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 Temple of Osiris - launch trailer
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).
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.