It seems publisher Square Enix has trademarked an unannounced Tomb Raider game, titled Lara Croft: Reflections, in both the U.S and Europe. The trademark was discovered by JunkieMonkey and confirmed by IGN. The trademark is qualified under “Computer game software; computer games, consisting of computer software; video game software; video games, consisting of computer software,” and more.
Just yesterday a Square Enix rep told IGN, “It’s so hard to keep a secret these days! We appreciate all of the enthusiasm, however we don’t have any details to share just yet. That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December.”
This might be the very same game Square has teased on revealing in early December. More interestingly, the only event in early December that is of any interest is the VGX, (formerly known as the Video Game Awards). The awards show is usually home to surprise announcements overs; games such as Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us were first shown at the event.
This unannounced game also drops the Tomb Raider name and instead opts for Lara Croft as the title. This might not be of any significance but it does pose the question of whether or not this game is a spin-off or a direct sequel to this year’s reboot.
It was also discovered a couple of days ago that a PS4 and Xbox One version of Tomb Raider might be hitting store shelves in late January. It will be released as a definitive edition with all the DLC and an additional art book.