Lara Croft will be using a bow as her primary weapon in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Speaking to Official Xbox Magazine, game director Dan Bisson said that despite Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s premise of being the final part of young Lara Croft’s journey to becoming the tomb raider we remember in previous games, we won’t be seeing the iconic double pistols this time around.
“It’s because the twin pistols have an iconic thing about them. For this triolgy – not saying anything about later on, I don’t know about the future titles – but for this trilogy, the bow is still her signature weapon.”
Is it any less believable to kill a T-Rex using a bow and arrows versus using two handguns? Besides, the bow works a lot better when you’re creeping behind waist-high tomb rubble all the time.