Sunday, February 28, 2021

Special Interview with Shelley Blond & Natalie Cook

The month of February has finally come to an end and so has the celebrations of the original Tomb Raider of 1996. Our very own Meagan Marie conducts a fantastic interview with the OG's of TR, Shelley Blond and Natalie Cook! Shelly is the original voice actress and Natalie is the original model of the first game! It is full of fun and laughs so be sure to check it out. This is a rare occurrence for Natalie, what a treat.

Classic cosplay guides are to be released each month and the first can be seen below. Also, an awesome streamer kit, fan art collections, and poll results are to be found on the 25 Years of Tomb Raider site.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Gaming

A very special Happy Birthday is in order for our Queen of Gaming, Lara Croft! I can't believe it's been 25 years since the incarnation of the greatest franchise of all time. Here's to plenty more to come. There's so much more to explore. The wonderful @irene_aimee has created all of these adorable Valentines for us to share with someone special. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Tomb Raider 25 Year Celebration Kicks Off!

The celebrations have officially kicked off for the 25 Years of Tomb Raider! From the surprises that were revealed today, it looks as though the developers and community as whole have a lot of fun planned for us all. Check out the video above for some announcements and where the franchise might be heading in the future... it's all very exciting! 

A new website has launched dedicated to the happenings throughout the year. Dig into the details of 1996's Tomb Raider 1 now and more goodies!


Be sure to check out the incomparable Brenoch Adams' reimagining of the original Tomb Raider cover art! Download this magnificent beauty in all resolutions and print it out to replace your game copy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tomb Raider Anime Series Coming To Netflix


Netflix along with Legendary Television have announced a Tomb Raider anime series is coming to the streaming platform. The series will be written and directed by Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja) and will pick up right after the Reboot Trilogy. I cannot wait to see where these new adventures take Lara as the 25 Years of Tomb Raider Celebration kicks off! #TR25

Read more here: Deadline

Monday, January 18, 2021

ChaNerd Created a Superb Collector's Edition of Lara Croft: Relic Run

ChaNerd has created the Lara Croft: Relic Run Oni Edition and boy is it a beauty! The attention to detail is absolutely astounding and the special items are gorgeous! This looks like an official release and how I wish it was!

The Oni Edition includes the game, a lithograph, art book, Lara's diary, an Oni Demon mask plaque, and even the full soundtrack! (Which I have been trying to find for ages..)

Give ChaNerd a follow to see all of their special creations.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Square Enix Reveals Tomb Raider Reloaded


Square Enix has surprised all of us fans with the announcement of Tomb Raider Reloaded! A brand new action-arcade game coming to iOS and Android in 2021. Emerald City Games is developing the game and Square Enix London Mobile is the publisher. Crystal Dynamics is involved, but only to ensure the experience is Tomb Raider worthy. It looks like Tomb Raider Reloaded will have some kind of soft launch in specific territories before the full release. Keep it locked and loaded here on MaxRaider for more information as it unfolds.

Source: Crystal Dynamics

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Square Enix Posts Classic Tomb Raider Anniversaries

Square Enix has recently posted anniversary updates of both Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III on their social channels. Could this be hinting at remasters of the classic games that the fandom so desperately wishes for? With the Video Game Awards coming up in December and Tomb Raider IV and V anniversaries on the horizon, I will be keeping my eyes peeled for an announcement... 


Monday, October 26, 2020

Weta Workshop Reveals Art for Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary Statue

 This month marks the 24th anniversary of the original Tomb Raider back in 1996 and Weta Workshop has given us quite a surprise! Behold the art of the statue that is to come next year in celebration of 25 years of Tomb Raider! This piece is epic and I'm sure the finished product will do our heroine justice! 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Gaming Heads Reveals Rise of the Tomb Raider Statue

Gaming Heads have revealed the latest statue in their 20 Years of Tomb Raider Collection. This statue celebrates the reboot era with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Lara donning her snow gear from the beginning of the game. She stands over 20" tall and is available in three different editions. The Regular Edition, the Exclusive Edition, and the Collective Edition.

The Exclusive Edition is limited to 500 pieces and includes interchangeable arms with dual axes and glow stick as well as the option of Lara wearing her beanie and goggles.

For more information visit Gaming Heads Website.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Lara Croft and Tomb Raider Social Media Outlets Merge


The Lara Croft and Tomb Raider Brand pages have ran separately for some time now on social media. The Lara Croft Brand promoting the smaller classic styled games and the Tomb Raider Brand promoting the AAA main series games.

Now all of the social media outlets have merged under the single brand that is Tomb Raider. This is very interesting considering the Lara Croft outlets haven't posted anything since 2017. There's a lot to speculate on here. Could there be a new game announcement coming soon? Perhaps the fabled Tomb Raider Ultimate Experience aka T.R.U.E. that has been floating around the internet will actually come...true? Or the brand could be trying to limit confusion by streamlining their social media presence. We will have to wait and see.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Weta Workshop Teases New Tomb Raider Anniversary Statue

During a Comic Con @ Home special, Weta Workshop teased that they are working on a brand new Lara Croft statue...and it's based on Tomb Raider: Anniversary! What a surprise! I can't wait to see the finished piece!

Weta gives some details:

"Paying homage to the 25th anniversary of Lara Croft, our sculptors have been busy tackling one of the most courageous characters ever...
Strap in for a jaw snapping ride with our upcoming Tomb Raider: Anniversary sculpt.
Hold tight till October to see the whole piece, in all it’s 1:4 scale glory."

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Tomb Raider X Animal Crossing

The developers over at Crystal Dynamics have done it again in creating iconic outfits for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! The devs were inspired by the passionate fans re-creating their favorite Tomb Raider outfits in the game. The Classic, Angel of Darkness, and Tomb Raider 2013 designs can be accessed via The Official Tomb Raider Blog. Fans from all around the globe have created great outfit designs so be on the lookout. Also, check out Tomb Raider Universe on Facebook for all takes on Lara.

The devs didn't forget, you also can decorate your walls with Lara! Get all the artwork HERE!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Game by Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics along with Crystal Northwest and Eidos Montreal are working hard on a new Marvel's Avengers game and it is looking pretty fantastic! I know my site is dedicated to the Tomb Raider Franchise, but I just couldn't resist posting about this game. I am so excited for it and can't wait to play! I am not a massive Avengers or Marvel fan, but I do like the characters and movies. This game has me all sorts of hyped to play as super heroes solo and with my friends. The narrative storytelling looks like its going to be great and in the style of the latest Tomb Raider Trilogy which I love.

The characters and their outfits have so much detail it's kind of astounding. The customization of their skills and abilities should be really fun. Kamala Khan seems like a really interesting and unique character that I can relate to and how about those dual pistols eh Natasha?? Better be some foreshadowing for the next Tomb Raider installment!

I have collected all the media down below as well as some info-graphics on pre-order bonuses and editions. GameStop is offering an exclusive pin set, Best Buy has a special steenbok, Walmart gets a neat set of patches, and PlayStation gets exclusive content. Marvel's Avengers is set to release September 4th, 2020.

More to come. Visit the Official Avengers Site for more info and to pre-order.