Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals novel is out now! Pick up the physical copy from your local retailers or enjoy the digital version on your Android/Apple device. Feast on the official covers here until you get your hands on the real thing! :D
We’re incredibly excited to share some big news with you –
and to welcome a very special person back to Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb
I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’m returning to
Tomb Raider and the Crystal Dynamics family as Senior Community Manager. While
my time abroad has been an incredible adventure, I've missed the community
dearly and am extremely happy to have been welcomed back to the team.
I’ll be taking up post at the studio this week, and am eager to catch
up on both Temple of Osiris and Rise of the Tomb Raider so we can flesh out big
plans for the community. After that, regular updates across our suite of social
channels, forums, and fansites will resume.
Pick up the 8th issue of the Tomb Raider comic now at your local retailer and DarkHorse.
Chernobyl beckons Lara and her friends as they attempt to uncover the truth . . . a truth that could cost them their very lives. As frightening details come to light, they must fight to survive as they’re stalked by a killer!
The official cover for the upcoming novel has been revealed. The story details events that take place right after Yamatai and before the comic series. The novel releases October 20, 2014. Read more from the BradyGames website and to pre-order.
Pick up the latest issue of the Tomb Raider comic at your local retailer and DarkHorse.
A new story starts here, co-written by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett!
Lara Croft attempts to honor the past but is dragged into a dangerous new journey. A creepy amusement park and a mysterious woman with a personal connection to the terrifying events of Yamatai Island throw Lara’s world into peril once again!
The preview covers for #8, #9 & #10 can be seen below.
This just in from Crystal Dynamics. This is a complete surprise to me, but I still have their backs. I trust that ultimately Crystal and Square would make the appropriate decision with my beloved franchise. I also understand the frustration in the Tomb Raider community. I am fortunate in the regard of having an Xbox One and 360, but I enjoy all platforms equally. It has been confirmed that the "Rise" exclusive "has a duration" via this Eurogamer article, also linked below in the update. Furthermore, this Polygon article explains the benefits of a deal such as this.
Dear Tomb Raider Community,
As you may have seen, we’ve just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming Holiday 2015, is exclusively on Xbox. We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal. I’d like to give you some insight into this decision, and why we feel this is the very best thing for the Tomb Raider sequel we’re creating at the studio.
Tomb Raider in 2013 was a success due in large part to your continued support. Our goal has always been to deliver something truly special with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today’s announcement with Microsoft is one step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming. Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past - we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.
This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.
We know that there are probably many more questions and concerns. Please do send them to us, and we’ll answer to the best of our ability. Meanwhile we’re going all out to try and make something truly special - the most ambitious Tomb Raider game ever built.
Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios
UPDATE - August 15th, 2014
Thank you for all of the feedback and questions. There has been a lot of coverage about Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a new round of articles followed Phil Spencer’s Eurogamer interview in which he confirmed that the exclusivity is timed. In case you haven’t read that article yet, you can do so here.
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have announced Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris: Gold Edition,a special package including a download code for the game and exclusive items. It will be available for $34.99 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in North America. The European version has only been confirmed for PS4 and PC. Additionally, some retailers have pre-order offers for a 10% discount on the Standard Edition price of $19.99. The game launches December 9th, 2014.
The Gold Edition of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris features multiple exclusive items including a 3" Lara figurine, an art book filled with never-before-seen concept art, a folding map of the Overworld, and the Season Pass, will be available at participating North American retailers for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and Windows PC.
Multiple retailer exclusive packs featuring unique skins and character based skills are also available:
•Assassinate Your Enemies with the Hitman® Pack, available on Steam and from participating digital retailers. Pre-order to receive the exclusive Hitman themed skins including the iconic Silverballers and The Agent ring, which gives your character increased weapon damage and more powerful bombs.
•Pick up the Ultimate Augmentation with the Deus Ex® Pack, only available on Amazon.com. Pre-order to receive the exclusive Deus Ex themed skins, including Adam Jensen's signature combat rifle and the Augment ring, which reduces the cost of treasure chests by 10%.
•Become a Legend with the Lara Croft Legend Pack, only available at GameStop. Pre-order to receive the nostalgic Tomb Raider® Legend skins including a golden pistol and The Legend ring, which gives your character health regeneration powers and a more powerful torch.
•The Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Season Pass is available for purchase and includes all future downloadable content including the Icy Death and Twisted Gears Packs. The upcoming DLC Packs offer 6 additional costumes and will challenge Lara, Carter, Horus and Isis to conquer additional tombs and collect a treasure trove of unique rings, amulets and weapons. The Season Pass does not include the pre-order packs.
Camilla tweeted yesterday about new motion capture tech being used in Rise of the Tomb Raider:
#tombraider fans.This is #mova.Florescent paint that is sprayed all over my face 2give 7000 points of ref!!! pic.twitter.com/rYuiy9m6zX
— Camilla Luddington(@camilluddington) August 7, 2014
Continued: it should be noted that normal mocap"dots" marked on a face are only 90 points ref... This means a MUCH more realistic capture
— Camilla Luddington(@camilluddington) August 7, 2014
I can't wait to see how this looks in-game! ;D
IGN gets their hands on Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, the upcoming sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Watch as we get a taste of the 4 player co-op gameplay, loot and of course tomb raiding. Oh, and what's this???
Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is a novel taking place immediately after the events on Yamatai. It will be released October 20th, 2014.
Haunted by what she was forced to do in order to survive her first adventure, Lara Croft wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island in the past. Her modest wish shatters as she's plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose. Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help Sam. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai.
But Lara is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends. The hunt drives Lara across the globe, through a twisted web of conspiracy, suspicious contacts, and life-or-death intrigue, as she seeks salvation for her friend and the truth behind the legendary talisman.
Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals broadens the world and continues the storyline that was introduced in the recent Tomb Raider video game.
Tied-in to the best-selling Tomb Raider game launch of March 2013, the novel picks up Lara’s journey immediately following the game’s ending, and will become canon within the modern “reboot” timeline.
Written by Dan Abnett, a bestselling British novelist and comic book writer.
Storyline written in conjunction with the game developers at Crystal Dynamics.
The second reveal to come out of E3 was the long awaited sequel to the digital hit Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Keeley Hawes confirmed her return as the voice of Lara via Twitter. Delve into the stunning trailer, gameplay and screenshots below. Also, see my Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris page for more info on this title.
The announcements that emerged out of this year's E3 came as a complete surprise to me! I had no idea that we were going to get this much good Tomb Raider news so soon. Rise of the Tomb Raider was revealed during the Microsoft Press Conference in a breath taking (literally) trailer. Check it out below as well as some beautiful concept pieces. Camilla Luddington also confirmed her return as Lara Croft via Twitter. Also, see my Rise of the Tomb Raider page for more info on what to expect from this next installment of the franchise.