Did you expect the new Tomb Raider game titled as Shadow of the Tomb Raider to arrive on Nintendo Switch? If YES then prepare to get disappointed as Heat Smith, Designer at Eidos Montreal has confirmed that they have no plan to bring this new adventure of Lara Croft to Nintendo Switch. When asked by our friend at GameSpot about it (Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s Nintendo Switch port), Heat Smith replied: “No Plans”.
In addition to this, Smith clarified that he is a big fan of the Nintendo Switch, however, the platform is not fit for a game like Shadow of the Tomb Raider. He further added that the development team at Eidos Montreal is focusing completely on the PS4, Xbox One and PC version of the game. This was an interesting statement considering the fact that the game has already achieved GOLD status (i.e. development work on the game is complete). This statement might be a hint from Smith about the post-launch content for the game that the team has already started to work on.
In another news, Eidos Montreal via game’s official website announced the New Game Plus mode support. To unlock this mode (along with few new features), all you have to do is Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider once. The good thing is that the Skills, Weapons, Outfits, Gear and Equipment Upgrades that you will unlock during your first playthrough will carry over to the New Game Plus Mode.
Wait that’s not all, in order to increase the replayability value of Shadow of the Tomb Raider in New Game Plus mode, Eidos Montreal has added three new “Paths” that Lara Croft can master.
Choose your unique path based on your playstyle:
- Serpent Path – Emphasis on stealth and subterfuge. Take down your foes one by one, using sound and decoys to sow chaos among their ranks. Mud and camoflague let you lash out your foes before slipping back into the shadows.
- Jaguar Path – Emphasis on hunting and combat. Strike down your enemies with an unrivaled ferocity. Your agility and close-ranged prowess tear through your enemies with knife takedowns.
- Eagle Path – Emphasis on traversal and resourcefulness. Observe your enemies from afar, scouting out to plan your next attack. Traverse with ease, attacking enemies from long range.
Coming to the rewards that you will unlock in the new Game Plus mode: “Each chosen path will unlock a variety of exclusive rewards that further compliment your playstyle and gameplay. By selecting a path, you’ll unlock mastery skills featuring a variety of unique new abilities. From Jaguar Rage to Eagle Sight, each skill expands your gameplay. On top of the new skills available, chosen Paths feature unique themed weapons and outfits that further take your game.”