Shadow of the Tomb Raider's New Trailer Teaches You About Buffs

A new trailer for the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider has dropped showing off the survival skills you can use to get great buffs.

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The rebooted Tomb Raider games have been just as much about surviving and exploring environments then they have murdering dudes. The setting and world have been important in both of Lara's rebooted journeys, and they have been a really fun place to explore as you go about your day. It's something fans will surely want to see come forward into the newest title, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

This new trailer is encouraging on that point. In it, you can see all of the wildlife-themed buffs she can get in the world, from snake venom to eagle vision. There looks to be a dense variety on show here, although nothing seems too out of place to other games in the genre. Still, the idea of throwing poison grenades at unsuspecting guards is an enduring feeling across games I find. There is even an ability that gives you bullet-time reactions which looks neat. Take a look:

As you can see at the start, you can see a quick look at the talent tree in the game, which has been a big part of the Tomb Raider series since the reboot. All of this comes together to really make you feel like you are out in the wilderness, surviving dangerous conditions and slowly turning into the ultimate guerilla warfare fighter. I can't wait to jump back in.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is due out on September 12th, 2019.