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‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ – Concept Art and Screenshots (April 2018)

Shortly after the release of the “End of the Beginning” reveal trailer on April 27, Square Enix, Eidos Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics released a number of brand new screenshots and concept art for Lara Croft’s upcoming adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Here is an overview of the official screenshots and concept art released in April 2018. Screenshots Lara Croft takes in the sights and sounds of Mexico in her latest video game outing, exploring Maya ruins, gate-crashing ... [Continue Reading]

April 28, 2018 // 4 Comments

Titan Books to Publish ‘Tomb Raider’ Film Companion Book

Make some space in your home library because an 176-page companion book to Tomb Raider (2018) will be hitting shelves on March 20! Written by Sharon Gosling and titled Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film, this hardback companion book will be published by Titan Books and will be packed with concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, insights into the stunts, and commentary from actress Alicia Vikander, director Roar Uthaug, and other cast and crew from the upcoming film. Titan Books has been ... [Continue Reading]

January 29, 2018 // 2 Comments

Tomb Raider Tidbit: The Time Lara Croft Almost Visited Mali

In the 2006 game Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft travels across the globe in search of pieces of the mythical Excalibur, visiting such places as a military base in Kazakhstan, the ruins of Tiwanaku in Bolivia, an ancient temple in the Ghanaian rainforest, and an abandoned monastery in Nepal. But did you know that the West African nation of Mali was almost a stop on Lara’s grand tour? Perusing my archive of Legend concept art recently, I spotted two pieces of artwork that seemed to depict ... [Continue Reading]

August 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider: The Official Art Book

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft explores a hidden oasis in Syria and a centuries-old settlement in Siberia in her quest to uncover the lost city of Kitezh and the secrets that lie within. Along the way, you. the gamer, will come across countless Byzantine murals, awe-inspiring ruins, and a wealth of ancient artefacts, not to mention wild animals, mercenary soldiers, and troubled villagers. And if you’d like to take a closer look at the characters and locations that appear in the ... [Continue Reading]

August 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tomb Raider Tidbit: Truth Behind Myth

There have been times where I’ve come across an object in a Tomb Raider game that caught my eye but didn’t write an article about it because it didn’t quite fit the scope of my Arte-Factual series. So to remedy this, I’ve decided to launch a new series that will tackle anything that either doesn’t warrant a full in-depth feature or simply doesn’t fit neatly under any of the site’s existing series. The subject of this very first edition of ... [Continue Reading]

January 17, 2016 // 7 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – November 2015

Crystal Dynamics has released three new pieces of concept art to coincide with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider. And since I’ve been a little lazy about posting concept art on the blog (the last such update was back in July), I thought I’d search through my folders and share all of the officially-released artwork from the past few months. Please note that these do not reveal any plot spoilers and some of the concepts did not make it into the final game, so the images should be ... [Continue Reading]

November 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – July 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, Tomb Raider fans have been treated to a slew of new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage and concept art as part of Crystal Dynamics’ and Xbox’s promotional activities at E3 2015 and the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a collection of concept art that was released in July 2015. Crystal Dynamics/Xbox – E3 2015: The following concept art is property of Crystal Dynamics and was released during E3 2015. Entertainment Weekly: The following pieces of ... [Continue Reading]

July 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – Pre-E3 Collection

E3 2015 is just around the corner and with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider creeping ever closer, it’s only a matter of time before we’re treated to some new gameplay footage, screenshots, and possibly even a new trailer. June is going to be an exciting month to be a Tomb Raider fan. For now, here’s a collection of all the Rise concept art that Crystal Dynamics has released to date. If you’re looking for screenshots, click here. Concept Art – Game Informer ... [Continue Reading]

May 16, 2015 // 4 Comments