The Crystal Dynamics team have launched two new online experiences for Tomb Raider fans to explore ahead of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Xbox release next month.
The Rise of the Tomb Raider Instagram Experience is possibly the best use of the photo- and video-sharing service I’ve seen to date.
Divided into 9 different sections and arranged like a virtual pinboard, the Instagram Experience allows fans to learn more about the deadly tombs Lara will visit as well as get a closer look at some of the gear, weapons, and guerilla combat skills Lara will have at her disposal as she embarks on her quest to find the lost city of Kitezh.
For those who aren’t afraid of minor spoilers, the Research section highlights some of Lara’s latest discoveries and reveals what drives her to embark on her latest adventure while the Bios section introduces us to some of the game’s secondary characters and antagonists.
A collection of Richard Croft’s research notes and audio tapes can be found in the Dictaphone section and fans who want access to Lara’s personal journal will need to have an Instagram account and send a “Follow” request.
For more information, please visit and follow the Tomb Raider Instagram Experience!
In addition to the aforementioned Instagram Experience, Crystal Dynamics also launched a promotional website that invites fans to “Experience hostile landscapes”, “Venture into deadly tombs”, and “Witness Lara Croft’s journey to become the Tomb Raider”.
The site contains a lot of the same information seen in the Instagram Experience but is a lot more detailed in its presentation and includes some 360° landscapes to play around with. Be sure to explore all three sections to discover new concept art and videos.
Please note that the site is optimised for Internet Explorer and certain sections of the site are not supported by Chrome or other browsers.
Fans who explore the site fully will be rewarded for their efforts so why not head on over to the site to claim your prize?