over six years of the Switch, Nintendo fans haven’t yet been able to play a Tomb Raider game. That’s technically still the case, but Feral Interactive and Crystal Dynamics have announced that, as of today, Lara Croft has entered the Switch library via the Lara Croft Collection.
2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and 2014’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris comprise the collection, and neither game plays like your typical Tomb Raider third-person action/adventure/shooter. They’re still action/adventures, but feature Lara’s return to puzzle solving and her first true foray into co-op multiplayer. Both games use a fixed, isometric view of the action more akin to a dungeon crawler, allowing players to survey the playing field and locate the methods to advance past numerous environmental traps and hazards.
And, of course, to eliminate any enemies standing in the way.
Each tomb-raiding, run-and-gun adventure is bursting with undead hordes to blast, fiendish puzzles to solve, perilous traps to evade, and intricate Challenge Tombs to test players’ wits and reflexes solo or with friends.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light features two-player local co-op, while Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris allows for up to four local players. Both games include the previous DLC releases in one package.
About Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an action/adventure game that combines the familiar, exciting hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise, like character progression and fun, fast-paced combat, with player cooperation and competition. Players take on Xolotl and his armies of creatures, explore the world, and solve puzzles at their own pace. Adventurers can jump in as Lara Croft or play co-op with another player joining as Totec.
About Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, featuring stunning visuals and a new story set deep in the deserts of Egypt. Lara joins forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell, and the imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to recover the fragments of Osiris before the evil god Set enslaves all of mankind. Either playing solo as Lara, or working together in up to four player co-op, players explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. All the while, players will compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.