9th January, 2013
Here's what multiplayer looks like in the new Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider will feature the first ever multiplayer experience
in the history of the series. The re-imagination for Tomb Raider
was originally focused on the single player experience, but
after looking at Guardians of Light, the development team
realized they needed multiplayer.
8th January, 2013
'Tomb Raider' rated by ESRB for PS3 and 360; intense violence
and more detailed
Entertainment Software Rating Board shared their rating summary
on Monday for Square Enix’s upcoming multiplatform title, “Tomb
Raider”. The summary reveals details the game’s death sequences,
graphic cutscenes, and much more.
3 Video Games Coming In 2013 Worth Saving Up For
not have to be a video game industry insider to know that 2013
is going to be a wonderful year for video games. If you are
serious about playing the best games that will be launched in
2013 then start saving up right now for these 3 future classics.
6th January, 2013
Tomb Raider controversy stemmed from “limited information”
available, says Pratchett
Raider’s lead writer, Rhianna Pratchett, has said the brouhaha
over the supposed “attempted rape” scene involving Lara Croft by
one of the rapscallions inhabiting the island she’s shipwrecked
on was the result of “limited information” available at the
3rd January, 2013
Tomb Raider's multiplayer detailed - TDM, objective capture,
XP and bleed-out
details of Tomb Raider's multiplayer mode have arrived, care of
our friends at OXM US and their bulletpoint-loving readers.
Let's play a little game of our own, shall we? It's called: work
out what any of the below has in common with Tomb Raider.
1st January, 2013
Tomb Raider Ranks Number Two in Top 100 Video Games
top 100 video games of the year, Tomb Raider featuring a
fictional character Lara Croft has ranked number two while the
number one game is yet to be declared.
29th December, 2012
Latest Tomb Raider Impressions Make It Sound Like You Just
Press “Forward” A Lot
Raider hands ons appear to be filtering through the usual upper
echelons of the gaming industry, with PC Gamer the latest elite
establishment allowed to put pen to paper after a brief playtest.
However, it doesn’t sound like it was a particularly enjoyable
session, with the main impression being that the player just
needs to press ‘forward’ a lot to make things happen.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Dev Handling Tomb Raider
Yesterday, we heard that next year's highly anticipated Tomb
Raider reboot would include online multiplayer. And although we
haven't seen an official press release on the matter, the
confirmation can be found at the game's official Facebook page:
Multiplayer will be a part of the experience, and Eidos Montreal
will be handling that development aspect.
26th December, 2012
Tomb Raider Multiplayer Leaked By GAME
that rather exciting “special secret announcement” for Tomb
Raider that we picked up on a week or so back? It’s highly
likely to be multiplayer, which was (along with a few other
ideas) one of the stronger suggestions in our earlier post on
24th December, 2012
Tomb Raider: Underworld Is Free-To-Play In Browser
that there is no such thing as a free lunch in this world, but I
think you can get pretty darn close with Tomb Raider:
Underworld, where it is made available to the masses as a
free-to-play game in a browser, all made possible thanks to
Square Enix’s Core Online.
21st December, 2012
Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt Now Live
Enix has revealed that fans can now jump into the virtual action
of the Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt. Players can solve weekly
trivia and photo challenges to unlock up to five in-game DLC
items for the upcoming Tomb Raider. There is even a grand prize
of a trip to Fiji!
How Tomb Raider Helped One Gamer Develop Confidence And
something about the way women are stereotypically socialized—to
be meek, to be reserved, to be safe—that can feel limiting,
18th December, 2012
'Tomb Raider's 'Guide to Survival, Part 1' trailer
latest trailer is the first episode in a 'Guide to Survival'
video series highlighting how Lara Croft uses resourcefulness to
survive during the game.
16th December, 2012
Scoring Tomb Raider: An Interview With Jason Graves
recently got a chance to speak with Tomb Raider's composer,
Jason Graves. Graves' work will be familiar to players across
the spectrum. He's most notable for his BAFTA-award winning work
on the Dead Space franchise, but has also scored games as
diverse as Resistance: Burning Skies, Alpha Protocol, and
Crystal Dynamics: Playing the original Tomb Raider helped us
understand the franchise
Dynamics creative director Noah Hughes says that having
developed Tomb Raider Anniversary, the studio in charge of the
newly resurrected franchise got to play the original Tomb Raider
games, and playing the first one helped the studio understand
the series much better.
14th December, 2012
New Tomb Raider's not Lost
videogame industry ages and evolves a curious tendency has
emerged. Rather than the creation and establishment of original
franchises, studios are instead focusing on the guaranteed-cash
provided by a long-standing series.
12th December, 2012
Petition started for Tomb Raider on Wii U
gaming community is at it again. In addition to wanting some
Dark Souls 2 love on the Wii U, it seems folks also want to
experience Lara Croft's upcoming adventure on Nintendo's new
Tomb Raider interview: Crystal Dynamics senior art director,
talks to Crystal Dynamics senior art director, Brian Horton,
about reimagining Lara Croft
11th December, 2012
That Tomb Raider trailer now in HD
Originally aired via the 2012 VGAs last Friday, here's a HD
version of the footage which shows Lara falling, fighting and
falling some more as she battles to survive her prequel
AusGamers Tomb Raider Developer Video Interview
caught up with Tomb Raider senior art director, Brian Horton, to
talk about thier reboot of a classic character and franchise.
Read on or watch for what he had to say...
10th December, 2012
Exploitation and Narrative Responsibility: Comparing Far Cry
3 and Tomb Raider
I had the opportunity to sit down and play through the entirety
of the newest entry into the Far Cry games – a series which had,
for the most part, eluded me up until this point. The most that
I knew about the series as a whole was how highly touted the
game’s graphics and presentation were, especially given that the
first game was the premier for Crytek Studio’s new engine. Eight
years’ worth of new developers, engines, and graphical updates
later, and very little has changed. Far Cry 3 is a visually
stunning game bursting with minor details that more than once
left me breathless. It’s a gorgeous rush of ultra-violence and
open-ending gameplay that is ultimately quite fun and engaging.
All of this is enhanced by a thematically rich plot that merits
a great deal of discussion regarding its themes, ideas, moral
stance, and place within the medium of gaming as a whole.
9th December, 2012
Tomb Raider VGA trailer is all-action
new gameplay montage for next year’s Tomb Raider reboot reveals
even more of Lara Croft’s struggles to survive on a shipwrecked
8th December, 2012
Tomb Raider tops PC pre-order sales chart
Croft has had her knockers over the years, but it appears the
British adventurer still boasts box office appeal, judging by
the latest pre-order sales chart from online retailer Green Man
Tomb Raider gets extended story and gameplay trailer
showed off a new Tomb Raider trailer during the 2012 VGAs
tonight. The only video available of it is one featuring host
Sam Jackson walking around in Dishonored. If you want just Tomb
Raider, skip to around the 1:40 mark. When just the trailer is
released, we will replace the video posted below. Tomb Raider
launches on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 5.
7th December, 2012
Quality Time With Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Hands-On
occasionally controversial development period, Crystal Dynamic’s
reboot of Tomb Raider is at this point feature-complete and in
bug testing. I took the opportunity to play through the opening
section of the game – the scene-setting first hour, which
introduces the new, younger Lara Croft and her origin story.
These missing Tomb Raider games could be entombed for good
bought the first five Tomb Raider games that recently hit Steam,
and your collection is complete. Hang on, treasure hunters.
You’re still missing a few.
How Crystal Dynamics is reinventing Tomb Raider
Croft has been around for 16 years, and in video game time,
that’s an eternity. In that span, she has ridden her early
success to two films starring Angelina Jolie and had trouble
transitioning to a new generation (Tomb Raider: The Angel of
Darkness) before settling comfortably in her own specialized
Tomb Raider's art director Brian Horton talks about the
responsibilities of game developers
coming Tomb Raider reboot will give gamers a mature and nuanced
experience, its developers say, despite the controversy
surrounding its content. The reboot, titled Tomb Raider, is more
of a prequel –it tells the story of Lara Croft’s first
adventure. Shipwrecked on an island in the Dragon’s Triangle and
hunted by mercenaries, she is forced to kill to survive.
6th December, 2012
Tomb Raider and the Making of Lara Croft
seem to be thinking a bit more about killing lately, or at least
they’re trying to make us think about it a bit more. Spec Ops:
The Line earlier this year used the conventions of the
first-person shooter to question how the genre encourages us to
think. Far Cry 3’s traumatic first-kill moment kicks off a
narrative that muses on what kind of person you become if you’re
willing to murder for the sake of your friends. Tomb Raider,
too, has shown us a character driven to kill by necessity, in
self-defence, almost retching over the corpse of her assailant
after she fights him off.
Croft is back again awaiting a world of discovery. Tomb Raider
explores the intense and gritty origins of Lara Croft and her
ascent from a frightened young women to a hard ass survivor.
‘Tomb Raider’ developer talks ‘GTA 5’ competition and
possible Wii U version
interview with Now Gamer that was published on Monday, Noah
Hughes talked a little bit about his upcoming multiplatform
title “Tomb Raider.” The creative director at Crystal Dynamics
discussed having to compete with “GTA 5” on the same year in
addition to the possibility of a Nintendo Wii U version.
5th December, 2012
The Perilous Process Of Reinventing Lara Croft
it seems everyone’s been talking about Lara Croft. The iconic
star of the Tomb Raider franchise is getting a makeover in next
year’s Tomb Raider reboot — or rather, a makeunder. The new game
is a combination reboot and origin story, focusing on a young
Lara’s fight for survival on a terrifying island lousy with
hostile wildlife and human-sacrifice aficionados.
The crying game: it’s time to talk Tomb Raider
next year, Crystal Dynamics will release one of the most radical
reboots gaming’s ever seen. Devoted Tomb Raider fan Brenna
Hillier has held her diplomatic tongue long enough. It’s time to
Crystal Dynamics on alleged Tomb Raider "rape": why is death
"okay", but not sex?
an intriguing interview with Brian Horton, art director on
Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot. As is de rigueur for Tomb
Raider chitchats, the conversation soon turns to gender,
sexiness versus sexism and specifically, the so-called
"attempted rape" scene alluded to in June. But the fine details
are less of a retread than you might expect.
An Interview with Tomb Raider’s Noah Hughes
biggest worry for most long-time Tomb Raider fans is whether or
not the re-imagined Lara Croft captures the essence of what made
the character so iconic in the first place – or if perhaps her
rebirth is too much of a departure. We chatted to the game’s
creative director, Noah Hughes, to put those fears to rest – and
chat a little more about the gritty origin story.
Tomb Raider dev talks gender, says the industry still has
some growing up to do
Raider art director Brian Horton has discussed the rebooted
Lara’s position as the game’s leading lady, and has suggested
that too-few games place emphasis on their leading ladies.
Horton has also discussed ‘that’ scene, and the issues of
femininity and vulnerability surrounding Crystal Dynamics’ lead.
4th December, 2012
'Tomb Raider' preview: Three hours with Lara Croft's first
year's Tomb Raider resets the action adventure series with a
grittier, survival-focused reboot as Lara Croft embarks on her
first adventure after she is deserted on a mysterious island
following a shipwreck.
Fresh batch of Tomb Raider screenshots show raiding, possibly
harrowing chase down some crumbling, ancient corridors, we were
able to retrieve these just-released Tomb Raider screenshots by
way of Square Enix Ocean. They give us a look into the life of a
young Lara Croft, featuring such day-to-day activities as
examining mysterious, hanging bags by torchlight, shooting at a
guy with a glowstick, and zip-lining over a wrecked prop plane.
Just the usual.
Tomb Raider and The Godfather games designer to speak at
designer Phil Campbell, who was the creative director on games
such as Tomb Raider and James Bond while at Electronic Arts,
will be in Dublin this week to give a talk at the Science
Gallery about his role in transforming The Godfather from the
cinema screen into an interactive game series.
1st December, 2012
Tomb Raider Dev Diary Reveals Game's BAFTA-Winning Composer
Enix and Crystal Dynamics have announced that BAFTA award
winning composer Jason Graves is to compose the soundtrack for
Tomb Raider, with a developer diary showing Graves creating
metallic sounds to build the game's musical soundscape.
29th November, 2012
Classic 'Tomb Raider' Games Released on Steam
reboot of the 'Tomb Raider' franchise looming early next year,
Lara Croft is once again finding herself in the national
spotlight. Crystal Dynamics' latest game, aptly named simply
'Tomb Raider', is a complete reboot of the series that aims to
tell the origin tale of the famous gaming heroine herself, Lara
Croft.. Today marks the release of a whole slew of classic Tomb
Raider games for PC gamer's Steam gaming portal.
25th November, 2012
Crystal Dynamics talks Tomb Raider details, play length,
story and sequel
Dynamics, the development team behind the new ‘Tomb Raider’
reboot, took to answering some late night questions about the
game in a short Q&A with fans. Although the one-hour segment
didn’t go into great details about the game, a few small facts
20th November, 2012
Tomb Raider Writer "Working Backwards" in Creating the New
Pratchett, writer for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, talks
about working backwards to bring make the new Lara Croft connect
more with gamers.
15th November, 2012
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light now free to play via
Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available for free in
your browser from Square Enix’s Core Online platform. There is
one catch though – you need to watch advertisements to get game
time. You can also pay to have the ads removed and play the game
uninterrupted, but that kind of defeats the purpose.
13th November, 2012
'Tomb Raider' Collector's Edition announced
Raider's Collector's Edition has been announced by Crystal
Dynamics. Two special editions will be available in Europe. The
Survival Edition will include the game, a mini art book, a 15x19
inch double-sided island map, digital soundtrack, a DLC weapon
pack and a water-proof survival pouch hold it all.
8th November, 2012
Quick Impressions: Tomb Raider
aren’t looking too shiny for Lara Croft at the start of this
latest Tomb Raider reboot. Young, inexperienced, and stranded on
an island inhabited only creepy pirates and fearsome beasties,
the demo I managed to try out was surprisingly devoid of any
ancient tombs or any actual raiding.
7th November, 2012
Savage beauty: Horton on redrawing Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics is preparing to put Lara through the wringer on
a harsh and volatile Pacific isle, VG247 talks to the man behind
the visual reinvention of both icon and environment: art
director Brian Horton.
6th November, 2012
Tomb Raider setting up to be as great and redefining as the
Raider will be debuting early next year and with all of the
expectations surrounding this reboot, Crystal Dynamics is
confident this title will redefine the franchise for years to
3rd November, 2012
Rewriting Tomb Raider
"Personally, I could do with less of it," says Rhianna Pratchett.
"I'm not sure what the thinking behind having quite so much is."
She's talking about the shrieking. Over the course of the
three-minute trailer for the new Tomb Raider, Lara Croft
shrieks, screams, grunts, yelps and sobs 23 times. And that's
not even counting the panting.
24th October, 2012
Tomb Raider’s Box Art Resists The Obvious Temptation
normally only show an upcoming game’s cover if one of us takes a
liking to it. So, yeah, I quite like Tomb Raider’s box art!
Tomb Raider Preview – Lara is Back
beloved raider of our ancestors’ tombs is back, but in a new
skin, new setting and with new ways to survive while disturbing
the peace of many dead and mentally unstable. Lara is back!
Tomb Raider Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed
multiple retailers all have separate pre-order incentives for a
hotly anticipated title. Take your pick!
Tomb Raider lead writer sees “no reason” to avoid sensitive
storytelling themes in games
is their primary goal, games often portray themes courting
controversy as a means of conveying more meaningful and mature
Hands-on with Tomb Raider: Lara hunts deer, leaves me hungry
E3 I only got to watch the new, vulnerable Lara Croft shimmy
across a wrecked plane hanging off a cliff in Crystal Dynamics’
Tomb Raider reboot. At an off-site New York Comic Con event last
week, I played the same scene for myself and in doing so, gained
a feel for Tomb Raider‘s simple controls and graceful movement.
Tomb Raider 30-Minute Video Demo Released by Crystal Dynamics
see actual gameplay of Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider
reboot than cutscenes and bullshot trailers? Well, you just got
your wish as the studio has released a video showcasing about
30-minutes' worth of in-game footage.
5th October, 2012
CHILD'S PLAY TOMB RAIDER ART AUCTION
Dynamics will donate a series of artworks to raise money for
Child's Play. Established in 2003, Child's Play is a game
industry charity focused on improving hospital stays for youth
through the donation of toys and games.
New Tomb Raider Developer Video Released
upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is still a ways off from its March
5, 2013 release, but that hasn’t stopped Square Enix from
releasing a new behind-the-scenes video shot at Comic-Con
earlier this year.
Tomb Raider reboot will make PC gamers “very, very happy”
tidings come from Edge’s Tomb Raider interview with art director
Brian Horton, who says the PC version of the game, scheduled to
arrive alongside its console brethren in March, has been
specially crafted for the platform to deliver all the extra
graphical sparkle that the discerning desktop player will
Terrifying Origins Video Arrives For Tomb Raider
Raider is set to release later this year for Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 and PC. A new video will thrust players deeper
into the origins story of Lara Croft and how she became the
hardened survivor we see today!
17th September, 2012
Tomb Raider: We go hands-on with Lara's darkest game yet
Drake occasionally reaches out to touch a wall in passing.
Batman's suit gets more tattered the further into Arkham City
you venture. But nowhere have we seen such wanton physicality as
in Crystal Dynamics' short demo of its upcoming Tomb Raider
15th September, 2012
Tomb Raider dev reveals cut features, says “bows are sexy”
Raider follows Crysis 3, Assassin’s Creed 3 and a slew of movies
that see their heroes wielding bows. Crystal Dynamics has
discussed this fact and a list of features cut from its 2013
reboot, including horse riding and a young girl companion.
11th September, 2012
Video: Camilla Luddington Reinvents Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
caught up with Camilla Luddington, the actress playing Lara
Croft in the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, at Comic-Con
earlier this year.
7th September, 2012
Forgetting about older, classic titles could undermine the
future of gaming
our best intentions, video games that get left by the wayside
often stay unplayed and are ultimately forgotten. Games are a
temporal art form. They can only be fully enjoyed within a short
period of time after their release. Once a title is no longer
considered new, many players distance themselves from it and
discard it into the annals of history. Albeit with a few
exceptions, many offerings’ influence wane significantly over
6th September, 2012
Rebuilding Tomb Raider: The return of Lara Croft
Croft is a permanent fixture at the MCV offices. Eidos had
mocked up an image of her reading your favourite trade weekly to
celebrate our first birthday (which was 1999). It still stands
proud in our office today, reminding us of a time when the
Britsoft pin-up was one of the biggest gaming icons in the
Are you ready for a mature, relatable Lara Croft? Crystal
Dynamics hopes so
Croft, a name recognized by many in and out of the gaming
industry, one of gaming’s greatest icons, a woman who set the
stage for action/adventure games everywhere. If all this is
true, then why has she lost her place in the lime-light? Crystal
Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher may have an answer.
All the Lara Croft You Can Possibly Handle
of gaming's biggest action stars. She's iconic. She's Lara
Croft. How many video game characters can say Angelina Jolie
played them in a movie?
5th September, 2012
‘Tomb Raider’ Walkthrough Shows Traversal & Hunting
inch closer and closer to Lara Croft’s coming out party with the
release of Tomb Raider in 2013, the developers are starting to
give a more complete idea of what kind of gameplay awaits
31st August, 2012
Tomb Raider: Lara Croft To Make Gamers Emotional
Dynamics brand manager says the developer hopes that the new
incarnation of Lara Croft will connect on a deeper level with
the series reboot's audience.
Tomb Raider’s storyline went M to match maturing gameplay
to IncGamers, Stewart said Crystal Dynamics approached the
project from a gameplay-first perspective.
“We knew we wanted to change a few of the core pillars of the
game around. Instead of full-on puzzles, we wanted to introduce
this idea of Lara being smart and resourceful. Instead of simple
ledge jumping we wanted it to be more about dynamically
traversing the environment,” he said.
29th August, 2012
Tomb Raider to include “iconic” moments fans will always
Raider global brand manager Karl Stewart has said Tomb Raider
will contain moments fans will remember for the rest of the
franchise as “iconic”.
Crystal Dynamics not ruling out further ‘young Lara’ games
upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, due 5 March 2013, features a young
Lara Croft and a story that shows us her first adventure and how
it came to shape the person we know from previous games.
28th August, 2012
Gamescom 2012: Exclusive Tomb Raider community event report -
hands-on, demos and posters!
One of the
highlights of my gamescom 2012 experience was attending the Tomb
Raider community event. I was one of 60 Tomb Raider fans to
enjoy a private demo of the game on a big screen in the Tomb
Raider theatre at the Square Enix stand at gamescom, and then
got the opportunity to spend some hands-on time with Lara Croft
in her new adventure.
Gamescom 2012: Exclusive Tomb Raider interview with Crystal
Dynamics' Karl Stewart
Raider is shaping up to be mighty indeed, not only can you
expect a more gritty and brutal experience than you’ve ever seen
in the Tomb Raider series before, but the game will evoke an
emotional response that will leave you slightly breathless.
24th August, 2012
Interviews// Tomb Raider, Part 1: The Origins
Dynamics has proven once already that it has the chops to reboot
the Tomb Raider franchise, with 2006’s Legend. After a
successful quadrilogy of exploration and artifact-searching, the
Californian studio now wants to make the series its own. So it
is going for another reboot - one that’s much more dramatic.
Interviews// Tomb Raider, Part 2: The Controversy
part of my epic chat with Crystal Dynamic's Karl Stewart focused
on the nature of its Tomb Raider reboot, and how the studio is
angling its origins story. In this second part, the attention
turned to the recent controversy surrounding the E3 gameplay
trailer. Read on...
17th August, 2012
Latter-half of Tomb Raider to be less bleak, set up franchise
as-yet-unseen stages in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot will be
less bleak than the game's opening section, developer Crystal
Dynamics has promised.
Hands-on with Tomb Raider - the best looking game at GamesCom
and exploration are at the heart of the latest Tomb Raider
videogame and our hands-on time with Lara Croft at GamesCom
proves that she's just the right person for the job.
16th August, 2012
Surely There’s Some Sort Of Controversy Lurking In These New
Tomb Raider Screens
absolutely nothing sexist, misogynistic or otherwise
controversial about these Gamescom screens for Tomb Raider, so
we’re going to have to make up our own.
15th August, 2012
Crossing Over: Tomb Raider 1-3
characters have generated as much controversy and discussion as
Lara Croft. With all of the talk surrounding what she represents
for both women and men in gaming and the popular media, Lara is
one of the few characters in video games that arguably entered
the mainstream consciousness almost purely on the strength of
the controversy that she generated.
9th August, 2012
The Tomb Raider Reboot Could Use A T-Rex
worried that Lara Croft won’t ever get to fight a dragon again.
And that she’ll never go back to Atlantis. Everything we’ve seen
so far from the gritty Tomb Raider reboot due out next year
seems to indicate that the Crystal Dynamics is burning the
fantasy trappings off of the action franchise. And that
shouldn’t be the case, because Tomb Raider thrives on unreality.
8th August, 2012
plenty of life after Lara
not many cities which can boast a road named after a fictional
character. Back in the 1990s, Lara Croft, star of Tomb Raider,
put Derby on the video games map. A couple of years ago, the
city returned the favour and put her on its map.
'WE KNEW WE HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL'
Croft was conceived on the computer of game designer Toby Gard
in 1993, in the Ashbourne Road offices of Core Design.
Actress Camilla Luddington Brings Lara Croft to Life in Tomb
Actress Camilla Luddington brings the new, younger Lara Croft to
life in her very first virtual adventure in Crystal Dynamics’
Tomb Raider reboot in 2013.
26th July, 2012
Gamers Rejoice! A Strong Heroine!
is nearing for the release of the tenth Tomb Raider, which for
the first time offers up a new take on the franchise.
25th July, 2012
Gamers “Really Loved Killing” Lara Croft, Because She Was a
an interesting interview with Toby Gard, the creator of Tomb
Raider, over on Critical Path's site. And it reminds us that,
for all the platitudes heaped on the series for portraying a
strong female character, the fact is a lot of men enjoyed
playing as just such a woman for the wrong reasons.
23rd July, 2012
Tomb Raider: Will survival gameplay set it apart from
been told that this younger Lara Croft is weak and
inexperienced, struggling to survive in a harsh environment, but
the gameplay revealed at E3 tells a very different story. She's
the epitome of the overpowered videogame action hero,
mercilessly slaughtering her enemies by the dozen. She shoots
them with arrows, stabs them in the neck, blows them away with a
shotgun, and sets them on fire by igniting a gas tank.
19th July, 2012
ANGEL OF DARKNESS ANNIVERSARY MUSIC
To commemorate 10 years since the
release of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, composer Peter
Connelly has announced the release of the original Abbey Road
Studios music mixes recorded by London Symphony Orchestra in
18th July, 2012
Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Explores Android on Sony Xperia S,
Ion and Play Handsets
Raider's Lara Croft has been given the chance to explore an
Android environment - but only if you own a Sony Xperia S, Ion
or Play smartphone or one of Sony's tablets.
Bronze Award-winning Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for
iOS reduced in price
us, you're looking to brush up on your climbing skills ahead of
the upcoming Tomb Raider console reboot, you'll be pleased to
read that both the iPhone and iPad versions of Lara Croft and
the Guardian of Light have been reduced in price.
Interview: Meet the new voice of Lara Croft
Luddington's acting resume boasts appearances on hit TV shows
such as Showtime's Californication and HBO's True Blood, but
it's her next project that left some of her family members most
Ask Me Again In 2013: Thoughts on Tomb Raider and the Woman
get me talking about my early gaming years, you will learn very
quickly that I love Tomb Raider. The original game was a
favorite of mine back in middle school, and I was over the moon
when the reboot was announced in 2010.
17th July, 2012
In Tomb Raider, Hell Is Always Other People
was, bow drawn and breath held, ready to kill a beautiful deer
I'd been tracking for about five minutes. Lara Croft muttered
something like "I can do this," just before I let the arrow fly.
The deer ran and more scrabbling through a dense forest
followed. Two more arrows felled the deer and I went back to the
abandoned campsite Lara had found a few minutes earlier, where
the meat would be cooked and Lara would brood alone.
Hollywood Actress Camilla Luddington Talks Tomb Raider Reboot
Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics have enlisted English-born
actress Camilla Luddington to be the voice and performance
actress of one of the most famous video game characters of all
time -- Lara Croft.
'Tomb Raider' connects you with Lara Croft
Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider reboot tells a new Lara Croft
origin story. It's a harrowing tale that seeks to present the
British explorer at her most vulnerable, by beating her down and
finding meaning — and growth — in watching her get back up time
15th July, 2012
Crystal Dynamics – reimagining Tomb Raider akin to redoing
“James Bond or Batman”
Dynamics’ global brand director, Karl Stewart, has said the
revamp of Tomb Raider is one of the most “challenging projects,”
the studio has ever taken on.
Geek Host Steven Smith Digs 'Tomb Raider' Actress Camilla
Yesterday on our livestream from San Diego Comic-Con, Tomb
Raider actress, Camilla Luddington along with brand director
Karl Stewart stop by to shed some light on taking over the role
13th July, 2012
Tomb Raider DLC events will be set after main story confirms
Karl Steward (sic)
Raider franchise director Karl Steward (sic) has
confirmed that the events of the timed exclusive DLC for the
upcoming Tomb Raider reboot will take place after the events of
the main story.
Rhianna Pratchett announced as lead writer on Tomb Raider
Pratchett is handling lead writer duties on the Tomb Raider
reboot from Crystal Dynamics. Pratchett, the daughter of fantasy
novelist Terry Pratchett, is no stranger to video game
storytelling, having contributed to the Overlord games, Prince
of Persia and Mirror's Edge.
12th July, 2012
We’ve played the controversial Tomb Raider scene, here’s
what’s really happening
video of the next Tomb Raider game caused some concern. Is that
creepy guy at 2m20s trying to rape Lara Croft? Anyone wondering
was given their answer by executive producer Ron Rosenberg, who
told Kotaku that these scavengers do “try to rape her”.
Tomb Raider reboot makes you wonder if you want to play or
watch Lara Croft
feeling I got when I played a preview of the new Tomb Raider
game was one of moving back and forth between a movie and a
game. That’s exactly what happens when the scene shifts from a
movie-like cinematic and the actual game play. The effect is a
gripping, more personal story that could go a long way toward
reviving Lara Croft as a top-tier video game franchise.
Tomb Raider Hands-On Preview - Darkness Reigns
sure if I’ve ever been so conflicted upon leaving a preview
session. After playing a build of Tomb Raider for the very first
time, I stumbled out into the streets of London not sure whether
the game is fantastic, horrific, trying too hard, not trying
hard enough or... I dunno. Genuine confusion.
11th July, 2012
Games: Watch The Final Hours of Tomb Raider #1
Dynamics has partnered with video game journalist Geoff Keighley
to produce an innovative new installment in his well-regarded
"Final Hours" documented series, to be hosted by actor and gamer
Tomb Raider voice actress Camilla Luddington at ComicCon 2012
Raider voice actress Camilla Luddington will be at ComicCon 2012
on Saturday alongside demos of the 2013-bound game over the
weekend. The English-born actress was chosen as Square Enix’s
new battered and bruised Lara Croft and has been in Showtime’s
Californication and HBO’s True Blood previously.
10th July, 2012
Tomb Raider: Underworld for Mac is challenging yet dated
brand-new Tomb Raider game won’t be available until next year,
but in the meantime, Mac users can while away the summer with
Tomb Raider: Underworld, a rather belated version of the game
orginally released in 2008 on other platforms.
Tomb Raider will be playable at Comic-Con
Enix's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot will have the first public
demo available at Comic-Con later this week in San Diego,
6th July, 2012
Tomb Raider almost had Enslaved-style escort storyline,
I made a
case last year for game creators telling us more about what they
cut during development, both to tackle anxieties about
pre-planned DLC head-on and because what developers edit out
speaks volumes, artistically, about what they leave in. Crystal
Dynamics' global brand manager Karl Stewart has stepped up to
the plate, revealing that the studio's forthcoming Tomb Raider
reboot was once an ICO-style "offline co-op" experience.
30th June, 2012
'Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light' coming to Google
Croft is set to raid web browsers this fall with the release of
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for Google Chrome.
Tomb Raider Creators Say ‘Rape’ Is Not A Word In Their
people behind the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot say they misspoke
while using the word "rape" to refer to a scene in the game
during an interview with Kotaku three weeks ago.
Wow, Since When Are Gamers So Protective Of Women?
gamers heard that Lara Croft might face rape situations in the
upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, the fans went and freakin'
29th June, 2012
Lara Croft and the upcoming Tomb Raider – What do we know so
Everybody’s favourite archaeologist-turned-sex symbol, Lara
Croft, is due to make her way back on to our consoles next year
in the latest Tomb Raider title.
Dear Internet: Calm Yo Tits On Tomb Raider
now to the new Tomb Raider game. The internet’s given it a
“wtf***ery?” response, which I think isn’t warranted. If you
don’t like it, I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I do think the
situation’s open to more debate than “You raped Lara Croft,
28th June, 2012
Crystal Dynamics on Tomb Raider’s Future: “It’s Not Just One
Crystal Dynamics is fleshing out the origins of Lara Croft in
their upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, they aren’t stopping there,
as plans for future installments already appear to be in the
Livingstone Comments on Tomb Raider Controversy, “Blown out
Livingstone, president at Eidos, recently spoke out on the
controversy surrounding the alleged sexual undercurrents in Tomb
Raider, claiming that they have been “blown out of proportion.”
26th June, 2012
Camilla Luddington portrays Lara Croft in new Tomb Raider
actress Camilla Luddington has been named as the voice and
motion-captured body of Lara Croft for the new Tomb Raider game.
Luddington, 29, will star in the fifth season of telly series
True Blood, as Claudette, and has appeared beside David "Fox
Mulder" Duchovny in Californication, as Lizzie.
Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider rape controversy was
'unfortunate', explains possible scene outcomes
Dynamics' global brand director Karl Stewart has responded to
concerns over comments made by Tomb Raider's executive producer
Ron Rosenberg, saying that his colleague "misspoke", and that
talk over the game's controversial 'rape' scene was
Tomb Raider Controversy Shows We Aren’t Ready For Mature
Themes In Games
favorite movie is a Brazilian film called City of God. It’s set
in a favela in Brazil and follows an ensemble of characters
(including our protagonist, “Rocket”), as they grow from kids to
adults in the titular City of God.
The Tomb Raider Reboot, And Why This Lady Won’t Be Playing It
that I am disappointed in the developers of the new Tomb Raider
reboot would be a severe understatement. Their ballsy approach
to advertising the game, as well as their almost desperate
backtracking has nearly led to a broken nose from how hard I
facepalmed in response to the above articles (Click the links).
But the thing that confuses me more are the people who don’t
seem to understand the “controversy” surrounding this game.
23rd June, 2012
How violence in computer games can be a good thing
on the back of the recent controversy surrounding the trailer of
the new Tomb Raider game, Crossroads, I’m prepared to say
violence, in the way it is portrayed in Tomb Raider, is good.
Crystal Dynamics Non-Tomb Raider IP For Next-Gen
Enix studio Crystal Dynamics is looking for new staff to
"develop and iterate on next generation engine systems and tools
pipelines for AAA titles," and also to create a new IP.
21st June, 2012
Sex sells, but women and videogames deserve better
narrative direction of Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider reboot has
proven to be great kindle for a raging Internet fire. A young,
vulnerable Lara Croft is faced with a world that wants to break
her down by any means necessary, including sexual violence. Lara
must fend off rape, and no matter how much back-pedaling Crystal
Dynamics attempts, the way her captors reach for her backside is
all the proof we need.
Opinion: Sex, Lies and Tomb Raider
nothing wrong with sex. Hopefully more than a decade into the
21st century, everyone can agree on that. Furthermore, there's
nothing wrong with using sex as a theme in video games, or even
delving deep enough to touch on darker issues like sexual
assault. That said, if a game developer is going to have the
gall to touch on such a delicate topic, it better have its
business together. If you're going to “go there” - go there. Own
up to it, and have the artistic integrity to stand by your
Full Tomb Raider Demo Will Air On GTTV
Dynamics turned a lot of heads at E3 with their gameplay
demonstration for Tomb Raider. However, the general public only
saw part of the full demo. This week's episode of "GTTV with
Geoff Keighley" will air the entire demo. The gameplay contained
it in was only shown behind closed-doors at the show. You can
see bits and pieces in the teaser video below.
20th June, 2012
Tomb Raider – Crossroads: The Truth About The Lara Croft Rape
latest Tomb Raider instalment, gamers must protect Lara Croft
from a rape. Not only is it distasteful and crass, it is totally
out of Croft's character.
Tomb Raider: Eidos Tries to Change the Message on the
Attempted Rape of Lara Croft
ago, Tomb Raider's executive producer Ron Rosenberg described
Lara Croft's ordeal at the hands of her kidnappers an attempted
Tomb Raider story is 'informed by real life'
Responding to the controversy surrounding Tomb Raider, art
director Brian Horton spoke to Edge about the game's mature
content — which he says is "informed by real life."
There’s something about Lara
somehow unsurprising that gaming’s chief female is the source of
debate. It should be a suppose, considering just how irrelevant
she’s become over the last few years, but apparently Lara Croft
is someone the gaming world just can’t get over.
19th June, 2012
An Open Letter to the Guys Who Told Me They Want to See Lara
Croft Get Raped
week’s conversation about the fact that Lara Croft will be
threatened with sexual assault in the latest release of Tomb
Raider, commenter Yitzhak Ben-Moshe wondered “One wonders how
many sick puppies will let it go and watch the rape happen.
Disgusting.” No sooner had he said that than two people showed
up in the feed to validate his fears.
The Tomb Raider ‘rape’ controversy
watched the Tomb Raider 30-minute demonstration at E3 2012, I
was completely floored away. The game became one of my top
anticipated games to check out in 2013.
E3 2012: Tomb Raider Eyes-On: A Welcome Controversial Return
others were swayed by Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s slick wham-bam
action, Tomb Raider endeared to me. In the heart of the Square-Enix
booth, we were secreted away to see a portion of the game that
didn’t feature all of the Lara Croft body torture that the
conference displayed. What I saw inspired me to really give this
game a shot after I’d largely ignored the franchise for the past
18th June, 2012
Big Games of 2013: Lara Croft Fans Getting New Tomb Raider
Game and Movie
the big games of 2013 is coming from Square Enix and Crystal
Dynamics in March. Armed with only the raw instincts and
physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance,
TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story into the
origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young
woman to a hardened survivor. The developer talks about the game
from E3 2012 in this exclusive video interview.
Tomb Raider players may “evolve” to identify with Lara
to EDGE, Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton said Crystal
Dynamics doesn’t want to make a game “about a girl” just so male
gamers have something to fancy.
Lara Croft and rape stories: Breaking down the Bitch
let’s talk about the shitstorm broiling over the pre-release
material for the next Tomb Raider game, in which protagonist
Lara Croft is retconned as a survivor of sexual and physical
assault. This experience apparently made her the hypersexualised,
mindlessly violent killing machine – sorry, "strong woman" – we
17th June, 2012
Why the Lara Croft backlash is bad for games
issues surrounding games are more controversial than ever. Add
the word “rape” and they become incendiary. Following the Tomb
Raider reboot’s executive producer Ron Rosenberg’s statement
that Lara Croft will face the threat of rape from scavengers, as
a narrative plot point engineered to show Lara’s vulnerability,
the games community ignited in debate.
Lara Croft's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Origin Story Misses The
hear the name Lara Croft, I think "badass." The (virtual) woman
is a brilliant archaeologist, she can jump into hand-to-hand
combat matches with the best of them, she carries her gun in a
garter holster and Angelina Jolie played her in a movie. In my
opinion, the girl doesn't really need any help from anyone.
Apparently, the heads behind "Tomb Raider" -- the video game --
beg to differ. A revamped Lara Croft is on her way, and this
heroine needs a protector.
15th June, 2012
Tomb Raider: Underworld Launched For OS X
promised, Tomb Raider: Underworld has been released for the Mac
via the App Store. The game launched today for $24.99 USD, and
weighs in at about 6.57 gigs. Hooboy.
14th June, 2012
The Tomb Raider developer is not happy with the press
developers behind the upcoming Tomb Raider are not happy with
some of the coverage they have been receiving and instead of
just being grumpy about it they’ve actually decided to release a
press release to call out some of the criticism.
12th June, 2012
Tomb Raider Preview (PS3)
more hyped for Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider than any other game
going into E3, so it goes without saying that my expectations
for this title were impossibly high. That said, the minute
Crystal’s senior producer Kyle Peschel started walking us
through an extended section of the game, I knew without a doubt
that this would be one of next year’s biggest hits.
You’ll ‘Want To Protect’ The New, Less Curvy Lara Croft
past, Lara Croft didn’t need protecting. She was a fearless
daredevil, a crack shot in short shorts with enough attitude to
scare off a pack of bloodthirsty gorillas.
But in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, things will be
different. She hasn’t become that woman yet. And executive
producer Ron Rosenberg says you’ll want to keep her safe.
New Tomb Raider Demonstration Videos
Raider might have been delayed but it looks like it was for good
reason – the game’s taken a few new directions and is looking
like being a real contender.
8th June, 2012
E3 2012: Tomb Raider will not ship on Wii U
issue of GameInformer lists Tomb Raider as coming to the Wii U
next year. They have issued a correction stating it was a
mistake.E3 2012: Tomb Raider will not ship on Wii U
Square Enix support for Tomb Raider comes “straight from the
Dynamics gets nothing but love from its Japanese publishing
overlord, Square Enix.“We received a mandate, straight from the
top to make this game special,” executive producer Ron Rosenberg
6th June, 2012
'Tomb Raider' blends genres like crazy in its E3 demo
today, I saw demos for Tomb Raider and 007 Legends. The two
differ in many ways, but in one they're polar opposites: In 007,
James Bond rarely speaks except in cut-scenes, to the point that
it seems weird when his friend speaks to him and he doesn't
respond; in Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is more or less an action
game Tamagotchi, describing everything she's doing, talking to
herself like a crazy person, and breathing loudly when she
doesn't have anything to say.
E3 2012: An Explorer In Trouble In These "Tomb Raider"
battered, menaced, hungry, and alone, Lara Croft's upcoming
adventure in the Tomb Raider reboot is a far cry from her PSOne
and PC adventures from the way back. All you needed back then
was a couple of guns, some sass, and maybe a few rampaging dinos
to keep it interesting for players for the early 3D
NEW TOMB RAIDER CONCEPT ARTWORK
Dynamics have rolled out a stunning new collection of conceptual
artworks from Tomb Raider. The pictures showcase Lara Croft and
her rigorous environments and come in polygon-dripping GIANT
5th June, 2012
E3 2012: 4 minutes of Tomb Raider
Yesterday, Microsoft – with the help of Crystal Dynamics
demonstrated four minutes of gameplay from the new Tomb Raider
reboot – showing a younger, less busty Lara Croft kicking ass.
3rd June, 2012
New Tomb Raider details arrive
details on the upcoming Tomb Raider have arrived via the latest
issue of gaming mag Game Informer. They certainly look
1st June, 2012
Tomb Raider Trailer: 'Crossroads' Clip Hits Before E3
seems to be a trend towards bleak, violent trailers in video
games. First it was Hitman fighting PVC nuns, now it's the turn
of Lara Croft.
31st May, 2012
Tomb Raider trailer to accompany “very big news”
Dynamics global brand manager Karl Stewart has hinted at a major
Tomb Raider announce during SpikeTV’s pre-E3 show tomorrow.
26th May, 2012
NEW CROSSROADS TOMB RAIDER TRAILER
Dynamics have announced a second official trailer for Tomb
Raider, titled "Crossroads", will make its worldwide exclusive
debut on Game Trailers May 31, 10PM PST/1AM EST. A preview in
jaw-dropping HD is already available from Game Trailers.
Here’s a New Gameplay Trailer for the New Tomb Raider
a teaser for a full trailer but this video on Game Trailers TV
offers a glimpse of what Crystal Dynamics' reboot of Tomb Raider
is going to look like.
24th May, 2012
Chinese Lara Croft Lookalikes Handing Out Traffic Warnings in
A trio of
young college students took to the streets of Chengdu City.
Dressed in Tomb Raider-esque outfits and carrying fake guns, the
trio sent "warnings" to illegally parked drivers by firing
suction cup bullets.
22nd May, 2012
Tomb Raider delay due to “natural evolution” of original
Dynamic has further explained Tomb Raider’s six month delay,
hopefully quashing fan concerns over the reboot’s development
14th May, 2012
Tomb Raider delayed until 2013
anticipated Tomb Raider reboot will be released in 2013, despite
earlier reports it would hit shelves in late 2012.
An Afternoon Spent With $350 Worth of Lara Croft
you're about to unwrap something expensive when a box that you
know contains a Tomb Raider collectible needs to be carried into
my house by two people.
13th May, 2012
Tomb Raider Series: The Evolution of Lara Croft
get to know the new Lara Croft, let's take a look at who she
used to be, and where she came from.
11th May, 2012
Tomb Raider: Underworld is hitting Mac this May
Interactive has announced that their title ‘Tomb Raider:
Underworld’ will be released for Mac on May 31st. Developed by
Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes for Windows and originally published
by Eidos Interactive.
9th May, 2012
Interview: Lara Croft Talks Hip Hop, Tupac and The Illuminati
anxiously await the next phase of Lara Croft’s career, we
decided to sit down with her and ask her a few questions about
her influence on Hip Hop and what she thought of Angelina Jolie.
Okay, we didn’t really talk to Lara Croft, but if we did, this
is how it would go…
7th May, 2012
Tomb Raider 2012 – What lies ahead.
made my peace with the unsatisfying end of
that-game-that-shall-not-be-named-until-they-fix-it I have spend
some time investigating the other hopeful candidates of
entertainment that I have on the horizon for this year. Among
all of the potentially awesome games around, I have to say that
for me, Tomb Raider stands out.
4th May, 2012
Lara Croft: Younger, Perkier, Rebooted
we get to see a fresh new spin on the Lara Croft franchise with
the reintroduction of the beautiful and dangerous heroine. This
reboot version will allow us to see Lara grow and hopefully fill
her own large *ahem* shoes.
See Olivia Wilde as Lara Croft, Ryan Reynolds as Nathan Drake
latest editions of Xbox World and PSM3, the cast and crews for
nine dream game-to-film projects are amazingly realised in a
series of 'What if?' posters. Want to see the next Tomb Raider
movie? What about the Tom Cruise-starring Assassin's Creed? Or
Hugh Jackman, Clint Eastwood and Kurt Russell in Metal Gear
Solid: The Movie? You can now.
2nd May, 2012
Lara Croft Comes To The Blackberry Playbook
Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available to download for
the Blackberry Playbook. The mobile game, which is made by
Square Enix, is effectively another game in the hugely popular
Tomb Raider series.
‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ Announced, Top 5
Characters That Could Rock The Game
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale," a brawl-out fighting game
that will feature iconic characters from PlayStation's history
of titles, was announced last week and will launch during this
holiday season. Of course, fans are wondering if this will
compare to Nintendo's widely successful "Super Smash Bros."
series, which has seen various releases ranging from Nintendo 64
to the most recent Wii Console.
22nd April, 2012
Retrospective: Unforgettable Gaming Moments: #6 - The Lost
latest entry once again recalls those pixelated 32-bit glory
days, and a game that defined the PlayStation era – Tomb Raider.
Lara’s ambitious debut may seem dated now, but back in the day
it managed to drop our jaws on more than one occasion,
especially the time Miss Croft stumbles across the misty Lost
Valley and its sharp-toothed inhabitants.
17th April, 2012
Tomb Raider preview
Dynamics’ action-adventure torch-bearer was in danger of
flickering out, but after a well-received spin-off saved the
day, TOMB RAIDER provides the much-needed reboot…
11th April, 2012
NEW TOMB RAIDER SOUNDTRACK RELEASE
Tomb Raider composer Peter Connelly has released two audio
delights for fans of the Tomb Raider series. The first is the
complete soundtrack from Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness which
includes the raw and untouched final mixes direct from Abbey
4th April, 2012
Tomb Raider Grows Up And Lara Croft Finally Gets A Real Pair
for images of Lara Croft on Google you may as well be looking up
soft-porn. This is partly Angelina Jolie’s fault. Her film
portrayal of the popular video game character has linked Jolie
and Croft not just in the collective imagination, but in image
search results. And there are plenty of provocative pictures of
Angelina Jolie on the internet.
31st March, 2012
The Vault: Top 10 Tomb Raider Moments
I was 12
when I met Lara. It was love at first sight. She, a
globe-trotting archaeologist adventurer, and I, a bookworm from
Portsmouth still reeling from the demise of the Spice Girls. As
our eyes met across a Peruvian cave, my life changed forever.
26th March, 2012
Tax breaks will keep video games talent in the Midlands
game industry is now bigger than the film industry and the
Midlands is at the fore-front of that growth. The hugely
successful Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, was created in Derby and was
a worldwide success.
20th March, 2012
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Tomb Raider veterans open new game studio
of former Eidos and Sony developers have started a new
independent game company, aiming to launch a game for iOS later
10th March, 2012
Hollywood can be Hell
Raider movie never stood a chance.
There are many bitter and baleful behind the scenes stories in
David Hughes’s Tales from Development Hell. Many of them are
movies we would have liked to have seen. Several should have
never been typed into screenplays in the first place.
2nd March, 2012
Ex-God of War director joins Tomb Raider developer
the brains behind the God of War series has joined the developer
behind the Tomb Raider games.
17th February, 2012
Tomb Raider game designer dives into real life gaming
Godfather, Tomb Raider and James Bond games designer Phil
Campbell reveals how real life will define future games.
12th February, 2012
Badass Bosses: Dragon
latest entry, we cast our minds back to the late 90s, focusing
on the classic adventure sequel Tomb Raider II. Indeed, Lara’s
action-packed sequel upped the ante in just about conceivable
area, from the scale of the environments, puzzles and of course
enemies – especially the bosses.
8th February, 2012
Lara Croft: "Tomb Raider" -- From Then 'Til Now
video game popularity exploded in the late '80s, men were the
main heroes with a gun in their hand and a wink in their eye --
but it was only a matter of time before women made their
presence felt in games.
29th January, 2012
Tomb Raider: Lara's latest is Bond meets Lost
people have an emotional attachment to a character, you feel
their emotions as you take their journey with them. So when Lara
feels vulnerable you really understand why she's vulnerable,"
says Brand Director Karl Stewart. He's talking about the driving
force behind this new Tomb Raider; the idea of the origins
story, where we see a heroic icon - in this case Lara Croft -
raw and emotional.
28th January, 2012
Tomb Raider game mechanics explained
more news on the next edition of the popular Tomb Raider
franchise as the reboot game mechanics are explained and
informative details of Lara Croft’s next journey.
Anticipating the Tomb Raider’s arrival
6th of December 2010 Square Enix announced that they will be
releasing a new title in the popular Tomb Raider franchise.
Apparently, they had been working on this title since 2008 with
developers Crystal Dynamics. It looks promising.
27th January, 2012
Tomb Raider Won’t be on the Wii U
Raider developer Crystal Dynamics announced that the title wont
release on Wii U, but it will see a Mac release.
Tomb Raider to Get Collectors Edition
no pictures or real specifics have been given away on the
Collectors Edition, Global Brand Manager Karl Stewart revealed
some details on it and DLC during a Crystal Habbit Podcast.
25th January, 2012
Tomb Raider reaches alpha state, plans for global sim-ship
latest Crystal Habit podcast, senior producer Kyle Peschel and
art director Brian Horto confirmed Tomb Raider has reached alpha
stage, meaning most of its content is in place and it is in a
complete playable state, if a rough one.
Miss Finland Must Cosplay as Lara Croft
to Finish tabloid Iltalehti, the 2012 Miss Finland candidates
were rounded up, dressed in Lara Croft-inspired gear, and taken
out to the arctic circle for a few "Lara Croft themed photos".
22nd January, 2012
Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life directed by Jan
sequel, Croft is asked by the Queen of England to retrieve
Pandora's Box. As Croft explains to British Intelligence the
Sunday school version is much less frightening than the real
story behind mythic box. Turns out that the box is the source of
life on earth and whoever possesses it is the most powerful
person on earth. Unleashing the full power of the box can also
cause the death of millions of people so its Croft to the
21st January, 2012
Crystal Dynamics Talks Story, Gameplay and Terrain for Tomb
since Tomb Raider‘s claustrophobic on-stage demonstration back
at E3 last year, we haven’t seen much of anything beyond Lara’s
escape from that dark and haunting catacomb. Fortunately,
Crystal Dynamics’ global brand manager Karl Stewart has a
boatload of new information to share with gamers regarding the
20th January, 2012
New Tomb Raider gameplay details revealed
the only official things we have seen about Tomb Raider reboot
are debut trailer and few screenshots, but now thanks to Eidos’
Karl Stewart we have some concrete gameplay details about the
17th January, 2012
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
over a month since - with all the graceful precision of a
vintage Lara Croft leap - the OnLive service landed on the
Android Market, and the jury is still out on many aspects of the
Virtual Vinyl - Tomb Raider: Underworld
Croft’s edgy young reboot on the horizon, today is a day wherein
we get some bombastic Tomb Raider all up in here. Our mirror
holds the glory of Tomb Raider: Underworld’s official “deluxe”
soundtrack, and I for one am suddenly wearing short-shorts over
a tight-fitting turquoise bikini. Hey, don’t be a hater.
12th January, 2012
Tomb Raider to Host GeoCache Hunt
Dynamics, announced today that they are working with
Geocaching.com, a Groundspeak project, as part of its campaign
for the upcoming release of Tomb Raider.
6th January, 2012
Tomb Raider preview [Xbox 360/PS3/PC]
In TOMB RAIDER, Crystal Dynamics are aiming to restore Lara
Croft to her former treasure-hunting throne. But with the likes
of Nathan Drake on the scene, that will be no easy task…
4th January, 2012
Tomb Raider dev to reveal new IP this year
Raider studio Crystal Dynamics will reveal a new intellectual
property this year, according to studio community manager Meagan
3rd January, 2012
Games of 2012: Tomb Raider
Raider is a gaming institution. First released back in 1996,
this new game represents the tenth outing for Lara Croft, who
returns with 35 million lifetime sales behind her.
Tomb Raider Details: Realism Is A Primary Focus
Crystal Dynamics gets this right, it should be the greatest Tomb
Raider adventure ever.
1st January, 2012
Top 100 of 2012: 2 – Tomb Raider
honest, I was a little edgy with the announcement that Tomb
Raider would be getting a reboot. Whilst it’s not a series that
I’ve followed exceptionally closely, it’s one that I do have a
lot of affection for.
23rd December, 2011
Tomb Raider Leads Issue 213 Of Play
Raider leads Play's 12 In 2012 feature with Crystal Dynamics
chat about research rooms, the Japanese popularity of Lara and
why she was seen as 'big boobs, big ass, two guns'.
16th December, 2011
Tomb Raider Preview - PC, PS3, Xbox 360
the 90s, a little video game emerged that took the world by
storm. This was a time when 3D graphics were relatively new and
stories in games were little more than "save the princess, shoot
New Lara Croft Premium Statue Revealed
latest addition to Sideshow Collectibles’ exclusive Lara Croft
Premium Statues range has been unveiled, and is set to arrive in
UK store later this month. Joining the highly praised Lara
Croft: Snow Day Statue released back in June, the Lara Croft
Premium Format Figure is an even more costly addition to the
line-up of high quality Tomb Raider merchandise.
14th December, 2011
Porno Version of Tomb Raider Is Actually Quite Well-Cast
Exquisite Films emailed us to let us know that they've announced
the full cast for Tomb Raider XXX, their upcoming porn parody of
the Tomb Raider franchise
12th December, 2011
COSPLAY: Illyne As Lara Croft
some great shots of lovely cosplayer Illyne as she takes to the
wild as the iconic star of the Tomb Raider video game series...
6th December, 2011
Free Tomb Raider: Underworld for PS Plus members in December
PlayStation Plus members will be able to download full versions
of Tomb Raider: Underworld and PSN's Marvel Pinball this month,
along with three PSone classics from the Spyro franchise.
1st December, 2011
'Tomb Raider': Who should play Lara Croft in the movie
Raider producer Graham King recently sat down with Digital Spy
to shed some light on the planned reboot of the movie franchise.
21st November, 2011
New Tomb Raider Film Will Be An Origin Story
Raider movie reboot producer Graham King has told Coming Soon
that the film will be a Batman Begins-style origin story.
Exclusive: Graham King on the Tomb Raider Reboot
today, ComingSoon.net had a chance to sit down with producer
Graham King, who has once again reteamed with Martin Scorsese
for Hugo, a magical fantasy based on Brian Selznick's "The
Invention of Hugo Cabret."
15th November, 2011
Lara Croft comes on the market
Raider fans have the chance to get their hands on their very own
Lara Croft. But rather than getting to grips with the voluptuous
video game character, fans are being given the chance to snap up
a home which shares her name.
Tomb Raider Relics That Need to Stay Buried
Croft may be headed back to her days as a fresh-faced (for all
of 15 seconds) globe-trotting neophyte, but her franchise has
seen some things, man. Fortunately, reboots are great for
kicking out the old, cracking foundation and replacing it with
something less riddled with defects.
8th November, 2011
Put Some Tomb Raider Art on Your Chest for a Good Cause
last few months, Crystal Dynamics has been commissioning
artworks in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider,
with artists from the video game and fine art worlds delivering
visions that riff on Lara Croft's new design.
7th November, 2011
My Childhood Game - Tomb Raider II
CAN’T SHOOT THE TIGER THEY’RE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!” It’s
1999, and a wet weekend inhibiting den-building activities in
the garden found my brother and I discovering the wonder that
was Tomb Raider II.
3rd November, 2011
Crystal Dynamics Participating in Movember
answer charity’s call, Crystal Dynamics is embracing this year’s
theme – “The Country Gentlemen” – on a number of fronts. The
most entertaining outlet will allow community to vote on the
type of ‘stache prominent TOMB RAIDER team members must
cultivate throughout the month of November. Think global brand
director Karl Stewart would look handsome with a handlebar?
1st November, 2011
Top 5 Tomb Raider Models (and Costumes)
up as Lara Croft isn't just for Halloween, as cosplayers and
professionals have done it since 1996. Here's a look at the five
best Tomb Raider models yet (and their sexy, but functional
30th October, 2011
Olivia Wilde is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider redo! Or
Legacy' actress seemed to suggest she was stepping into Angelina
Jolie's Lara-shaped boots, but later refuted this.
Toby Gard: Final Entry in the ‘Tomb Raider’ 15-Year
Anniversary Art Exhibit
Raider’ 15-year anniversary celebration art exhibit is now
complete, adding the work of Toby Gard, the original designer of
‘Tomb Raider’ and Lara Croft, to a diverse batch of anniversary
29th October, 2011
TOBY GARD SUBMITS WORK FOR EXHIBIT
Toby Gard is
the final artist to submit work as part of Crystal Dynamics' 15
year celebration of Tomb Raider. Along with Core Design, Toby
Gard designed the original Tomb Raider in 1995 along with its
heroine Lara Croft.
26th October, 2011
Kim Kardashian to play Lara Croft in movie reboot?
been reported that reality television star Kim Kardashian is
hoping to portray the character Lara Croft in a reboot of the
25th October, 2011
Naughty Dog Ecstatic to Have Inspired Change for Tomb Raider
Enix revealed what has been one of the most surprising
evolutionary steps for a gaming franchise earlier in the year
with Tomb Raider. However, many quickly drew similarities
between the new style and Naughty Dog’s award-winning Uncharted
series, claiming some degree of replication. While that might be
true, Naughty Dog doesn’t seem to mind, and feels honored to
have such a high level of influence.
JONATHAN JACQUES-BELLETETE ARTWORK
Jacques-Belletete is the latest artist to submit work as part of
Crystal Dynamics' 15 year celebration of Tomb Raider.
22nd October, 2011
TOMB RAIDER EXHIBIT TAPS RANDY GREEN
is the latest artist to submit work as part of Crystal Dynamics'
15 year celebration of Tomb Raider. The illustrator has worked
with several advertising agencies and collaborated with Dark
Horse and Image (comic book publishers) before pursuing comic
book art full-time.
18th October, 2011
BRIAN HORTON JOINS DIGITAL SHOWCASE
is the latest artist to submit work as part of Crystal Dynamics'
15 year celebration of Tomb Raider. Horton is the Senior Art
Director on Tomb Raider and has also had work shown in
publications and galleries throughout the world.
15th October, 2011
Tomb Raider celebrates 15th anniversary with Steam sale this
really been 15 years since we shared in Lara Croft's obsessive
lust for artifacts and her undying vendetta against endangered
species? Heck, the creatures of the earth aren't even safe after
they've become extinct -- she's killed plenty of dinosaurs too.
14th October, 2011
TOMB RAIDER PREVIEW EVENT IN LONDON
Jackie from Tomb Raider Forums have published their preview of
Tomb Raider, both having attended a special community event
hosted in London by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix.
13th October, 2011
The Evolution of Tomb Raider
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, it is unbelievable
that our favorite butt-kicking video game heroine is still
strong, passionate, sexy and just 21.
11th October, 2011
Tomb Raider, GTA, Showcase British Design at London Olympics
Are you a
fan of Lara Croft, Little Big Planet, or Grand Theft Auto? Do
you enjoy games that push the envelope with strong female leads,
whimsical platforming elements, or the ability to provoke a
tirade on the impact of games on the delicate little minds of
children from conservative fear-mongerers?
Two New Pieces of ‘Tomb Raider’ Art Added to Anniversary
throughout this month, an exhibition gallery curated by Crystal
Dynamics will be updated with new pieces of art from eight
various acclaimed artists in celebration of Tomb Raider Lara
Crofts’s 15-year anniversary.
8th October, 2011
Lara Croft Leads V&A's 2012 Exhibition Of British Design
Croft, the Jaguar E-type, an LED dress and Concorde will star in
the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition of British design,
which will launch in time for the London Olympics
6th October, 2011
Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Console Revealed
Enix Ltd. has revealed a brand new limited edition Xbox 360
console, sporting personalised decals on both the system itself
and the Xbox 360 wireless controller included within the
5th October, 2011
Tomb Raider Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary With Digital Art
iconic Tomb Raider franchise was first kicked off in October
1996 by creator Toby Gard and Core Design, since then Lara Croft
has become one of the most iconic video game characters,
spawning not just games, but comics and films.
4th October, 2011
Hottest stars line-up for Tomb Raider role
reboot of the 'Tomb Raider' franchise provisionally slated for a
2013 release gets underway, producers are reportedly on the hunt
for the next Lara Croft: and they have a pretty impressive wish
29th September, 2011
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Arriving on Android
Enix has announced that the Playstation Network and Xbox Live
Arcade game, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, is coming to
Android on the Xperia PLAY (Playstation Phone). The game will
release on November 2011.
INTERVIEW WITH 'TUM RAIDER' CREATORS
November 2001, the BBC commissioned animation studio Strange
Company to produce a parody of Tomb Raider called Tum Raider.
Tomb Raider Chronicles recently caught up with Artistic Director
Hugh Hancock ten years on to discuss what is today one of the
most talked about Lara Croft shorts.
22nd September, 2011
Meet Jenn – Lara Croft Cosplayer Extraordinaire!
of cosplay has grown by leaps and bounds in popularity.
Everywhere you go these days, you’ll see countless fans dressed
up as their favorite characters; anything from a homemade
Wolverine costume with cardboard claws to a thousand dollar
Darth Vader suit.
20th September, 2011
RAIDER PODCAST RELEASES
Dynamics have rolled out their third official Tomb Raider
podcast. This episode features an interview with the staff from
quality assurance and offers up advice about securing a
multimedia position in a development studio.
CLASSIC TOMB RAIDER GAMES AVAILABLE
for copies of the early Tomb Raider games? Fret not ardent
adventurer, for Sold Out Software (now Mastertronic) has updated
its online catalogue with a bevy of Lara Croft titles.
19th September, 2011
TOMB RAIDER HANDS ON PREVIEW EVENT
Jackie from Tomb Raider Forums will be attending Square Enix HQ
on October 10, 2011 on behalf of Tomb Raider Forums and Tomb
Raider Chronicles for a special event hosted by Crystal
12th September, 2011
TOMB RAIDER 2 RELEASES ON PSN EUROPE
Raider 2 is now available on Playstation Network. The 1997
classic releases across European and PAL territories. The second
installment in the series of Tomb Raider games invites you to
join Lara as she travels around the globe to retrieve a precious
artefact before it falls into the wrong hands.
27th August, 2011
TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD REVIEW
Raider makes me long for the days of the first PlayStation. I
didn't really play many of the first Tomb Raider games, but Lara
Croft always seems to remind me of that era. Appropriately, it
was a simpler time for gaming and maybe that's why TR:U takes me
26th August, 2011
A 21 year old Lara in the new Tomb Raider. Nice.
years plenty of us have admired the physique of Tomb Raider's
main character Lara Croft. Hours spent doing the hand stand
grab, turning the camera to that perfect breast shot and on her
knees in the crawling position. In the upcoming Tomb Raider we
get to rewind back to when Lara is fresh outta college. Oh yeah.
20th August, 2011
Lara Croft Soon In A McDonald’s Near You
like the world’s biggest fast food chain will be joining up with
presumably the new and improved Lara Croft soon. With the Tomb
Raider reboot picking up steam as we roll into next year’s
release, we expect to see Mrs. Croft making appearances all over
18th August, 2011
NEW TOMB RAIDER PODCAST DISPATCHED
Dynamics have rolled out a new podcast chronicling the
development of Tomb Raider. The latest audio broadcast features
Global Brand Director Karl Stewart answering questions from fans
of the series. The podcast can be collected via the official
Tomb Raider blog.
17th August, 2011
The History of Video Games as Movies
without saying that some of the big blockbuster video games are
becoming more profitable than some of the biggest films of the
year and I know myself, I have sat through cut scenes and
thought, “This should be a movie.” So it’s understandable why
there are so many games that become films, the transition seems
10th August, 2011
Sexy Tomb Raider Lara Croft Cosplay
exceptionally fine cosplay of Lara Croft by one of the team
working on the reboot is lately attracting attention for its
unreasonable sexiness amongst appreciative gamers the world
over. Although predating the advent of Lara 2.0, Crystal
Dynamics staff member Meagan Marie's Croft cosplay seems to owe
more to the new Lara than the old…
Check out what the two pole dancing Lara Crofts have to say
remember those two girls who dress up like Lara Croft and swing
around stripper poles? And remember how I pissed one of them off
by calling them strippers? Well here they are, talking about
Tomb Raider Absent From Gamescom 2011
anticipated Tomb Raider reboot will not be appearing at Gamescom
2011 according to Crystal Dynamics. Community Manager Meagan
Marie confirmed the news. In all likelihood, this means that we
won't be seeing any additional content from the title this year
- at least not anything too significant.
6th August, 2011
Tomb Raider Trilogy - Baby, I'm So, So Sorry!
you keeping track at home will remember that Lara won my heart
back in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. after having
spurned her advances over the last 15 years. Yeah, I loved her
and her short shorts like no one else way back in 1996 (what
red-blooded teenager didn't stare at this cover and… well… you
know) and the original Tomb Raider was pretty impressive at the
time. I never was able to get into the series after that though,
and as the reviews for the sequels got worse and worse, I forgot
about Lara entirely.
Tomb Raider Won’t Rely Heavily on Quick-time Events
showing for Tomb Raider featured several quick-time events.
However, Crystal Dynamics has responded to fears by saying the
reboot won't rely heavily on QTEs.
4th August, 2011
Stewart: It's "never been told" how Lara came to be, 'great
Raider brand manager Karl Stewart explains Crystal Dynamics
thinking behind the 're-imagining' of Lara Croft. It's a "great
opportunity" to reach new fans.
KARL STEWART ON BRAND MANAGEMENT
Stewart has given a candid interview to Gamasutra on his vision
for Tomb Raider, expanding on how the studio is developing the
Lara Croft brand and why a reboot was necessary.
3rd August, 2011
Tomb Raider developer downplays QTEs
creative director of the Tomb Raider reboot has downplayed the
importance of quick-time events in the game.
Interview: Building A Better Lara Croft - Karl Stewart On
Rebooting Tomb Raider
Enix studio Crystal Dynamics is taking on the task of rebooting
the Tomb Raider franchise once again. In the PlayStation era, it
was among the most popular series around -- but though it's been
refreshed a few times since then, those heights of success have
2nd August, 2011
Inside PlayStation Network - Tomb Raider
Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. For anyone who grew up in
the mid-90s, Tomb Raider stood out as one of the defining
PlayStation games of the decade, offering at the time
unprecedented exploration and visual presentation.
29th July, 2011
Tomb Raider – The Good, Bad, and Ugly bits
the first thing that pops into your head when the words “Tomb
Raider” are mentioned? Is it slogging through ancient,
underground tombs? Is it the puzzles that take brain power to
solve? Or is it the word “bewbs!”
23rd July, 2011
Teen girls pushed into adult world
girls are turning to destructive behaviour such as
binge-drinking, extreme dieting and self-harm because of the
pressures of being forced early into an adult world, an expert
in adolescent females says.
19th July, 2011
Tomb Raider got a reboot because Lara Croft was “losing
new Tomb Raider game coming next year – but it’s substantially
different from the ones you’ve already played. It is, though a
reboot, also an origin story; a tale letting us know more about
what fashioned the young and naďve adventurer in to the worldly,
ass-kicking hottie we know her as. In an interview with Rock,
Paper, Shotgun Crystal Dynamics brand director Karl Stewart
related just why such a reboot was necessary.
17th July, 2011
Retrospective: Tomb Raider Legend - Article
Dynamics' first go at the Tomb Raider license must have been
terrifying. Such an enormously famous series in the hands of
Core, so spectacularly falling to pieces after Angel Of
Darkness, Tomb Raider was at once one of the most famous
franchises in the world and one of the most despised.
15th July, 2011
The Making of the Tomb Raider E3 Trailer
a trailer, the first CG look at the new Tomb Raider effortlessly
tells the story of a young Lara Croft setting out on her first
adventure and coming face-to-face with life altering adversity.
Today, the creators of the video from Crystal Dynamics and
Visual Works are ready to share how they went from concept to
9th July, 2011
Tomb Raider preview
Raider see the rebirth of Lara Croft, gaming's most famous
heroine, in a gritty tale of survival, Tom Hoggins gets a first
glimpse at the secrets of this brave departure
8th July, 2011
Tomb Raider movie reboot
been revealed that GK Films is planning a complete reboot of the
Tomb Raider movie, which originally starred Angelina Jolie as
Lara Croft. The reboot will look more into the origins of the
story about Lara Craft, rather than seeing her as an instant
Crystal Dynamics planning new IP after Tomb Raider reboot
very first episode of Crystal Dynamics' podcast, The Crystal
Habit, the minds behind the studio's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot
sounded off on what their next project is going to look like.
Studio head Darrell Gallagher explained, "We're starting to look
at doing a new IP here, and we're in the very early stages of
7th July, 2011
Scenes Of Tomb Raider's Debut Trailer
the Tomb Raider series are eagerly awaiting the upcoming reboot
of the series, and its demo and trailer certainly impressed this
year at E3. In the 12+ minute video below, you'll get a chance
to hear Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart and other team members
describe the creation of the "Turning Point" trailer in detail.
6th July, 2011
Crystal Dynamics Responds to Tomb Raider vs Uncharted
Raider shocked the E3 audience this year with what appeared to
be a gripping, emotional experience with none other than
everyone’s favorite heroine, Lara Croft. Trailers depicted the
lovely Lara in dangerous territory, having to conquer difficult
physical and emotional challenges in a high-quality visual
environment unlike we’ve seen before from the series.
Tomb Raider: We'll be a Very Different Experience to
has often been said to have been influenced by the Tomb Raider
franchise, after all both of the main characters are treasure
hunters. Crystal Dynamics however, have said in the latest issue
of PSM3 magazine, that Tomb Raider will be a very different
experience to Uncharted:
3rd July, 2011
Are Franchise Reboots Truly Necessary?
of reboots seems to have reached every area of pop culture
(including comics, movies and television) and has slowly made
its way into games. The most recent and popular example is the
new Tomb Raider.
2nd July, 2011
Two Lara Crofts. Both Pole Dancers
will be no more official Lara Croft girls. After having
flesh-and-blood Tomb Raider spokesmodels, Eidos is ditching the
fan service and focusing on creating a realistic in-game Lara
1st July, 2011
Tomb Raider Trilogy Review
Uncharted series hogging the treasure hunting spotlight, it can
be easy to forget that Naughty Dog’s offering isn’t the first of
its kind. It’s pretty safe to say that Nathan Drake wouldn’t be
who he is today without the trail blazed by Lara Croft. The Tomb
Raider HD Collection, containing Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb
Raider: Anniversary, and Tomb Raider: Underworld, should provide
a perfect way for fans of the series to enjoy it once again or
let folks who never played enjoy it now in all its HD-ified
30th June, 2011
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation's Secret, Sweet Note
when a new story pops up about hidden messages some developers
have concealed in their game's code, only visible to those who
bother to muck around with a hex editor years later.
28th June, 2011
Tomb Raider Creative Director Talks Reboot
Hughes, creative director Crystal Dynamics, talked with Simon
Bramble from the Sony Playstation Blog about what changes will
affect everyone’s favorite adventure archaeologist, Lara Croft.
26th June, 2011
Interviews// Tomb Raider
Croft is back, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Crystal
Dynamics is rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise once again, and
creative director Noah Hughes has a lot to say about it. So much
so in fact, that we’re just going to let you get on and read it.
25th June, 2011
Videogame classics: reboot, reimagine, renovate, or just
One of the big
stars emerging in the post-E3 2011 buzz is none other than Lara
Croft. It's been a long time since she demanded the spotlight
with such urgency. But this is not the Lara we've come to know
over her many adventures. Nor is it even some "new and improved"
model. After resuscitating the all but dead corpse of Ms. Croft
with three very well done Tomb Raider games (Tomb Raider:
Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld), developer Crystal Dynamics
has thrown the old lady out in favor of a total reboot of the
franchise. It's a bold approach, and one that seems poised to
pay off in a big way for them.
Weekend Hot Topic, Part 1: Your favourite sequel
Whether it's the
latest in a series or somewhere in the middle we wanted to know
what you think was the pinnacle of your favourite franchise and
whether you believe it will ever be beaten.
Tomb Raider Creative Director Talks Reboot, Instinct and
Hughes, creative director Crystal Dynamics, talked with Simon
Bramble from the Sony Playstation Blog about what changes will
affect everyone’s favorite adventure archaeologist, Lara Croft.
24th June, 2011
Which Hair Products Would Lara Croft Use?
Croft is a tomb raider. She is fearless in her quests. Croft
will enter the most hazardous tombs and ruins without
hesitation. However, as a woman and an aristocrat at that, she
likes to keep up appearances. Her signature style is sexy. Her
weapons are lethal. Her long hair up in a ponytail or braid
always looks immaculate.
What I Want from the Tomb Raider Reboot
Tomb Raider has not aged well. Its reboot is coming in a time
where many of the issues that plagued early PS1 games have been
fixed. But Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider reboot needs
to take the beloved character and build a game worthy of her
storied history, taking cues -- good and bad -- from other
23rd June, 2011
Tomb Raider: A Survivor is Born Gameplay Videos and Preview
GameGuideDog found the tomb hiding the Tomb Raider A Survivor is
Born demonstration at E3. With a full account of this incredible
title, it's really something you don't want to miss if you're a
fan of great games, this is definitely a story told in an epic
way and amazingly through gaming.
The Dangerous Art of Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider game flips everything we know about Lara Croft on
its head, turning one of gaming's most dangerous superstars into
a broken, vulnerable human being. Just like the rest of us.
20th June, 2011
Lara Croft is back
right, you might have missed it buried amidst the pile of
generic shooters, Wii-U hype and Kinect-drenched nonsense at E3,
but Lara is coming back; and it's about damn time. Her last
outings have shown the world that the franchise still has life
in it yet, and it looks like it's finally getting the full
Review: The Tomb Raider Trilogy
original Tomb Raider sits fondly in our teenage memories of PS1
gaming; the innovative physics, amazing graphics, compelling
story and introduction of feisty heroine Lara Croft made Tomb
Raider one of the most influential, trend-setting games of the
New Tomb Raider screenshots are amazing
Dynamics has just released a new screenshots for the much
awaited and highly anticipated game "Tomb Raider".
19th June, 2011
PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Tomb Raider'
thing you do in the new Tomb Raider — the first action you
deliberately take while controlling Lara Croft, after the
introductory movies are dealt with — is set yourself on fire.
18th June, 2011
E3: Tomb Raider Impressions
start this preview of the Tomb Raider reboot, I need you to do
something for me: completely disregard everything you ever
thought or knew about the old Lara Croft. Forget about the twin
pistols, the short shorts, the ponytail, and the killing of
dinosaurs. You can also forget about locking your butler in the
freezer in your mansion (I know, I’ll miss that too).
E3 2011: Tomb Raider Preview
like Tomb Raider.
Probably not the best way to start up a preview of a Tomb Raider
game, that, but it's true. Despite a few exceptions, I cannot
abide the bleedin' Tomb Raider series. After the first couple of
games the phenomenal sense of place vanished and the puzzles and
platforming became all too familiar, and the combat has never
Lara Croft Premium Statue Unveiled
Lara Croft Premium Statue is heading to retail this month,
depicting our adventurous heroine in the middle of an
exploration. Set to be known as the Lara Croft: Snow Day Statue,
the finely crafted collectable will be available throughout
Europe in late June.
Combat in Tomb Raider will be 'ambitious,' says dev
Raider nabbed a fair bit of attention at E3 last week following
an impressive showcase during Microsoft’s conference, though one
aspect remained largely in the dark – combat.
17th June, 2011
E3 2011: Tomb Raider Eyes-On Preview
self-doubt and fear are just a few of the sentiments portrayed
by the young, 21-year-old Ms. Croft in Crystal Dynamics newest
Tomb Raider game. It's no longer an adventure about the iconic
buxom archeologist, but an origins story, a rebirth of how Lara
Croft comes to be, well, Lara Croft. What you saw at the
Microsoft press conference was but a glimpse at something
bigger. Sure, there were a ton of quick time events, but when
the game actually makes you fear for Lara's life, you know you
have an experience worth exploring on your hands.
Tomb Raider Hopes To Recreate A Gaming Icon
think of Tomb Raider as an origin story, think of it instead as
a sort of metaphorical creation myth, a game that won’t redefine
just who Lara Croft is, but also the world in which she exists.
'Tomb Raider': Survival of the fittest
begins with Lara Croft in a difficult predicament: hanging
upside down with a dead body beside her.
16th June, 2011
From Tomb Raider to Expendables 2
Deadline reports that Simon West (The Mechanic, Con Air,
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) has been lined up to succeed Sylvester
Stallone in the director's chair.
Female Game Characters Get Real
point in the rebooted Tomb Raider's demo from this year's E3
where Lara realizes she has to climb to the top of a mountain
alone to find a radio because her companion is too injured to
make the trek himself. "You can do it. You're a Croft," he says.
E3 2011: Tomb Raider prequel re-invents Lara Croft
Dynamics re-imagines video game icon Lara Croft in a gritty,
dark and atmospheric new ‘prequel’ about events that forged the
tough-as-nails, pistol-packing adventurer.
Naughty Dog boss "really excited" about the new Tomb Raider
Wells is boss of Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, but is also a
former Crystal Dynamics man. His ex-studio impresses him with
15th June, 2011
The Best Character Overhaul Award Goes To Lara Croft
characters are always iffy, especially when it comes to
established heroes and heroines.
Game News: Tomb Raider -- Reborn
the hottest news stories to come out of E3 is Tomb Raider's
How A Survivor Levels Up And Progresses Through Tomb Raider
camps, Lara can huddle by the fire (she really did this in the
demo) in Tomb Raider. While resting and recovering from wolf
attacks, Lara can also enhance her abilities. A menu pops up
with options like salvage, which is essentially Tomb Raider’s
form of crafting. Crystal Dynamics explained items will be
limited and Lara will have to utilize everything and anything
she can scrounge from the ground.
E3 2011 preview: Tomb Raider
much-needed franchise reboot introduces a radically different
Lara Croft – aged 21, on her first archaeological escapade, she
is shipwrecked and must develop her famous skills
14th June, 2011
E3 2011: Tomb Raider
After resuscitating Lara Croft with three strong Tomb Raider
games, developer Crystal Dynamics has chosen to embark on a
complete reimaging of the series. The new Tomb Raider begins
with the story of Lara's first adventure.
Tomb Raider preview – Lara Begins
Raider Legend was a great game and one of the most successful
reboots, both creatively and commercially, in the industry’s
history. But while it successfully updated the Tomb Raider
formula, it never really changed it significantly, so by the
time Anniversary and Underworld came around things were already
beginning to seem tired again.
E3! Tomb Raider - Womankind Is In Your Hands
to be a feminist and like Lara Croft. If there was ever a woman
who got by on her looks it’s the British “anthropologist.” Yeah,
I employed quotation marks. Does Croft even have a degree?
13th June, 2011
Tomb Raider E3 2011 Preview
Crystal Dynamics' new Tomb Raider, few would have associated
Lara Croft with the survival horror genre. With the new game,
one of the most recognizable ladies in gaming goes through
another reboot, following the studios' successful digital title
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which was a major
departure from the Tomb Raider most of us are accustomed to.
Innovations had gamers walking on a cloud at E3
James Bond, then Dr. Who. Now the latest British action hero to
be reborn? Lara Croft.
E3 2011 Feature: Tomb Raider Preview
year after the well-received release of Lara Croft and the
Guardian of Light, it seemed that we wouldn’t be hearing about
the (in)famous tomb raider for a long time. Imagine the surprise
then, when a brand new Tomb Raider title was announced in
December last year. Actually being billed as more of a reboot,
this iteration of Tomb Raider features a 21 year-old Lara Croft
who finds herself shipwrecked on an island. Given her age and
inexperience, the game’s developer has said that Lara will be
much more vulnerable and afraid this time around - a stark
contrast to the character we have come to know previously.
Desperation is the name of the game here, and Lara’s tale will
be a journey of learning and overcoming self-doubt, represented
by gameplay elements such as gaining abilities.
12th June, 2011
Tomb Raider gets real
the biggest surprises of the Electronic Entertainment Expo was
Square Enix’s reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.
No Sequel For Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
liked Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. It was one of last
year's best downloadable games.
'Tomb Raider': Preview - E3 2011
Raider reboots the classic series by recasting a younger Lara
Croft and pitting her in her toughest challenge for survival
yet. Shipwreaked on a mysterious island on her way to Japan, she
encounters dangerous locals and harsh landscapes to explore. We
go hands-on with Lara Croft's very first adventure at E3 2011.
11th June, 2011
Lara Escapes Her First Tomb And Defeats Wolf With QTEs In
Enix brought Tomb Raider to E3 and showed the title behind
closed doors with a hands-off demo. The game’s opening began
with Lara hanging upside down in a cavern. Fire from red candles
sitting on an altar was the only source of light.
Best of E3 2011
E3 may be
over, but its influence will be felt until next year. So what
came out on top? Below is our list of the best of the best from
Crystal Dynamics 'not making a second' Lara Croft game, focus
is on Tomb Raider
year, we spoke with Crystal Dynamics' global brand manager Karl
Stewart, about the studio's new three team structure: the
"pillar" team was hard at work on the new Tomb Raider reboot,
one of the highlights of this year's E3; the experimental team
was working on smaller games under the "Lara Croft" banner; and
the brand team, which looks after the lucrative Tomb Raider
brand and, ostensibly, oversees projects like the upcoming
Tomb Raider – E3 Impressions
week, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics launched a pre-E3 trailer
of their newest make-over of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, which
didn’t have any problem capturing our attention. And after our
front row sneak peak with the mega publisher, we wouldn’t be
exaggerating to say that Lara has never EVER looked better.
New Tomb Raider Screenshots Revealed
the first demonstration of a playable build of the forthcoming
Tomb Raider reboot at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
earlier this week, Square Enix has revealed a selection of brand
new screenshots taken from the game. Tomb Raider is currently in
development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and set for
release in 2012.
E3: Exploring the Rebooted Tomb Raider
always a debate about what to change when you're rebooting a
video game. On one hand, super fans don't want you to change a
thing. If you change nothing, people wonder why you bothered.
Well, there are some changes in store for Lara Croft. Tomb
Raider is getting a reboot, and it's an origin story. Oh, and
Lara doesn't look quite the same. We got a behind-closed-doors
preview at E3 today. This one is going to cause some debate.
10th June, 2011
Lara Croft Models Will 'Never Happen Again', Origin Story
barely ask the question before Tomb Raider’s Karl Stewart has an
“That will never happen again,” he says. “We want to create a
visceral experience. We want people to look at Lara and see the
psychological aspect of her character.
“Having a real Lara out there doing cartwheels kind of destroys
New Tomb Raider Gets Up Close, Personal With Lara Croft
teaching the player that cloth is flammable,” says game
developer Darrell Gallagher, as Lara Croft sets herself on fire,
screaming in agony.
Previews// E3 2011: Tomb Raider
Dynamics is revitalising the Tomb Raider franchise - for a
second time. We all remember how disappointing Underworld was,
but lest we forget that the Square Enix studio was also
responsible for the critically acclaimed Legend.
9th June, 2011
TOMB RAIDER PREVIEW - E3 2011
hasn’t been a true new Lara Croft title in a number of years
now, as what was once an iconic character has become somewhat
saturated, lacking thrill in gameplay and execution. With
self-titled Tomb Raider, Square Enix aims to reboot the
franchise, to the true meaning of the world. This is the story
of how Lara became the action girl that we’ve all come to know.
Starring Lara at a rather early and fragile age, players will
see her transform into a survivor as she is thrown into an
E3: Tomb Raider (360, PS3)
I had a
chance to see the new Tomb Raider behind closed doors today. One
of the developers showed off 2 different areas of the game. This
game looks absolutely stunning with super-detailed graphics and
realistic portrayals of emotion. You actually feel for Lara as
she's going through some pretty dangerous and scary situations.
If you watched Microsoft's E3 press conference earlier this week
you would have seen the first area shown to me, but I'll go over
some of the details anyway.
E3 2011: New TOMB RAIDER Images Show Dangerous In-Game
Enix has released a batch of new Tomb Raider images, giving fans
a good look at the hostile environment Lara Croft is faced with
after being shipwrecked. The game is expected to ship Fall 2012.
E3 2011 first look: Tomb Raider
Raider is returning and this time it may be worth your time.
Developer Crystal Dynamics took us through Square Enix's
reimagining of Lara Croft at E3 2011. Our first impressions are
Eyes On: Tomb Raider
Dynamics’ behind closed doors gameplay demonstration of Lara
Croft’s debut adventure (chronologically, at least) might well
have been based on ‘early code’ but you couldn’t tell – the
graphics were exemplary and the audio design is really pushing
the boundaries of what we’d expect from a videogame. Sure, it’s
clear the team have been keeping an eye on Naughty Dog of late
but then Uncharted’s roots were never really that well covered
up anyway – for gamers who love adventure, there’s clearly going
to be a bit of choice this generation.
CORE Design Limited
originators of the blockbuster Tomb Raider franchise, Core has a
long history of titles across multiple format dating back to the
Amiga systems. The company was brought into Eidos after the
success of Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider 9: Gritty gameplay demo at E3
already reported earlier that the next installment in the Lara
Croft saga, Tomb Raider 9, will be much grittier than previous
installments of the series. We didn’t know just how much
grittier it would be until we saw video of the E3 demo for Tomb
E3 2011 Loves New Look Lara Croft
Monday’s list of games we want to find out more about at E3, we
said how those who were tired of the same old Tomb Raider
formula could look forward to having it broken up and redefined.
Well, that’s proven to be the case as developer Crystal Dynamics
seems to have crafted something that really resonates with its
Tomb Raider Preview
to say, Lara Croft has been freshly redesigned. Her days as a
buxom and sly lass of the 90s have come and gone, and out of her
ashes rises someone grittier and noticeably toned-down. The
younger Lara stands out in the hands-off E3 demo (an extended
version of what was shown at Microsoft's press conference) as a
resourceful but scared kid straight out of college – a far cry
from the Croft we've come to know.
E3 2011 – Tomb Raider – Interview with Noah Hoges
liked my demo deconstruction of the brand swanking new Tomb
Raider, then you will love my exclusive interview with the games
creative director, Noah Hoges. This creative genius has been
working on the Tomb Raider franchise for the past ten years and
definitely knows a bit in the PhysX department.
8th June, 2011
New Tomb Raider not a 'shallow' experience
interview today Karl Stewart, global brand manager of Crystal
Dynamics, has stated the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is "not
E3 2011: How the Tomb Raider reboot is inspired by True Blood
to PC Gamer at E3, Tomb Raider’s Global Brand Director, Karl
Stewart, has explained how his team have looked for influences
outside of gaming for the reboot of Tomb Raider; specifically at
the techniques TV series use to develop characters over an
extended period of time.
E3 2011: Lara Croft Faces Her Toughest Fight for Survival in
Tomb Raider Reboot
Lara Croft has
been through a lot over her career as an explorer. She has been
chased by plenty of boulders and has avoided many other various
hazards in search for some of the world's ancient artifacts. But
none of that can compare to the abuse Lara will be receiving in
the Tomb Raider reboot, set to come out in the fall of next
year. In this exclusive interview, Head of Crystal Dynamics
Darrell Gallagher talks about the dangers Lara Croft will face
and what she can do to overcome them.
Lara Croft Meets Batman and Nathan Drake
success of Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and
Uncharted, the Tomb Raider series has a lot of competition in
the crowded adventure genre. But with the exception of Guardian
of Light, Lara's exploits have seen many changes through the
years. Fortunately developer Crystal Dynamics understands that
Tomb Raider needs to change, and that's evident with their
upcoming franchise reboot titled simply Tomb Raider.
The Interrogation Room: Tomb Raider
Executive Editor: Based on everything I've seen and heard about
the impending Tomb Raider reboot, it's turned into a pretty
hardcore adventure/survival game. Series heroine Lara Croft
certainly looks like she's been through hell and back. What did
you think of what you saw?
Tomb Raider: to learn her worth, she must survive hell
opening sequences of the newly rebooted Tomb Raider game is
painful. The entire demo is painful, with the developers taking
delight in putting the 21-year-old Lara Croft through some of
the worst situations imaginable. While the game will take place
in a number of different locations, the sections we were shown
brought to mind films like Sanctum and The Descent. The entire
context was weird, as the press sat in front of the televisions
eating mini-hamburgers while a young girl was all but tortured
on the screen.
E3: Tomb Raider
When you think of
ways to describe Lara Croft, "scared" probably isn't the first
word that pops to mind, but that's exactly what the young
heroine of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is - and with good
reason. She's just 21 years old, setting out on her very first
adventure, and has yet to acquire the many skills that we know
her older self to have.
7th June, 2011
Raider - Preview
years of conjuring elaborate puzzles, death traps and dungeons,
and four years of drowning, maiming and fracturing every bone in
the body of one of video game's enduring icons, Crystal Dynamics
is, at long last, about to make its very first Tomb Raider game.
The Reinvention Of Lara Croft
Raider reboot has been as substantial, none could be as
meaningful. In delivering to gamers a young, inexperienced Lara
Croft, Crystal Dynamics doesn’t seek to just reboot the series,
but to make it’s heroine into something we as gamers connect
Croft In This 6 Minute Tomb Raider Demo
Dynamics have aimed to impress with their Tomb Raider reboot.
Mentioned a while ago, the game received its first
computer-generated trailer just a couple of nights ago on GTTV.
Now, the developer is eager to talk about their project,
starting with a big reveal at Microsoft’s press conference this
morning, including a 6 minute long live demo.
Review: Tomb Raider Trilogy
Lara Croft has been a video game icon for more than 15 years,
and the Tomb Raider series wouldn't be the same without her.
A Closer Look At The New Tomb Raider [E3 2011]
Of all the new
announcements in the gaming industry so far with E3 this week,
one has stuck out for me, so I decided it needed a bit more
attention than just a little blurb. Crystal Dynamics has been
hard at work, polishing up the new Tomb Raider reboot that we’ve
all heard about. The more I look at this game, the less I
actually think it’s a reboot, and more of a brand new title with
a revamped character that we all know.
E3: Lara Croft Gets a 'Tomb Raider' Video Game Reboot
Just as Hollywood
is giving Lara Croft a big-screen reboot, developer Crystal
Dynamics is introducing a very young Lara Croft on her very
first adventure in Tomb Raider. The new game for Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 and PC will ship in fall 2012, but is making its
debut at game publisher Square Enix's E3 booth this week.
E3 2011: New Tomb Raider promises to be more gritty and
brutal than ever before in this gameplay demo
Microsoft has just
wrapped up their E3 press conference, a keynote that showcased
blockbuster titles and innovative new features coming to the
Xbox 360 soon.
6th June, 2011
E3 2011 - Gorgeous Tomb Raider trailer showcases new look
you needed proof that Crystal Dynamics is really ditching the
age-old Tomb Raider vine-swinging formula and revitalising Lara
Croft into the cinematic era of gaming, then look no futher. The
E3 trailer for the latest Tomb Raider game looks fabulous.
the video is flipped (except for the titles)]
Lara Croft is wet, cold and alone. Help her
Enix has released a debut trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot
ahead of the E3 in Los Angeles and confirmed that Lara Croft's
next outing is scheduled for sometime between September and
Square Enix Unveils 2011 E3 Titles
Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive
entertainment products in the Americas, announced today its
videogame lineup for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3),
taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 7–9,
5th June, 2011
Forget Tomb Raider’s Lara’s Croft: Here’s The Top 5 Eligible
Women in Video Games
Tomb Raider hype has begun and it reminds me of when Lara Croft
first appeared. Back then I just thought 'breasts' but now I'm
in my 30s I've changed. I'm looking for a relationship...
4th June, 2011
'Tomb Raider' Trailer Looks Gorgeous, Hints At Lara's
know very, very little about Crystal Dynamics' upcoming "Tomb
Raider" reboot – or prequel, depending on how you look at it. We
know the game takes place before the original 1996 title, and
you're placed in the role of a still relatively inexperienced,
21-year old Lara Croft. Now, mere days before we're undoubtedly
given quite a bit more information about the game, Square Enix
and Crystal Dynamics have released a premiere trailer that looks
amazing, even if it's completely devoid of gameplay.
'Tomb Raider' game dated for 2012 in cinematic trailer
Enix has released a debut trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot
ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles and
confirmed that Lara Croft's next outing is scheduled for
sometime between September and November 2012.
New 'Tomb Raider' trailer features young Lara Croft... who
looks exactly like Natalie Portman. (Or Jessica Biel? Or Lacey
wacky Final Fantasy movie, where one of the main characters
looked exactly like Ben Affleck but was voiced by Alec Baldwin?
There’s a similar cognitive dissonance at work in the trailer
for 2012′s Tomb Raider videogame reboot, in which the iconic
Lara Croft gets de-aged.
Makers of new Tomb Raider talk about rebooting iconic
moviegoers, Lara Croft is the gun-toting archaeologist portrayed
by Angelina Jolie. To hardcore gamers, she’s the titillating
protagonist who changed the face of video games. Either way, the
Tomb Raider franchise has long been overdue for a serious
3rd June, 2011
See The Shipwreck That Begins Lara’s Story In A Tomb Raider
quite a while since Crystal Dynamics’ new Tomb Raider was
announced, but Square Enix are finally ready to discuss the
Lara Croft’s Journey Began Here, as a Broken Mess
ever wondered what set Lara Croft off on the journey from a
mild-mannered young British lady into a hardened killer, here's
your answer. She fell off a boat.
The Tomb Raider "Turning Point" Trailer!
Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed the "Turning Point"
trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider video game. You can watch
the CG trailer below the synopsis! The trailer says the game
will be available in fall 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2nd June, 2011
SIDESHOW DEBUTS NEW LARA CROFT DOLL
Collectibles have announced a brand new premium Lara Croft
figure which is now available to preorder. Priced $349,99, the
doll comes in two flavours, as outlined by Sideshow.
New Lara Croft Premium Format Figure details revealed by
Sideshow revealed the details of "The Lara Croft Premium Format
Figure" from Adam Hughes and Tim Miller.
1st June, 2011
Inside PlayStation Network - Tomb Raider II
digital delights of Sony’s scrumptious PlayStation Network
service know no bounds. Aside from letting punters compete in
online gaming, stream films, browse the Internet and more, its
premier attraction rests in the copious supply of downloadable
games ripe for the picking. From PSN exclusives to PSOne
Classics, minis and plain old add-on content, Sony’s online
space is chock full of goodies battling it out for your
hard-earned digital dollars.
31st May, 2011
First CG trailer for Tomb Raider coming June 3rd
Dynamics has announced that it will be releasing the first CG
trailer for Tomb Raider on the 3rd of June.
27 videogames currently being turned into cinema films
though only one videogame-based movie has ever taken over $100m
at the US box office, there’s no shortage of gaming source
material for future movies…
Marco Rosado: Tomb Raider debut trailer "the best CG I’ve
ever seen for a game"
has announced last week that a debut trailer for new Tombb
Raider project will be released on GameTrailers TV this Thursday
night. The publisher also confirmed that the teaser will be in
CG, a couple of screenshots was also released.
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take you to the article. Just copy and paste it into your
TOMB RAIDER Screenshots Released; Full Trailer Hitting
brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a
frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown
beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to
survive. Here begins the first adventure for a young and
inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of
an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in
order to stay alive.
E3 2011: Looking forward to… Tomb Raider
Raider, the franchise, has been saddled with its fair share of
baggage – namely The Angel of Darkness. Since then, new
franchise developers, Crystal Dynamics, have done nothing but
release quality Tomb Raider offerings, as well as the
exceptional Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. But, despite
their track record, the Tomb Raider stigma has continued to
loiter in many a gamer’s memory. Enter Tomb Raider, the reboot,
a place to hopefully start fresh.
30th May, 2011
26 All-time Hottest Girls in Video Gaming History
Croft burst into the video game scene in 1996, the sexy Tomb
Raider character was heavily criticized for her unrealistic
breast size. According to critics, Lara personified "an ongoing
culture clash over gender, sexuality, empowerment, and
27th May, 2011
Tomb Raider Trailer Next Week; 2 Stills Released
Tomb Raider film series and video game franchise are set for
fresh beginnings, with grittier and more realistic reboots that
will follow a much younger Lara Croft. Outside of the words from
Crystal Dynamics about them being done with the old series and
needing to start over with something new and different, we’ve
only seen a few images of the younger protagonist, but nothing
Reader's feature: Gaming's Aging Celebrities
the games coming out that are reboots of older games franchises
I decided to write this feature asking how long a game series
can go on for and what the effects are on new games and
Personalized Microsoft E3 press badge hints at Tomb Raider
at destructoid.com received there press badge for Microsoft's E3
press conference. Most interesting is that the accompanying
stickers allow for attendees to personalize their passes, with
references to Tomb Raider, Batman, Gears of War and the Star
Wars Kinect game.
Playing Lara Croft is still fun in Tomb Raider Trilogy
collection, exclusive to the PS3, groups the trilogy of titles
developed by Crystal Dynamics between 2006 and 2008: Legend,
Anniversary, and Underworld. Taken together, the three games
tell the story of Lara Croft’s search for the truth about her
25th May, 2011
E3 2011 Must-See:
Reimagining an iconic videogame character is no easy task,
reimagining a character that for many marked the dawning of a
new era for the medium is surely doubly difficult. And yet, with
the new Tomb Raider game, that’s exactly what Crystal Dynamics
are trying to do.
Tomb Raider Reboot Was Called Cryptids And Starred "Sarah"
the Tomb Raider script Siliconera outlined? We obtained an
earlier draft of the script with a few interesting changes.
While the scene with Conrad Roth is nearly the same, the main
character in this version is "Sarah Beele". The game at this
time was also called Cryptids, perhaps a code name?
24th May, 2011
Jaimie Alexander Further Discusses Tomb Raider And Expresses
Interest In Returning As Sif In Future Marvel Films
who played Lady Sif in Marvel's Thor further talks about her
interest in playing Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot, while
also sharing her wanting to reprise her role as Sif in future
22nd May, 2011
New article in Edge
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Who Should Play Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider Reboot?
this question to ComingSoon.net readers, and after 16,586 votes,
there is a favorite among our audience.
Paramount Pictures made two movies starring Angelina Jolie as
Lara Croft in 2001 and 2003, but now GK Films is developing a
Tomb Raider reboot targeted for a 2013 release.
21st May, 2011
Who Would Win: Lara Croft vs. Jade
world is a dangerous place. We've got zombies, evil robots,
supervillains, and turtle megalomaniacs all up in here--you've
got to be tough just to survive. The heroes and villains of our
favorite movies, games, and stories are veritable paragons of
badassery--yet who in the geek pantheon truly deserves ultimate
glory? In the name of geeks everywhere, we, the writers of
Geekology, have gathered every single character in the dork
canon together for a multiversal battle royale. We throw them
into one-on-one battles every Thursday as part of our ongoing
series, Who Would Win? The ultimate fate of each combatant is
yours to decide, since every installment comes with a poll to
determine that week's victor. Read, vote, and keep your weapons
close at hand--it's a war zone out there.
18th May, 2011
Edward Hardwicke, UK TV's Dr. Watson, Dies at 78
Hardwicke, who played Dr. Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as
Sherlock Holmes on British television in the late 1980s and
early '90s, has died of cancer at age 78.
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17th May, 2011
Katie's Tomb Raider Work: Integrated Marketing Communications
and being a part of the Tomb Raider team has been a passion and
goal I've had for quite sometime. An additional effort to try to
obtain employment at Crystal Dynamics I created an entire
Integrated Marketing Communications plan for them, for their
upcoming Tomb Raider 9 title.
Without Eidos, Square Enix Would Be In Serious Trouble
Enix has been having a bit of trouble as of late, which has
resulted in a net income of -$148.4 million for the fiscal year
which ended on the 31st of March, 2011. However, back in 2009
when they purchased a beleaguered Eidos, things were starting to
look up for the company. They were expanding their opportunities
while continuing to grow their existing properties and it
culminated in releases such as Batman: Arkham Asylum, Final
Fantasy XIII and Just Cause 2. It also saw their first increase
in net income for a considerable amount of time.
‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot to Include Experience System?
people at Crystal Dynamics seem to have let some information
slip about an experience system of some kind in the upcoming
Tomb Raider reboot. The news comes from an Australia’s Official
Playstation Magazine piece where they noticed a power symbol
flash underneath Lara’s health bar. In explaining that the power
symbol might just be a placeholder, the people at Crystal
Dynamics also let it slip that there might be an experience bar
in the game too.
12th May, 2011
The Leaderboard: Gino's top 5 video games based in Peru
week, we're going international -- South America, to be exact.
Thanks to reader Gino from Peru for submitting a Leaderboard in
honor of his home country: the top 5 video games based in Peru
Tomb Raider: Inspirations, Puzzles, Innovative
More details continue to
arrive, and the latest will pique your interest: taken from the
Spanish publication Hobby Consolas and cited at Segment Next,
the following gameplay information for Lara's new adventure has
been discovered: firstly, the team took inspiration from the
movie "Batman Begins," and they say Lara "will undergo the same
transformation as Bruce Wayne did as a protector of Gotham
11th May, 2011
A Tomb Raider From Asgard?
have been several rumored contenders for the role of Lara Croft
in GK Films' reboot of Tomb Raider, but one actress has
taken it upon herself to go after the job: Thor's Jaimie
Alexander, who plays Sif in the Marvel movie.
10th May, 2011
Raider reboot script leaks
A portion of
script from Crystal Dynamic's upcoming Tomb Raider origin story
has leaked. There may be spoilers ahead.
The pages, obtained from a voice-casting session and posted by
Siliconera, contain dialogue between a young Lara Croft and
52-year old fellow boat crash survivor Conrad Roth.
Wilde wants to be Lara Croft
all familiar with Olivia Wilde, right? She’s that thin,
sparkly-eyed beauty that played the alien girl in “TRON Legacy”
(You’ll also recognize her from “The OC”, “Alpha Dog” and “The
Next Three Days”).
The Tomb Raider Trilogy
Straight up, I’ve
got to say that The Tomb Raider Trilogy is fantastic value for
money; all three of Lara’s latest adventures on one Blu-ray. You
get Crystal Dynamics’ reimagining of the first Tomb Raider game,
Tomb Raider Anniversary, along with Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb
9th May, 2011
beginning to emerge about the new Tomb Raider, and it's clear
that the franchise is going in a new direction. One image,
featured in Spanish magazine Hobby Consolas, shows Lara Croft,
but without her trademark baby blue tank top. She was bloodied
on her knees with a recurve bow on her back.
It's Lara Croft like you've never seen her before.
Jolie gets the boot for Tomb Raider resurrection
It seems certain
that Angelina Jolie will not reprise the role of Lara Croft, the
voluptuous pistol wielding archaeologist from the successful
Tomb Raider video game franchise. The writers behind the script
for Iron Man, Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby, are attached to a
project to reboot the character with an origin story. Earlier
this year GK Films acquired the rights to the series, with
producer Graham King (The Departed) set to take charge for a
Raider' Reboot Taps 'Iron Man' Writing Duo
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been
tapped to write the new Tomb Raider movie project being produced
by Graham King and Tim Headington.
(No, I've not heard
of them before, either.)
4th May, 2011
Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider Reboot “Felt Necessary”
Crystal Dynamics, developer of
the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, has said that the studio went
back to the drawing board with the iconic series because it
“felt necessary” to do so.
Rather than portray the experienced adventurer of games past,
the new Tomb Raider puts players in control of a young Lara
Croft, fresh out of university, who finds herself shipwrecked on
a Japanese island, a nervous young girl more interested in
getting out of dangerous caverns than into them. That, according
to studio head Darrell Gallagher, was an essential step in
Crystal Dynamics’ bid return the series to its status of old.
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