Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Guide Bonus

Get an exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider Key Chain with the Collector's Edition Guide. Preorder it now from The Official Tomb Raider Store.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass & Extra Game Modes

A season pass has been announced for Rise of the Tomb Raider as well as extra game modes to keep the game going. Crystal Dynamics have promised over 30 hours of gameplay to achieve 100% completion, which is impressive in itself, but there's more with extra game modes.
Season Pass
The Season Pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider includes a range of content that will extend your single-player campaign, and also allow you to compete with friends. Three major releases will challenge you to survive the extreme conditions of Endurance Mode, explore a new tomb that houses an ancient terror in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, and combat waves of infected predators in Cold Darkness Awakened. In addition, a steady stream of outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards beginning on Day 1 and continuing over four months will keep you customizing, expanding, and challenging your friends to new adventures.
Extra Game Modes
At launch Rise of the Tomb Raider features three ways to replay the events of Lara’s first great tomb raiding expedition. They include:
  • Chapter Replay: Replay earlier chapters of the story. Complete challenges to earn credits.
  • Chapter Replay Elite: Replay earlier chapters of the story with your upgraded skills and equipment and complete challenges to earn credits.
  • Score Attack: Replay levels from the game with a new set of rules. Finish the level quickly for a time bonus. Chain together attacks, movements and collectibles to keep your multiplier high. Complete challenges and collect medals to earn credits!
  • Remnant Resistance: Replay Hub spaces with a new set of goals. Craft your own missions by choosing the objectives, enemies and more. Once you’ve mastered the mission, challenge friends and the community to beat your high score or play other custom missions created by the community.
Expedition Cards

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, you’ll earn credits by completing challenges and exploring the world. These credits can be used to purchase Expedition Card packs. When used, Expedition Cards become modifiers in the extra game modes detailed above. Some Cards are humorous, such as Big Head Mode, while others can increase the challenge or give you special advantages. There are two types of Expedition Cards: Foil and Common. Foil Cards offer the strongest or strangest variations and can be used as many times as you wish. A Common Card can only be used once, and you’ll need to earn more credits to buy it back. Expedition Cards offer hundreds of ways to customize your Rise of the Tomb Raider experience. Uncover, unlock, experiment, and enjoy!

Rise of the Tomb Raider is available for digital preorder from the Xbox Store now. Get the Deluxe Edition to get the game, the season pass, and the Remnant Resistance Pack which includes the "Remnant" outfit which gives Lara a chance to bandage without using any resources, the "Matte Ebony" Handgun skin, and the rare "Bullet Resistance" foil card, which gives Lara extra damage resistance to gunfire.

Read the interview with Franchise Creative Director, Noah Hughes. Xbox Wire


Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Rise of the Tomb Raider Composer Announced

Crystal Dynamics recently announced Bobby Tahouri as the musical mastermind behind Rise of the Tomb Raider. His work can be heard in blockbusters such as Iron Man, Game of Thrones, and Despicable Me 2.

“It’s been an honor working on such a storied franchise,” Tahouri said. “Lara is someone who embodies an indomitable spirit, and crafting music to accompany her on her journey has been a fantastic experience.”
Listen and download a free preview via SoundCloud.

Read the full interview with Xbox Wire.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gold

Rise of the Tomb Raider has hit gold status and is ready to launch on Xbox One & Xbox 360 November 10th.

“We are pleased to confirm that gamers will be able to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider very soon, when the game launches on November 10th,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Western Studios. “The entire team challenged themselves to improve on the last game that millions of fans enjoyed so much, and we believe we have created a worthy sequel to Tomb Raider 2013. With the game development now complete we are excited to share this incredible next chapter in Lara’s journey as she continues her growth into the ultimate action adventure icon, and accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider.”

"Rise of the Tomb Raider launches on November 10th (Americas & Asia), November 12th (Japan), and November 13th (EMEA)"

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

New Tomb Raider Comic Series Coming in February

The Tomb Raider comic series by Dark Horse will pick up again in February following Rise of the Tomb Raider. Writer Mariko Tamaki will be taking Lara on adventures in this run.

“Mariko Tamaki’s writing is impactful and emotionally resonant,” said series editor Patrick Thorpe. “When I was researching her work for Tomb Raider, I read This One Summer cover to cover and said to myself, ‘That was perfect.’ Since becoming an editor, I don’t know that I’ve ever said that.”

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to write up some adventures for Lara Croft. I feel like I’ve just gotten this new, incredibly daring, strong, valiant friend, and now I get to think up super-cool stuff for her to do,” said Mariko Tamaki. “And she has to take me with her. And we can go anywhere, and do anything? Right?! What could be better than that?”

Read her interview with Comic Alliance.

Head on over to Dark Horse and check out all the comics released so far.

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever Novel

You can now pre-order Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, a novel set in the Lara Croft Universe releasing November 10th. Pre-Order HERE.

This stand-alone novel is an epic Lara Croft adventure, featuring enough dual-pistol wielding action and sharp wit to please nostalgic fans of the franchise.

After a ruthless competitor beats her in a race to recover a priceless antiquity in Sri Lanka, Lara Croft returns home to London. Nursing her bruises, she gets a call from an old friend in desperate need of help and learns that something truly strange has been discovered during a excavation beneath the City of London. Investigating, Lara witnesses something so spectacular it could rewrite the history of the British Isles—and perhaps even the world—but is drawn into a dangerous shadow world of espionage, conspiracy and black market trafficking. There’s too much at stake. Lara sets off on a globe-trotting mission to recover a precious antiquity that links the modern world to ancient myths and legends, as old foes and new threats gather to stop her finding the truth. What is the true secret of the blade, who can she really trust, and is this the one mission even she can’t survive?

Storyline written in conjunction with the game developers at Crystal Dynamics, and penned by Dan Abnett, a bestselling British novelist and comic book writer.
Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog/Prima Games

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider XBOX ONE Bundle

Microsoft has revealed an exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider XBOX ONE bundle available this holiday season. The bundle includes:

  • 1TB Xbox One console
  • Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider full game download, Holiday 2015 Xbox exclusive
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition full game download
  • Exclusive Tactical Survival Kit Content Pack

  • Pre-Order yours HERE

    Lara Croft Comic Series Preview

    The preview pages have been released for the first issue of Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen. Also, check out the covers for issues 2 & 3 below. Head on over to DarkHorse for more info.


    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    Sunday, September 6, 2015

    Official Tomb Raider Store Stocked with Fresh Rise of the Tomb Raider Swag

    Head on over to the Official Tomb Raider Store to get your hands on a bunch of new Rise of the Tomb Raider goodies. Tees, sweaters, shot glasses and more are up for pre-sale.


    Saturday, September 5, 2015

    Rise of the Tomb Raider Limited Posters

    "Guerrilla Warfare," an exclusive poster created by Frank Kozik can be snatched up if you pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider from GameStop. A handful of limited posters have been previously available only at promotional events. You can see them below. An additional poster is to be revealed closer to launch. Check out The Nerdist for more info.

    "Tombs" by La Boca

    "Woman VS Wild" by Geof Darrow

    Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Lara Croft GO Limited Poster

    Square Enix Montreal created this beautiful poster for the release of Lara Croft GO. Get the game now on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Lara Croft GO Out Now!

    Lara Croft GO has officially launched today for $4.99 on Windows, Android, and iOS devices!

    Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.

    Following the award-winning Hitman GO, Square Enix Montreal brings yet another beloved franchise to mobile with this unique take on the iconic heroine's adventures.

    • Experience lush visuals and a captivating soundtrack
    • Navigate using simple swipe-to-move controls
    • Fight menacing enemies, overcome dangerous obstacles and escape deadly traps
    • Solve more than 75 puzzles split into 5 chapters
    • Collect ancient relics and unlock new outfits for Lara

    Go behind the scenes to get an idea of how Lara Croft GO was developed.

    Check out the Official Website for a listen of the gorgeous soundtrack.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Revealed

    The Collector's Edition for Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally been announced! Check out the lovely details and pre-order below! :D

    The Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Includes:
    • Full retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One
    • An exclusive 12”-tall statue of Lara Croft, which depicts her searching for answers on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition
    • Collectible steelbook
    • A replica of Lara’s leather in-game journal
    • A model of Lara’s Jade Necklace, including the pendant that was her first archeological discovery, and the strap that was given to her by Conrad Roth, her late mentor
    The Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition is available to preorder now for Xbox One via the Tomb Raider Store, European Square Enix Store, and North American Square Enix Store.

    Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog