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14 January 2018Tomb Raider Suite Release Date and Official Site Live Now!

Kickstarter backers rejoice, the official release date for the Tomb Raider Suite has been announced as May 2018. Only a few months to go untill everyone can get their hands on this much-anticipated album. Didn't back the Kickstarter? Fear not - Nathan McCree has finally launched the official website for the project with a shop attached, and you can pre-order your copy by following the link below :-)

https://www.tombraidersuite.com/shop/

 

14 January 2018Blood Ties Official Playthrough

 

 

08 January 2018Alicia Vikander Teases Tomb Raider "Surprises" at 2018 Golden Globes

Alicia Vikander just gave moviegoers a big reason to celebrate the upcoming Tomb Raidermovie.

While appearing at the 2018 Golden Globes Sunday night, the actress stopped by Live From the Red Carpet where she couldn't help but tease what's to come in the blockbuster.

"This is much more an origins story. So this is kind of the story to see her becoming the very famous and well known action hero that we know her to be," Alicia shared with Giuliana Rancic. "I think it's going to be a lot of new elements and surprises for the fans too who already know the story very well."

The actress would also confirm that she has yet to meet Angelina Jolie.

But because the original Tomb Raider is also serving as a presenter tonight, this may be the night to make dreams come true.

 

To read more, click the external link for the full article.

07 January 2018New images of Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider movie

07 January 2018Tomb Raider Underworld free with Xbox Games With Gold January 1-15

From January 1 throught the 15th you can get Underworld free as part of the Xbox Games With Gold program.

07 January 2018New Movie Poster Revealed

07 January 2018Alicia Vikander reveals how her Lara Croft is different from Angelina Jolie's

Alicia Vikander will be picking up a bow and arrow to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot next year, but she's very aware that she's not the first actress to take on the role of the iconic video game character.

Talking to our sister publication Total Film magazine, Vikander talked about Angelina Jolie's version and how her Lara Croft will differ. “[Angelina] made that an iconic role,” says Vikander. “I knew we wouldn’t be able to redo that, and that’s not what we’re trying to do either. We go back to the beginning, and tell the origin story.”

 

To read more please click the external link to be taken to the Gamesradar article.

02 January 2018#secretproject2 revealed as Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel

Whispers have been sweeping social media for the last couple of weeks; hints that a HUGE fan-made project are in the works. Known as #secretproject2, this project is being spearheaded by Ash Kaprielov - the man who brought us the Core Design 20th Anniversary reunion QA panel at 2016's Play Expo Manchester. 

 

Now, the project's real name has been revealed at last. It is Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel - and we couldn't be more excited! Don't forget to head over to the project's Facebook page, and LIKE and SHARE to keep up to date with this amazing project. More news to come!

 

08 December 2017Late Late Toy Show 1999

Irish YouTubers Hit The Snake have unearthed a frankly mortifying clip from the Late Late Toy Show in 1999. The clip features a guest appearance by the then-official Lara Croft model, Lara Weller. 

You can view the full article at the Daily Edge here. Alternatively, the clip can be viewed on YouTube 

 

Remember: sometimes saving things for posterity can be awkward as heck.

 

08 December 2017Square Enix official Tomb Raider 2018 announcement

Square Enix have officially announced that a new Tomb Raider game is in the works, and will be formally presented next year. Here is their full statement. Can you spot the hidden word? ;-) 

05 December 2017SteamVR support for Rise of the Tomb Raider “Blood Ties” story chapter now available!

HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners can now experience the “Blood Ties” single-player story chapter through the eyes of Lara Croft on SteamVR. If you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through the halls of Croft Manor, VR is the ultimate way to do so. SteamVR allows you to stand in the Manor’s main hall, explore Lord Croft’s office, and discover memories long thought lost in the lower basement levels of the home of Lara’s youth. Explore Lara’s childhood home in VR and uncover a Croft family mystery that will change her life forever.

The SteamVR update is free and available now. The “Blood Ties” story chapter is included with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 year Celebration. Owners of Rise of the Tomb Raider standard edition can purchase the standalone version of Blood Ties, which is included in the 20 Year Celebration pack DLC, or purchase the season pass.

27 November 2017Reboot sells 11 million while Rise nears 7 million sales

The Tomb Raider reboot in 2013 was pretty successful, but it famously failed to meet Square Enix’s internal sales targets, despite pushing over 3.4 million units in its early days and going on to become the best-selling game in series history. You might say that the publisher’s expectations for the game were a bit unrealistic, and that’s something CEO Yosuke Matsuda is willing to admit.

Matsuda replaced previous Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada in 2013 amid a major slump for the company. It seems they were looking for Tomb Raider to reverse the course in a way that a single game could scarcely be capable of. “Looking back on that now, I think the target we set for ourselves was extremely high,” Matsuda tells GamesIndustry.biz.

“I say this with the benefit of hindsight now,” continues Matsuda, “but at the time our numbers leading up to the release of Tomb Raider had been very poor and I think our people were probably banking on that and wondering how much it was going to help our final earnings. In the end, it didn't quite sell as much as we had anticipated.”

Square Enix’s slate of Western franchises has certainly seemed troubled over the past few years, with apparently unrealistic expectations for Tomb Raider and a mixed reception for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, not to mention their decision to let go of both Hitman and developers IO Interactive. But in this same interview, Matsuda reiterates the company’s commitment to both Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, even if their recent deal with Marvel is currently taking precedence.

20 November 2017The Angel of Darkness Audiobook - Episode 19

While Kurtis fights for his life against a monstrously-mutated Boaz, Lara races to confront Eckhardt and stop him from awakening the Sleeper.

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In episode nineteen of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Lara Croft and Salieah were played by J. R. Milward. Kurtis Trent and Pieter Van Eckhardt were played by Adamm Khuevrr.

Written and adapted by J. R. Milward. 

Based on an original story by A. Murti Schofield.

With music by Peter Connelly and Martin Iveson. Additional sound effects courtesy of www.freesfx.co.uk, the BBC and the YouTube Audio Library.

Produced by Stephen Milward.

Lara Croft and Tomb Raider are the property of Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix. 

07 November 2017Xbox One X improvements for Rise of Tomb Raider

Xbox One X players can choose from one of three visual modes:

Native 4K (full 3840 by 2160) for the highest fidelity resolution.

Enriched visuals for stunning graphic upgrades.

High frame rate for the smoothest possible gameplay.

 

New Xbox One X tech enhancements for Rise of the Tomb Raider include:

HDR display support for more vibrant and accurate colour representation.

Spatial audio support, including Dolby Atmos, for true 3D audio.

Enhanced texture resolution for Lara Croft, NPCs, and environments for even more immersive and realistic details.

 

Additional visual enhancements include:

Improved volumetric lights.

Improved reflections.

Enhanced foliage.

Upgraded polygonal detail.

Improved anti-aliasing.

Amplified texture filtering.

 

06 November 2017SURVIVOR'S CRUSADE #1 - Announced

Lara Croft has unfinished business. After facing Trinity in Siberia, she's more confused than ever about her father's mysterious death. She's been training and following flimsy leads, preparing herself to figure out what really happened to Lord Richard Croft. Now, she's ready to put everything on the line to uncover the truth.

Writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist) and artist Ashley A. Woods (Ladycastle, Niobe), continue Lara's story after Rise of the Tomb Raider and the last Dark Horse series! 

* A new creative team puts a new twist on Lara Croft's adventures! 

* A great jumping-on point for new readers!

 

Publication Date: November 22, 2017

 

Click the external link below to Pre-order :)

 

22 October 2017Tomb Raider’s Creative Director Leaves Crystal Dynamics

The Tomb Raider franchise has come a long way over the past few years, thanks to the awesome 2013 reboot, as well as the 2015 adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider that followed shortly thereafter. Now, while we’re questioning the future of the franchise, Crystal Dynamic has lost one of its key team members.

Ian Milham, who served on Crystal Dynamics as the creative director for the series, has departed to go work on a new adventure, according to his Twitter page.

“Hi friends!” he noted. “An announcement: last week was my last at Crystal Dynamics, I’ve joined old friends at @OutpostGamesInc! I’m now Creative Director on @playsosgame! I’m in love with the potential and freshness of it.”

He also added, “Don’t infer anything about CD or Tomb Raider based on this. They’ve been awesome and people should be very excited by what’s coming. This was a chance to team up with old friends again on something exciting (and cut my commute from an hour to 10 minutes).”

22 October 2017Tomb Raider Suite Project Wraps Up

So that's a wrap at Abbey Road. I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the production staff involved with the recording of The Tomb Raider Suite, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metro Voices. Everyone did a fantastic job and it was a truly magical experience to be surrounded by such an incredible group of professionals. Thank you also to all the fans who attended to share this experience with me and of course to our sponsors who have been more than generous with their support for the project. Finally I would like to thank Abbey Road for their hospitality and professionalism during the recording. I sincerely hope I can return to their studios again some day soon. I still haven't quite 'landed' after this extraordinary experience. Some much needed sleep is in order. Thank you once again everyone for making this happen. Will be posting further updates soon once I've had a chance to recuperate.

Update from Nathan McCree Via Facebook

21 October 2017Extra Life 2017 Team Tomb Raider Raffle

It's that time again! The Tomb Raider CommunityExtra Life team is gaming to raise money forChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals. As a way of thanking our generous supporters, we are giving away a collection of fabulous prizes, including gorgeous fan art, games, collectibles, and more!

You do not have to donate in order to win, but donors will receive bonus raffle entries. Follow the link below details and entry form.

http://tombraiders.net/extra-life/raffle.html

21 October 2017Spotlight: Play Expo Manchester 2017 Article

Phew, what a weekend. Survivor Reborn just returned from a visit to this year’s Play Expo in Manchester’s Event City. Here’s some of our shots and impressions of this great weekend – the place where consoles, retrogaming, and indie developers come together with gamers and creators alike for the north of England’s biggest gaming event.

Although there was no specific Tomb Raider event put on this year (in contrast to 2016’s 20th Anniversary celebrations), there was still plenty to see and do.

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