Reborn didn’t know it then, but he met his soulmate dripping with blood.
“My successor was taken,” Timoteo had told him as his Guardians barked orders at their subordinates and at each other, butting heads as they always did. A formerly prominent Family had taken the successor, apparently out of spite for Vongola for trampling on their pride, and threatened said successor’s life if Timoteo refused to meet their demands.
“Idiots,” Reborn had called them. Ever the composed one, Timoteo had said nothing, but the flames smoldering quiet but strong in his eyes were enough of an agreement on the sentiment.
Reborn had been called on a favor - an extra measure that would guarantee Vongola’s victory, Timoteo had explained. Reborn knew that he only wanted someone to do the dirty work for him - and who better than Reborn, who people were starting to call the Strongest Hitman and who was wholly unaffiliated with Vongola? - but he’d agreed despite the fact that there had been no choice to begin with.
It was easy, killing, as natural as breathing by now. Reborn moved on his own, tore through men and women alike with only a gun and years upon years of practice steadying his hand, and let them lie in their own blood as he strode by. Most of the deaths weren’t clean, were delivered in a careless, indifferent way that had blood splattering across his clothes with a familiar chill; Timoteo had wanted quick efficiency, had said nothing about cleanliness, and so Reborn didn’t think twice about the red on his loafers or staining his skin.
It was a part of this life. Drawing blood and washing it away.
In the end, it was laughably easy to find Vongola’s heir once he got mouths talking. He was tucked away in a random bedroom, bound and gagged and struggling despite his pallor; a fighter even though everything from his too-clear eyes to his useless squirming suggested otherwise.
At the sight of Reborn coming closer, though, he froze.
“Chaos,” Reborn said, looking like death incarnate, and felt his soulmark burn. Brown eyes met his, and something in the world snapped into place: an impetus. “My name is Reborn.”
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal Trailer: The End of the Beginning
Square Enix, Eidos Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics gave the first look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider today, in the official “The End of the Beginning” reveal trailer.
Created by a team of veteran Tomb Raider developers at Eidos-Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, the game will be available on September 14, 2018 for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC/Steam.
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you will:
Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.
Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.
Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.
Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.
Lara will be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be as she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse,
Star of the critically acclaimed 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider, Camilla Luddington makes her return as Lara Croft with yet another stunning performance in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Last night, Square Enix welcomed fans, community leaders, press, and industry influencers to events in Montreal, London, and Los Angeles so they could experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider.
Today, fans in the New York City area will be able to enjoy a Special Preview of Shadow of the Tomb Raider at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival! This free event will start at 4 p.m. EST, and will take place inside of the BMCC Theater at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Join the creative team as they discuss the evolution of Lara Croft and share in the techniques, tools and inspiration behind the series. Panel attendees will be able to witness an exclusive extended gameplay demo for the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider game.
Pre-orders are available now for the Standard, Digital Deluxe, Croft, and Ultimate Editions. For full details on pre-order items, the Season Pass, key beats in the upcoming campaign, and more information on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, please visit TombRaider.com.