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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

 

Pre-order the Croft Edition for Early Access, Play September 12th: https://tombraider.games/–preorder

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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Press Release

"​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

14 August 2018Tomb Raider Legend/Anniversary Now Backwards Compat On Xbox One

 

Microsoft has added two new games to the Backward Compatibility program today. The Tomb Raider franchise grows in playability with Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary joining Underworld and Guardian of Light. If you're into stacking Gamerscore, there is a Japanese version of Anniversary for import as well.

14 August 2018Survivor Reborn Will Be At GamesCon 2018

We are delighted to announce that our very own Jennifer Milward will be attending this year's GamesCon at Cologne, Germany, as an OFP Ambassador for Survivor Reborn. See you there for #ShadowOfTheTombRaider goodies!

11 August 2018Survivor Reborn Plays 20 Minutes Of SHADOW

We were lucky enough to attend a press event in London hosted by Square Enix London. At this event, we were able to get our hands on the first few hours of the new Shadow of the Tomb Raider... not only that we were even able to record it - although not all of what we saw has been allowed to be shown just yet! What we have put together for you here, is a small example of what we played and hopefully you can see why we are very excited to play this game on release.

This footage was recorded on a PS4 Pro

*WARNING: Obviously contains gameplay spoilers*

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released across platforms on September 14th, 2018

11 August 2018Writer and Director Talk Plot, Character, and Gameplay

 

10 August 2018'Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s First 15 Minutes Revealed

10 August 2018WHAT'S NEW IN SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER - IGN FIRST

10 August 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider lets you independently adjust difficulty of puzzles, traversal and combat

10 August 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Underwater Survival

Explore underwater environments filled with vast caverns and deep tunnel systems in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

 

10 August 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Combat Tactics

Become one with the jungle in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with a new range of guerrilla tactics. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.

 

10 August 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Deadly Tombs

Delve into the the terrifying tombs of Shadow of the #TombRaider. Featuring deadly traps and brutal puzzles, Lara must persevere through her darkest hour.

 

30 July 2018New video - A Stunning World - showcases Shadow of the Tomb Raider's environments

A new video showcasing Shadow of the Tomb Raider's gorgeous landscapes has just been released for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and don't forget to comment on our social media feeds!

 

25 July 2018Pixel Pal Tomb Raider Figures Announced, September Release

Light up your world with Pixel Pals; collectible pixel-art renditions of your favorite iconic characters! we want you to show off what you love and shine bright with Pixel Pals. Pop in a couple AAA batteries and you're all set. Equipped with a high level of intelligence, superior combat skills, and a vast knowledge of ancient history, Lara Croft is a force to be reckoned with. She made her video game debut with Tomb Raider in 1996 and is One of the most iconic video game characters of all time. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. Batteries not included.

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24 July 2018Shadow of the Tomb Raider goes gold!

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have just announced that Shadow of the Tomb Raider has gone gold!

 

23 July 2018New video showing the lost city of Paititi

Square Enix/Eidos Montreal have released a new video showing the lost city of Paititi in greater detail. In the video, we learn how Lara will interact with the inhabitants, traverse the landscape, and discover forgotten - and deadly - crypts and tombs.

The video also mentions new aspects to Shadow's gameplay mechanics compared to previous titles. In addition to variable difficulty for exploration, puzzles, and combat, the inhabitants of Paititi will all speak in their native language (unless you choose otherwise). This is an extra layer of cultural immersion and a very welcome addition to the franchise. 

We look forward to more!

22 July 2018New Excalibur-inspired pendants for sale at #TheCroftEmporium

Excalibur-inspired pendants now available at Jen's #Etsy shop. Perfect for smiting, opening magical portals, and playing around with paradoxes. You decide!

21 July 2018Shadow statue announced by Weta Workshop

 

21 July 2018Syfywire Previews SHADOW At SDCC

To read the full article click the link.

 

12 July 2018#AOD15 Fan QA podcast with Murti Schofield

Thanks to everyone who recently submitted questions to Murti Schofield - the writer behind Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness - for this QA podcast. Tune in, sit back, and enjoy! 

 

09 July 2018Baby of the Tomb Raider?

Recent speculation amng fans and Tomb Raider names such as Camilla Luddington has concerned the question: can and should the franchise consider giving Lara Croft a child? Chris Carpineti shares his thoughts on the matter.

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09 July 2018#AOD15: An Interview with Peter Connelly

The Survivor Reborn team was fortunate enough to sit down with Peter Connelly - the composer and audio mastermind behind Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and the legendary Tomb Riader: The Angel of Darkness - to ask him about his musical background, his work with Tomb Raider and other video games, and what the future might hold...

Full interview

09 July 2018Survivor Reborn at E3 2018

Our admin Lori Croft was lucky enough to be appointed an OFP Tomb Raider Ambassador and got to see Shadow of teh Tomb Raider first-hand at this year's E3. Check out her in-depth report through the link! 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider at E3

09 July 2018LGBTQ+ Pride Month podcast

In this latest episode, the Survivor Reborn team discusses what Tomb Raider and Lara Croft means to the LGBTQ+ community.

 

09 July 2018Survivor Reborn Podcast Episode #4: #AOD15 SPECIAL: An Interview With Murti Schofield PART 2

In part 2 of our podcast special to mark The Angel of Darkness' 15th anniversary, the team at Survivor Reborn sits down with celebrated writer Murti Schofield to discuss the lost history of Lara's most mysterious adventure.

 

 

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