Lara Croft is making her Switch debut in Tomb Raider spin-off ports in 2022
Guardian of Light and Temple of Osiris are coming as part of the series’ 25th anniversary
Square Enix has announced that Lara Croft will be coming to the Switch for the first time next year.
Rather than a port of one of the mainline Tomb Raider games, however, it will instead be bringing spin-off titles Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to Nintendo‘s system.
Both titles were originally developed by Crystal Dynamics, but are being ported to the Switch by Feral Interactive, who previously received praise for their Switch ports of Alien Isolation and Grid Autosport.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was an isometric action-adventure game which was released on Xbox 360, PS3 , PC and iOS in 2010.
The game follows Lara as she tries to defeat the evil Xolotl, a 2000-year-old ‘Keeper of Darkness’ who’s been resurrected in Central America.
Players can either go it alone as Lara or play two-player co-op, with player two joining in as Totec, an ancient Mayan warrior who can help Lara out with a shield (which can be used as a platform) and spears (which can be thrown into walls for Lara to climb onto).
The sequel, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, was released the following generation and came to Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2014.
While it features a similar isometric camera to its predecessor, this time it supports up to four players, each controlling a different character with their own unique abilities.
As part of the same announcement, Square Enix also revealed that next year’s mobile title Tomb Raider Reloaded will let players choose which Lara Croft voice actor from the series’ history to play the game with.
Players will be able to choose between Shelley Blond (TR 1), Judith Gibbins (TR 2-3), Jonell Elliott (TR 4-6) or Keeley Hawes (TR 7-9) as Lara’s voice in the iOS and Android game.