Two Tomb Raider games scheduled for release in 2022 on Nintendo Switch have been pushed back to 2023.
While it is already known that a new Tomb Raider game is in the works, it has now been revealed that the series spinoffs “Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris” and “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light,” which were announced for release on Nintendo Switch in 2022, will not be released until later this time.
As part of an Ask-Me-Anything thread on Feral Interactive’s Twitter page, the game developer admits that both games have been pushed back to 2023.
This last-minute postponement means that plans to play either title during the holiday season will have to be canceled (at least on Switch, both games are available on other platforms).
The Last Push
Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light was first released in 2010 for Xbox, PS3, PC, and iOS devices, including iPod, iPad, and Apple computers. Unlike other Tomb Raider games, Lara operates in an isometric view and is treated more like the old 2D Zelda Link than the dungeon invader first encountered in the original PlayStation.
Also, in “Guardians of Light,” Lara’s adventures are now cooperative, allowing the player to control either Lara or the 2000-year-old Mayan warrior Totech. The game can now be played as a single-player campaign without Totec, allowing the player to control either Lara or the 2000-year-old Mayan warrior Totec.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the 2014 game, which was released on Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and PC platforms, respectively. Similar in style to its predecessor, the game again features multiplayer elements for up to four players, each with different weapons and abilities, so you can choose the character best suited to the gameplay you desire.
In 2021, both games were announced for release on Switch, with an original release date of 2022. With just a few days left in the year, Feral Interactive announced the postponement on Twitter, stating that they “look forward to sharing more in the new year,” but no specific release date has been given yet.