The VGX site has inadvertently revealed that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is real, but it will only be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. IGN discovered the game a few days ago when a listing for the game appeared on Amazon Italy. The publication said it was coming to next generation consoles, but sadly it appears as though it’s skipping the Wii U. Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition should be shown tonight at the VGX awards.
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IGN has discovered that the next Tomb Raider game could be called Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and is headed to next generation platforms. The news was discovered when Amazon Italy put up a listing for the game, which has since been removed. We reported earlier that Square Enix is preparing to show off two games at the VGX Awards and that Thief and Tomb Raider are the two contenders. We should find out for sure on December 7th.
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Crystal Dynamics creative director Noah Hughes recently took part in a video interview with True Gaming in which he spoke about both Tomb Raider and Wii U in general. Hughes praised the Wii U console for its unique interface design, and mentioned that he was a big Nintendo fan. He then went on to speak about Tomb Raider, which he hinted is fairly unlikely to come to Wii U. Here’s what Hughes had to say.
“I’m always a fan of Nintendo systems. In particular they really push interface design, and from a game design perspective it’s fun to play with new interfaces.”
“Having said that, it’s something that I think we would want to tailor the experience to if we were going to do it, and currently we’re offering it on PlayStation 3, Xbox  and PC, and all three of those are really trying to deliver roughly the same experience but delivered best on each platform.”
“I think something like the Wii U often asks you to do something unique, based on a unique interface so that’s something as a gamer I love but it’s something that you don’t want to do half-heartedly as a developer.”
Meagan Marie, Community & Communication Manager at Crystal Dynamics, has explained that the promising Tomb Raider reboot which is scheduled for release next year isn’t in development at this time for Wii U. There’s a chance that it could eventually come to Wii U as it was announced earlier this week that Tantalus Media are currently busy bringing a AAA Square Enix game to the Wii U.
“Tomb Raider is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No Wii U at this time!”
The Linkedin profile of Chris Slater, Technical Project Manager at Tantalus Media, has revealed that the development studio is currently busy bringing a AAA Square Enix game to the Wii U. The profile doesn’t really give any hints regarding which Square Enix game will come to the platform, but speculation suggests that it could be the Tomb Raider reboot, or the popular Sleeping Dogs.
A leaked Game Informer scan suggests that Lara Croft’s next adventure may be headed to Wii U. Tomb Raider is currently only confirmed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Square Enix has yet to reveal whether the impressive game will make an appearance on Wii U.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released a brand new action-packed trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot. The game has been given a March 5th 2013 release date and is currently confirmed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. We should hopefully hear about a Wii U release at E3 next week.