Lara Croft finally goes tomb raiding in Gamescom Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer

For a series with "tomb raider" in the name, Crystal Dynamics' reboot of Lara Croft has featured distinctly fewer... well, tombs to raid than previous installments. It was a direction that had us a bit worried until we got to go hands-on with Rise of the Tomb Raider at Gamescom 2015 (opens in new tab) and saw for ourselves how intricate and puzzle-focused this new version of Lara's adventures can be. The only downside is that unless you were also at Gamescom, you might not have believed us.

Hopefully, this new 13-minute trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab), full of environmental puzzles, creepy crawlies, hidden temples, and skeletons galore can help fix that.

Of course, if that's not enough ponytail-wringing and jeep-crash-surviving for you, we picked out five things we noticed that have changed about our favorite crafty Croft:

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