Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s launch date has leaked

Ahead of a proper announcement expected at 15:00 today, source code on the website of the maybe-but-almost-definitely-called Shadow of the Tomb Raider has accidentally disclosed the game’s launch date, platforms, and some (but not much) of what it’s about.

In what must be one of the most obvious oopsies ever, info in the website’s HTML source code that everybody using a browser can look at confirms that the game will be out on 14 September on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 – so no timed exclusivity this time, apparently – and that it’s “the climactic finale of Lara’s origin story”. The name “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is also in it, so I guess we know now, and something about a reveal event on 27 April.

Back in December, Square Enix promised that the game would be “Lara’s defining adventure”, and that it “won’t be very long between the official reveal and when you can play”. Does six months count? That’s up to you.

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