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 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, 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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