Shadow of the Tomb Raider finds Lara Croft deadlier than ever — and reckoning with her power

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After a successful reboot of the series in 2013, and a solid second installment three years later, Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider has established itself as a first-rate action-adventure franchise. But in some ways, that only makes the job harder for Eidos Montreal, which is developing the forthcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics. The novelty of the reboot came from the fact that it took Lara back to the beginning, before she had learned any of the skills needed to survive in the wilderness. How do you raise the stakes when your Tomb Raider is more powerful than ever? (Mild spoilers follow.)

For Jason Dozois, the narrative director for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the answer lies in telling a story about Lara...

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