A few days ago, there was an internet story that left a lot of people intrigued - and happy, especially the Tomb Raider cardboard fans who have been following the series since its inception in 1996. We are talking about the mention of two characters that have marked our lives, the villain of the first game, Jacqueline Natla, and the butler we loved to trap inside the refrigerator in the Croft Manor in Tomb Raider II. They "reappear" in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, an alternate ending that, believe me, was not to be released in the final version of the game.
The video, which is about 1 minute long, features Lara Croft in her late father's office at Croft Mansion writing a letter. He presents the butler, striding with difficulty (the face is not shown) toward the character with a tea tray, and an envelope addressed to Lara Croft, sent by Jacqueline Natla, who is in India, leaning against the silver box, which was one of the main artifacts in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and in the background, it is possible to see the pair of pistols, Lara's iconic weapons of the first game. This made us very happy even though it was not something that should have been disclosed. It's as if someone would put into the game an idea that we, as fans, would have placed as well.
All content generators, including nodes, received an email saying that this alternate endpoint was mistakenly put in place and that an Update Path would fix the problem. But we are still intrigued. We are talking about an exploration game, where any clue leads you to great discoveries. What if it was something we can see in the next game? Of course we do not know, but we'd like to. By the way, I'd love to see the braid come back. Who knows.
We'd rather face this alternate ending with a digital dig. A true treasure hunt, worthy of a legitimate Tomb Raider.