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11 November 2018Forge DLC Trailer Shows Off New Co-op And Score Attack Modes

New score attack mode and brand new tombs to explore.

During Microsoft's XO18 livestream, the developers behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider revealed more info about the upcoming DLC for the game. In The Forge, players will be able to take on a number of new challenges and tombs, even allowing for players to work with a friend to solve many complex puzzles. In the new trailer, we saw a glimpse of what's to come in the new adventure, which will take the Lara Croft to a complex smithing temple hidden in the dense jungles.

In The Forge, Lara and her ally will uncover a new tomb in South America, housing a new threat that will put the world at risk yet again. Like other DLCs from previous Tomb Raider games, these updates add entirely new areas to explore, and along with new enemies and weapons to find. What's interesting about The Forge, however, is that it will add co-op play, with many of the puzzles and tombs tasking both characters to solve many of its complex challenges. Along with story content, there's also the inclusion of the Score Attack mode, which will allow players to compete agains each other by traversing the environment and gaining a higher score over their opponent.

 

11 November 2018Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - The Forge DLC Trailer

 

11 November 2018The Forge preview - Raiding with friends

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's first DLC Challenge Tomb is set to release this week. Shacknews got a chance to try it out and get an idea of what players can expect.

 

19 October 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s worst scares happen underwater

19 October 2018100% Shadow Bug Now Patched And Fixed

After what seems like an eternity for fans, EM have finally patched the 100% completionist bug in all versions of Shadow. To read more on this subject checkout the article from PC Gamer.

 

19 October 2018Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - New Adventures Trailer

Join Eidos Montreal as they dive into these fresh experiences, which deliver all-new challenge tombs many playable in co-op. The team explores Tomb Raider’s rich lore with multiple side-missions, and even more customization possibilities with unique outfits, weapons and skills.

 

05 October 2018Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - The Forge Announced

We are proud to announce the first of seven new DLC adventures for Shadow of the Tomb Raider - The Forge. Available as a free download to all Season Pass holders, or as a standalone purchase, The Forge will launch worldwide on November 13th for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC / Steam.

In her DLC debut, Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, she will uncover details about a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to be lost in flame. The Forge delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

A completely new adventure, The Forge is the first of seven monthly DLC releases available through the Shadow of the Tomb RAider Season Pass, providing players with an abundance of fresh content, challenge tombs, co-op experiences, weapons and outfits, and additional narrative side missions.Additionally, The Forge will introduce Score Attack and Time Attack modes.

01 October 2018Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Kickstarter is now LIVE!

The Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony has just launched its Kickstarter campaign. The project aims to produce a world-class studio album of Peter Connelly's Tomb Raider music, using a live orchestra and top names including Tina Gup, Julie Elven, and Dr Richard Niles. 

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27 September 2018TR: TDAS Interview with sculptor Matt Chrich

The Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony team yesterday revealed the final pledge rewards for its upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The exclusive, limited-edition statuette of Kurtis "Demon Hunter" Trent from Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness - along with the replica of Lara Croft's memorial statue from Tomb Raider: Chronicles - have attracted delighted reactions from fans. Now the team has released an exclusive interview with the man responsible for sculpting these unique pledge rewards, Matt Chrich (aka @Punkk_Munkk / @punkkmunkk)

You can read the interview here!

26 September 2018New pledge rewards revealed for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony!

We knew that the pledge rewards for the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Kickstarter campaign were special, but today's revelations have taken it to a whole new level.

 

Firstly, fans will be able to obtain a limited-edition Kurtis Trent statuette. Apart from a tiny gaming piece in the Angel of Darkness boardgame, we believe this is the ONLY figure of Kurtis Trent that's ever been offered to Tomb Raider fans. Even though this photograph is still of a WIP model, we are so excited!

Secondly, the TR:TDAS team are offering two WORLD EXCLUSIVE collectables. The first is the ACTUAL MASTER CD from the 2002 Abbey Road recordings of the Angel of Darkness music. This is the CD that all of the game's music was sourced from, and is the ONLY one of its kind. The second reward is a beautiful hand-tooled leather binder containing Murti Schofield's ORIGINAL, HANDWRITTEN NOTES from his time as writer for The Angel of Darkness. From the picture, you can clearly see his signature calligraphy, sketches and mind-maps as he collected together his ideas and inspiration for the game's story, characters and locations. This is a priceless treasure and a true part of Tomb Raider's history! 

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26 September 2018World-famous solo cellist TINA GUO joins Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony!

The Dark Angel Symphony team just dropped the bombshell that none other than Tina Guo will be joining the project! 

Known for her virtuoso skill and opulant style, Tina Guo has performed with orchestras around the world, alongside legendary names like Hans Zimmer, for TV, film, commercials, video games, and recitations. You might instantly recognise her as the soloist performing Wonder Woman's signature theme in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justive and last year's standalone Wonder Woman film.

 

 

Guo's particpation in Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony is guaranteed to add an extra WOW factor to Peter Connelly's already iconic Tomb Raider music. We can't wait!

19 September 2018Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony LARA CROFT MEMORIAL STATUE pledge reward

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony has revealed another of the unique, fan-produced pledge rewards that backers will have the chance to get their hands on when the Kickstarter campaign launches on 1st October. 

The statue - a replica of Lara Croft's memorial statue seen in Tomb Raider: Chronicles - is entirely sculpted, cast and finished by hand, and has been specially commissioned for the project from artist Matt Chrich.

 

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19 September 2018Soloist Julie Elven joins the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony

In news that's sure to please Tomb Raider fans, vocal soloist Julie Elven will be joining the team at Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony!

Julie Elven will be familiar to videogame fans as the vocalist behind Horizon: Zero Dawn, World of Warcraft: Legion, and many others. She has also featured in film and TV scores, working alongside James Newton Howard to produce the Hanging Tree solo from The Hunger Games. She will now lend her beautiful vocals to Peter Connelly's Tomb Raider music. 

11 September 2018Album art revealed for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony

The team at Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony - an officially sanctioned Kickstarter campaign to produce a studio album of Peter Connelly's iconic Tomb Raider music - has unveiled the album's cover art, designed by artist Inna Vjuzhanina. 

 

You can see a larger HQ version (and read more about the design) through this link! ALSO check out their updated website front page. We're so excited for this going live in October! 

11 September 2018Survivor Reborn reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

The team at Survivor Reborn was fortunate enough to be given review copies of the new Tomb Raider game to play through. And boy, were we impressed! You can read three of our reviews - with more to follow - by checking out the links below.

There are NO SPOILERS in any of these reviews.

Chris Carpineti: "Is Shadow the Best Tomb Raider Game in Years?"

 

 

Laurie's: "An Icon Returns: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review"

 

Matt's: "Tomb Raider Reborn: A Franchise Saved"

11 September 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Launch Trailer released

The official launch trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider has dropped on YouTube! Ready yourselves for a very special Tomb Raider experience, folks!

 

05 September 2018Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony reveals first Kickstarter pledge rewards

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony - a fan-driven Kickstarter campaign that aims to produce a studio album of Peter Conelly's music from The Last Revelation, Chronicles, and the Angel of Darkness - has revealed the first of its pledge rewards. Backers will be able to get their hands on exclusive, handmade jewellery items by sculptor Jenni Milward (who is also SR's editor and blogger/podcaster).

The items have been inspired by four iconic artefacts from these three games: The Iris, the Chirugai, the Scarab, and Lara Croft's bronze memorial stone. 

Watch this space for more updates as we draw closer to the Kickstarter launch on 1st October!

 

 

01 September 2018Special Edition Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Xbox One X

Xbox has announced a limited edition Shadow of the Tomb Raider-themed Xbox One X console. There's only one in the world.

The console is being sold on Ebay, with all proceeds going to Best Friends, a national animal welfare organization. The starting price was $1000, but several bidders tripled that number within hours. The bidding period ends on September 5 at 6:00 AM PT / 9:00 AM ET. The Xbox One X comes with an accompanying controller as well as a digital copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

01 September 2018Unboxing Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Impressive Collector's Edition

 

01 September 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC System Requirements

If you’re picking up Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PC, check out the minimum and recommended requirements below!

Minimum

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

Processor: i3-3220 INTEL or AMD Equilevant

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660/GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon HD 7770

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 40 GB available space

 

Recommended

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core i7 4770K, 3.40 Ghz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 3.20 Ghz

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8GB

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 40 GB available space

 

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27 August 2018Peter Connelly announces Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony

Peter Connelly and his team have finally revealed the nature of their #secretproject2 that has been in the works for nearly two years. It's a Kickstarter campaign that aims to bring Connelly's Tomb Raider music - from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and the iconic Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness - to life as never before! Full details of the announcement can be found below in the official press release.

We're so excited for this! There's a LOT more information and goodies - including exclusive pledge rewards and other key personnel - to come, so be sure to like, follow and subscribe to the social media feeds and their webpage email newsletter!

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"​Peter Connelly announces Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony

Legendary Tomb Raider™ composer announces fan-driven Kickstarter campaign to bring beloved videogame soundtrack to life!

London, August 27th, 2018.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of composer Peter Connelly’s first work on the Tomb Raider™ franchise. To celebrate this landmark event, Connelly is announcing today that he is launching a crowdfunding campaign (via Kickstarter) to produce a studio album featuring the music from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles and, most excitingly of all, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. This campaign has been organised entirely by a dedicated group of die-hard Tomb Raider™ fans and features world-class names within the music industry.

For nearly 20 years, Connelly and Tomb Raider™ fans have dreamed of hearing these beloved musical scores on a fully mastered studio album. Now, thanks to the crowd-funding power of Kickstarter, they have their chance to realise this dream. This campaign will be launched on the 1st October ­2018.

The album will not be a direct copy of the original Tomb Raider™ games’ scores, although it will remain faithful to those classic soundtracks. The music will be transformed and rearranged using techniques and personnel that were simply not available or within reach 15–20 years ago. Connelly intends to bring the musical compositions and recordings up to date and provide the listener, not only a sense of nostalgia, but with a whole new experience of this familiar and much-loved Tomb Raider™ music.

The original versions of Connelly’s pieces will also be made available, properly remastered and beautifully presented, to tie-in with the new orchestral album so that fans can enjoy the original scores in the best possible quality.

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony has been in development for about two years. This project is – uniquely – driven and arranged entirely “by the fans, for the fans” and sanctioned by Square Enix Europe and Crystal Dynamics.

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony treats old and new fans alike to the finest musicians, sound engineers and arrangers in the world, including:

· Dr Richard Niles – Orchestrator / Arranger / Musician. "One of the most versatile men in modern music", who has worked alongside such musical legends such as Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys (“Left to my Own Deviceshttp://bit.ly/29fgxMk), Ray Charles, Cher, James Brown, Kylie Minogue, Tears for Fears (“Sowing The Seeds of Lovehttp://bit.ly/1iybTmN), Tina Turner, Cat Stevens, Grace Jones, Swing Out Sister, Take That, and Grammy- and Ivor Novello Award-winning producer Trevor Horn CBE (“The Man Who Invented The Eighties”).

· Isobel Griffiths – Orchestra contractor. A frequent collaborator of Richard Niles, she has also worked with Hans Zimmer, Howard Shaw, and James Horner (to name but a few) in hand-picking musicians for orchestral ensembles.

· Martin Iveson (Atjazz) – Musician, Composer, and Audio Production/ Mastering specialist with a long history of working in videogames and the music industry.

· More special guests to be announced soon!

The studio album will be recorded at the prestigious Air Lyndhurst Studios, London. This state-of-the-art studio has the perfect facilities to achieve the album’s production requirements.

Artwork, promotional material, pledge rewards, websites and social media feeds, pamphlets and miscellany are also being produced by Connelly’s team. Backers of the Kickstarter campaign will have the chance to obtain rare and sought-after Tomb Raider™ merchandise and exclusive memorabilia.

For more information, please visit the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony website www.trdarkangel.com

More information coming soon!

You can also visit, subscribe, and follow Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram."

 

18 August 2018Survivor Reborn Podcast Episode #7: Shadows In The Jungle

Welcome to another episode of Survivor Reborn's podcast series. In this episode we discuss our gameplay experience with Shadow of the Tomb Raider's jungle environment.

 

18 August 2018Shadow Teams Up With Coca-Cola

Square Enix has announced that they have once again teamed up with the soda brand in a special promotion for the United States, Germany, and Poland. The experience isn't just about a can of coke either, but an actual in-movie experience as well. The company tells us, "On September 12, for one day only, fans will be able to experience “The Making of a Tomb Raider”. This feature length film follows renowned BASE jumper, climber and mountain biker Clair Marie as she attempts real-world Lara Croft challenges that show what it takes to become a Tomb Raider."

18 August 2018Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Statue Announced

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