Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have confirmed a much-rumoured new Tomb Raider game. A prequel of sorts, the game sees an inexperienced Lara Croft shipwrecked on a mysterious island.

“After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive.”

No platforms and no release window have been announced.

Until the franchise's most recent outing - the excellent isometric co-op puzzle-crawler, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - the Tomb Raider series had been in steady decline.