An Australian shepherd version of Laura Croft deploys yarn and evades lasers in the jungle to rescue an innocent puppy from an evil feline high priest in Square Enix’s recreation of its announcement trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The parody debuted on National Dog Day, and pairs nicely with the proceeds from the sale of Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s custom Xbox One X, which will go to Best Friends Animal Society.
“This game trailer is intense, so we wanted to counterbalance that with cuteness. Plus, we all know the internet loves puppies,” Katy Hornaday, executive vice president and executive creative director, told The Drum.
And she’s certainly not wrong.
For the sake of comparison, below is the original Shadow of the Tomb Raider announcement trailer, which launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 14.
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