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Square Enix to Announce New ‘Tomb Raider’ Game in 2018

Tomb Raider fans can breathe easy: Square Enix have confirmed that a new Tomb Raider game is in development and added that the upcoming game will be announced in 2018. Mere hours before the 2017 Game Awards, the company posted a short announcement across its official social media accounts, reassuring fans that “some big news” will be coming their way in the not-too-distant future. “Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could ... [Continue Reading]

December 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

No New ‘Tomb Raider’ Content at E3 2017?

Tomb Raider fans expecting to see a preview of Lara Croft’s next adventure at E3 2017 may be in for a disappointment. According to Crystal Dynamics Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie, this “will be a quiet E3 for Lara, but we’re looking forward to catching up on her new adventure later this year”. It’s unclear if this means there’ll be absolutely no new content on show at E3 (perhaps we’ll get a title and/or release date), but all I can say ... [Continue Reading]

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rhianna Pratchett Bids a Fond Farewell to the ‘Tomb Raider’ Franchise

In their first major announcement of 2017, Crystal Dynamics announced that Rhianna Pratchett, the lead writer for the best-selling games Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be parting ways with the Tomb Raider franchise to focus on new projects. The team thanked Rhianna for her dedication and tireless efforts on both games and wrote that she was “instrumental in helping [them] find Lara’s voice in the 2013 origin story” and shaping Lara Croft “into the ... [Continue Reading]

January 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

Language Proficiency Will Be Part of Lara’s Skill Set in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics have promised that their latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will push Lara Croft to her physical and mental limits as she journeys across Syria and Siberia in search of the secrets of immortality. Not only will she need to rely on her wits and outdoor survival skills to accomplish her mission, she will also need to rely on some of the skills she may have acquired during her student days. Creative Director Noah Hughes has confirmed that GPS caches, diary entries, and ... [Continue Reading]

June 22, 2015 // 16 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider “Siberian Wilderness” E3 Demo

Anyone who’s been following E3 this year will be familiar with the Rise of the Tomb Raider “Avalanche” gameplay demo that made its worldwide debut during the Xbox briefing. The screenshots and video footage have been republished on every other gaming site and clips of Lara and Jonah’s doomed mountain expedition have been featured in virtually every interview conducted with the Crystal Dynamics team. I feel I’ve seen this demo so many times that I’ll be able ... [Continue Reading]

June 20, 2015 // 10 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider – E3 Gameplay Reveal Video & Screenshots

After what has felt like centuries of waiting, Tomb Raider fans finally got their first glimpse of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay at today’s Xbox E3 briefing. It’s been a year since a sequel to the best-selling Tomb Raider 2013 was announced and it’s only in the past few weeks that the Rise of the Tomb Raider marketing campaign has really begun to hit its stride. Pegged for a November 10th release date, I suspect we’ll be seeing plenty more gameplay demos, ... [Continue Reading]

June 15, 2015 // 9 Comments

What to Expect at E3 2015

E3 2015 opens in less than 2 weeks and the Tomb Raider fan community is already buzzing with excitement. Earlier this week, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics released a short CGI teaser trailer to whet the fanbase’s appetite while visitors to the game’s official Xbox page were invited to look for clues hidden across the page. These clues were little tidbits of information about the game’s plot and primary antagonists, narrated by Lara (Camilla Luddington) herself. You can find ... [Continue Reading]

June 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Discover the Legend Within – Thoughts & Screenshots

Crystal Dynamics and Xbox have kicked off what will surely be an exciting month for Tomb Raider fans by releasing a new teaser trailer for Lara’s next adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The CGI teaser trailer, dubbed “Discover the Legend Within” sees our heroine relying on her wits, quick reflexes, and trusty climbing axes to traverse and survive the treacherous peaks of Siberia and gives us a sneak preview of what we can expect to see at the Xbox E3 Briefing in 2 ... [Continue Reading]

June 1, 2015 // 6 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run – First Impressions and Screenshots

UPDATE: Lara Croft: Relic Run is now available across the world for iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone. Please note that it may not be compatible with older devices or available in all countries just yet. The upcoming mobile adventure-runner game Lara Croft: Relic Run was soft-launched in the Netherlands today and, honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My day started off on the wrong foot, with every form of Dutch public transport conspiring to make me wish I had never ... [Continue Reading]

April 14, 2015 // 11 Comments

The Book of Secrets: What the Mystery Book in Tomb Raider’s Final Scene Spells for the Future of the Series

Ever since eagle-eyed gamers spotted the word “Croatoan” written in the book seen in Tomb Raider 2013’s closing scene, there has been a lot of speculation as to what this may mean for the future of the Tomb Raider series. Were the development team hinting at the storyline or location for the next game, perhaps a mission to find the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Were there any other clues to Lara’s next adventure scribbled across the pages visible in the closing scene? ... [Continue Reading]

March 4, 2015 // 7 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Cosplay

Game Informer’s recently-published Rise of the Tomb Raider Gear Guide has undoubtedly put a smile on the faces of countless Tomb Raider cosplayers and presented them with the challenge of finding (or crafting) Lara’s new outfit and gear in time for the next convention or fan meet-up. UPDATE: If you’d like to create your own Rise of the Tomb Raider costume, visit LaraCroftCosplay.Com for cosplay tips and tutorials! The guide was created in collaboration with Crystal ... [Continue Reading]

February 23, 2015 // 6 Comments

Square Enix Announce New Project – Lara Croft: Relic Run

UPDATE: The game was soft-launched in the Netherlands in mid-April. Here are my initial thoughts on Relic Run along with some screenshots and a gameplay video. After weeks of complaining about the lack of Tomb Raider news, we were suddenly deluged by a flood of information about the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider. And now it seems there may be another Lara Croft-branded game on the horizon: Lara Croft: Relic Run. News about Lara Croft: Relic Run hit Twitter after some sharp-eyed fans ... [Continue Reading]

February 13, 2015 // 7 Comments

Lara Croft & the Quest for Eternal Life

In Game Informer’s latest online feature, Raiders of the Lost City – Lara’s Search for Immortality, we learnt that Lara will be searching for the lost city of Kitezh in her upcoming adventure and that her experiences on Yamatai the previous year have sparked off an almost unhealthy obsession with immortality myths. But what triggered this obsession in Lara? And why did Crystal Dynamics choose to set their latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, in Siberia? Here’s an ... [Continue Reading]

February 11, 2015 // 11 Comments

Will the Next Tomb Raider “Rise” to My Expectations?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this past week, you will no doubt have heard that Rise of the Tomb Raider is Game Informer’s latest cover story and that the game will see Ms Croft journey to Siberia (and possibly other locations) in search of a lost city and the secrets of immortality. The concept art and officially-released screenshots all look promising and the game’s creative director, Noah Hughes, is clearly passionate about his work on this much-awaited sequel. ... [Continue Reading]

February 8, 2015 // 12 Comments

Game Informer: Five Ways Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is Improving Upon The Reboot (Plus Screenshots)

As part of their month-long online coverage of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Game Informer have published a video in which Creative Director Noah Hughes talks about some of the game’s new gameplay and combat features. Click on the image below to watch this exclusive video interview! Short on time? Here’s a summary of some of the new gameplay features we can expect to see in Rise of the Tomb Raider: Lara will once again be able to swim underwater (hooray!) as well as climb trees or hide ... [Continue Reading]

February 5, 2015 // 12 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Game Informer’s Cover Story for March 2015

Remember last month when I compiled a list of the precious few details we knew about the upcoming Tomb Raider sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider? And how we all took to social media to becry the lack of screenshots and plot details? Well, it looks like that’s all about to change as Game Informer have just announced that the Rise of the Tomb Raider will be their cover story for March 2015! Game Informer subscribers will be treated to a 12-page feature on Crystal Dynamics’ ... [Continue Reading]

February 4, 2015 // 15 Comments

What We Know About the Rise of the Tomb Raider So Far…

UPDATE: Stop the presses! This is all about to change now that Game Informer have announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be their cover story for March 2015! Click here for all the latest Rise of the Tomb Raider developments! Despite being one of the key announcements at last year’s E3, there has been precious little news about The Rise of the Tomb Raider, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot. Seven months have past since the announcement trailer was ... [Continue Reading]

January 24, 2015 // 13 Comments

15 Things to Look Forward to in 2015

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, 2014 was a fairly epic year for Tomb Raider fans and I have no doubt that 2015 will try its best to top the successes of the past year. As a fan community, what should we get excited about and what can we expect to see in 2015? Well, here are 15 things we Tomb Raider fans can look forward to next year: 1) The Rise of the Tomb Raider – This one’s a no-brainer. The highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s reboot will be coming to the Xbox One ... [Continue Reading]

December 31, 2014 // 6 Comments

Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris Q&A with Scot Amos

Square Enix hosted a live Q&A session with Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris Executive Producer Scot Amos over on the official Tomb Raider forum on 25th November 2014. Over the course of the hour-long session, Scot took the opportunity to answer many of the fans’ questions about the upcoming game, its gameplay features, and the future of the Lara Croft spin-off series. Here’s a short selection of questions and answers from the live Q&A session: (Author’s note: ... [Continue Reading]

November 26, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Rise of the Console Exclusive Raider?

Pretty much anyone who has been following this week’s gaming industry news already knows about the “Great Tomb Raider PR Blunder of 2014”. When Crystal Dynamics’ Head of Studios Darrell Gallagher posted his special announcement on the official Tomb Raider Blog on Tuesday, there was a great disturbance in the TR fan community, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in anger and yelled “Oh, hell no!” And understandably so. Tomb Raider has been a ... [Continue Reading]

August 16, 2014 // 12 Comments

Lara Croft Heads Back to Egypt in “Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris”

UPDATE: The game now has an official launch date, 9th December 2014, and Square Enix have confirmed that it will be available for the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One only. A number of gameplay demos can be found over on IGN’s website. If the announcement about the follow-up to Tomb Raider 2013 wasn’t enough, you’ll be glad to hear that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will also be releasing a sequel to the popular co-op game, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light in the ... [Continue Reading]

June 10, 2014 // 6 Comments

Square Enix Announces “Rise of the Tomb Raider”

Update: Crystal Dynamics’ Head of Studios has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will now be an Xbox exclusive (though perhaps only a timed exclusive). Is this the Rise of the Console Exclusive Raider? You can keep up with all the latest Rise of the Tomb Raider news right here! E3 2014 has gotten off to an exciting start for Tomb Raider fans everywhere! Square Enix announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to Tomb Raider 2013, will be out in late 2015 for all next-gen ... [Continue Reading]

June 9, 2014 // 19 Comments

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Coming to XBox One & Playstation 4

Rumours of a next-gen release of Tomb Raider 2013 were confirmed at the VGX awards on Saturday 7th December when Crystal Dynamics announced that they will be re-releasing the game for the XBox One and Playstation 4 in late January 2014 (Click to watch the trailer and interview). Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will feature improved visuals, including a next-gen Lara Croft model, new environmental effects and TressFX hair rendering, and will include a bundle of downloadable content, including ... [Continue Reading]

December 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

10 Things I’d Like to See in the ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel

It’s been a couple of weeks since Square Enix confirmed that a sequel to this year’s Tomb Raider reboot was in the works. Many other bloggers have already put forward their wishlists for the upcoming game but I thought I’d add my two cents. Update: There have been a few announcements about the upcoming sequel, The Rise of the Tomb Raider, since I wrote this article. Click here to read more about this highly-anticipated game! Here are 10 things I’d like to see in the Tomb ... [Continue Reading]

August 20, 2013 // 31 Comments

Tomb Raider Sequel Has Been Confirmed

Good news, Tomb Raider fans! There *will* be a sequel to this year’s Tomb Raider game. A sequel had been hinted at when Dark Horse Comics announced a new Tomb Raider comic series was in the works but Phil Rogers, CEO for Square Enix Europe, put all the rumours to rest on his blog earlier today. “Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in ... [Continue Reading]

August 1, 2013 // 8 Comments