Rise of the Tomb Raider launch trailer features an original song by Karen O

‘I Shall Rise’

Rise of the Tomb Raider is just a couple weeks from launch (for the Xbox One at least), so naturally we can expect a launch trailer to keep the hype train rolling. This one comes with an extra tidbit of news, past the new bits of story revealed. Karen O, frontwoman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has produced an original song for Rise of the Tomb Raider titled “I Shall Rise.”

It has an almost James Bond quality to it, where I can picture naked silhouettes swimming around while listening. Not only is “I Shall Rise” featured in this trailer, it is also a part of the game’s soundtrack, appearing somewhere along Lara’s journey.

Karen O’s previous major contribution to video games was having one of the most fun low-level Rock Band songs to play on drums.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.