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Shadow of the Tomb Raider video shows Lara's new climbing techniques

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Square Enix have been keeping a steady supply of videos coming to showcase various features of Shadow of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab). We've seen the series' biggest ever hub (opens in new tab) and its gorgeous jungles (opens in new tab) and in this latest video we see some "treacherous traversal". 

It includes dynamic climbing reminiscent of 2003's Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness and features Lara hanging from ropes, carefully navigating a death trap made of spinning blades, and using the grappling hook she had in Rise of the Tomb Raider—only now it lets her swing around like Spider-Man. With luck all this will add up to a movement system more interesting than we've seen in the rebooted series so far, which has tended to be about pushing in the direction you need to go and watching as a climbing animation happens—at least until something collapses beneath you. 

Near the end of this video Lara does land on a rooftop that immediately crumbles and sends her toward a flooding river, so it's not all change.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is due on September 14 (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.