Sunday, February 16, 2020

Tomb Raider Honored In Stamp Form Once Again

Tomb Raider has once again been honored in a collection of stamps by Royal Mail as part of a special selection based on video games. There are full sheets, miniatures, and bundles available for purchase via the Royal Mail website. As you may recall, this isn't the first time Lara has been stamped. There was also a limited edition stamp packet celebrating 20 Years of Tomb Raider in the Square Enix Store UK and France ran a video game stamp sheet featuring The Angel of Darkness.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Released Digitally

Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony by composer Peter Connelly is available now for digital download. This new masterpiece can be downloaded in MP3 and FLAC format and includes The Dark Angel Symphony as well as remasters of the original Angel of Darkness, Chronicles, and Last Revelation soundtracks.

Peter along with a dedicated group of hardcore fans have made this project a reality and you can feel the passion in every track. These memorable tracks have been rearranged and re-recorded by a live orchestra to bring new life to these beloved games. The album includes guest appearances by Tina Guo, Julie Elvan, a remix of the infamous club track by Peter Hammond, and even a very special track by fan composer Dean Kopri himself!

Physical copies of the album are available for purchase including Limited Edition CD, Vinyl, and DVD Surround Sound versions. The entire works will also go live on all major streaming services this February 14th, 2020! Lara Croft's Birthday!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Double Vinyl Revealed

Laced Records has revealed a brand new deluxe edition of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider soundtrack on double vinyl! This deluxe version of Brian D'Oliveira's mesmerizing soundtrack contains a whopping 28 tracks of pure bliss. More than any of the previous releases including The Conceptual Album and digital versions that were bundled with copies of the game. 

Pre-Order the album now from Laced Records and listen to the full track list for the first time on streaming services. A digital version is also available for purchase from digital retailers.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Statue Revealed

Gaming Heads has revealed the third statue from the Tomb Raider 20 Year Anniversary Series originally announced back in 2016. This beautiful statue is of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, capturing the essence and acrobatics of the title.

The exclusive edition is limited to 500 worldwide and comes complete with The Staff of Osiris, The Staff of Horus, a submachine gun arm, and a light up torch arm which are all interchangeable. There are also Regular and Collective editions available. The Regular edition comes with The Staff of Horus and the light up torch arm only. The Collective Edition is an unpainted version of the Exclusive Edition.

This beauty should start shipping in the second quarter of 2020.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Announced

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has finally been announced and will release on November 5, 2019. Players can pick up a physical copy from local retailers or digitally via their respective stores for $39.99. Platforms include the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Steam, Mac, Linux, and the Google Stadia version will launch later.

The "Definitive Edition" will feature the base game with all post-launch DLC, a new "Croft Fitness" outfit, and other technical enhancements. This includes the 7 DLC challenge tombs and side quests, all outfits, weapons, and skills released. The 8th mystery DLC seems to be no more. They opted for the new outfit instead. (See This Post) No images of the outfit at this time, but I'm sure it's bound to impress. I believe now that they are saving the next iteration of Croft Manor for the next installment of the series. We'll just have to wait and see.


Q: What is Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition includes all available content to date. Experience Shadow of the Tomb Raider featuring the final chapter of Lara Croft’s origin story, the Season Pass containing multiple challenge tombs, missions, weapons, and outfits, Croft Edition bonuses, the all-new Definitive Edition “Croft Fitness” outfit, and additional gameplay adjustments.

Q: When will Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition be available?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available November 5th, 2019 for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC/Steam, with the Stadia version launching in later November.

Q: What if I already own the Season Pass?

A: Anyone who already owns Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Season Pass will be automatically upgraded to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition free of charge on November 5th. Users will need to manually download the update on their respective platform store (Xbox Live, PSN, or Steam).

Q: What if I only own Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

A: After November 5th, players will be able upgrade Shadow of the Tomb Raider to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition by purchasing the Definitive Edition Extra Content bundle which will replace the Season Pass.

Source: Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Totaku to Release "Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris" Figure

Totaku has announced a new item to add to your collection. Feast your eyes on this Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris figure. There was some confusion at first because they were calling this "Classic Lara" when it clearly is not. The mix-up was rectified very quickly. The new figure is due to release November 29th.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Tomb Raider Film Sequel Nabs Director & Release Date

Ben Wheatley has been confirmed as the director for the sequel to 2018's "Tomb Raider" and a release date of March 19th, 2021 is set for the film. Ben Wheatley's films include Free Fire, Kill List, and Rebecca. He should have a very interesting take on our heroine. Amy Jump is writing the script. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. Filming should start next year.

Also, new images of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft have surfaced online from the first film and fans are going wild over them.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

RUMOR-Shadow of the Tomb Raider 'Definitive' Edition-RUMOR

Rumors and talk of a 'Definitive Edition' of Shadow of the Tomb Raider have been floating around ever since the release of the last DLC back in April. Speculation started when another "Coming Soon" spot appeared after that 7th and (supposedly) final DLC. Many fans, including myself, believe another surprise DLC is in the works possibly featuring a full-fledged Croft Manor.

More recently, a file referencing Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has appeared on a Korean game rating website suggesting the release on Xbox One and PC. I'm sure it will be available on PS4 as well. Nothing has been officially confirmed by Crystal Dynamics or Eidos Montreal as of yet. An announcement may surface during Gamescom later in August.

Read more here: Source: PSLS

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tomb Raider for Mac Gets 64-bit Update

Feral Interactive has given Tomb Raider, the first of the reboot trilogy, the 64-bit treatment.

"Young Lara Croft’s fight for survival has reached new heights with the latest update to Tomb Raider.

The first game in the Tomb Raider origin trilogy has been future-proofed with an update to 64-bit, and now benefits from our latest code libraries and Apple’s Metal graphics API for performance enhancements across all supported Macs.

If you are already equipped with macOS 10.14 Mojave, update your copy of Tomb Raider on the Mac App Store or Steam."

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tomb Raider Trilogy Getting Google Stadia Release

Square Enix® is excited to confirm that TOMB RAIDER®, Rise of the Tomb Raider®, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, and FINAL FANTASY® XV will all be available on Stadia when the new platform launches this November.

TOMB RAIDER explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft® and her ascent from an untested young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a survivor, and embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition in search of the secret of immortality. She’ll explore a vast and hostile world, engage in guerilla combat, and discover deadly tombs.

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must travel to a magnificent environment filled with the largest tombs in franchise history, hidden secrets, and cunning new enemies. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

FINAL FANTASY XV is the critically acclaimed roleplaying game (RPG) and the latest entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY series. Set in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality, players will join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades on an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair as they unravel Noctis's destiny and take up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals, open-world exploration and action-packed real time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for fans and newcomers to the series.

“We’re thrilled to bring the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider trilogy to Stadia.” said Gary Snethen, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics®. “It’s an exciting new platform, and we’re always pleased when new audiences can discover Lara’s origin story.”

“Stadia brings new opportunities to our research and development teams, who always love a new challenge,” said Julien Bouvrais, Chief Technology Officer at Eidos-MontrĂ©al™. “Being part of the first round of games released on the platform allows us to break new ground, and shows our studio’s dedication to delivering trailblazing experiences for all players.”

“We’re pleased with the opportunity to bring the engaging characters and immersive world of FINAL FANTASY XV to even more players through the Stadia platform,” said FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto. “The journey of Crown Prince Noctis is the perfect adventure for players to enjoy through Stadia.”

TOMB RAIDER, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are available now worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Windows PC/Steam. FINAL FANTASY XV is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC/Steam/Origin.

Source: Official Square Enix Press Release

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Page Now Up

The Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light page is finally up! I've been meaning to add it to my site for some time since it is included in the new era. I've been playing this little gem again recently and it is a fantastic game.

I also noticed that the Things That Go Boom challenge pack is available now on the Xbox! The 2nd challenge pack was never released previously on the Xbox 360 due to "technical difficulties" or so they said. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is backwards compatible on the Xbox One and maybe that has something to do with the release?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home DLC

Following the end of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the dust had settled and the battle seemed over. However, when allies go missing, Lara must search ancient tunnels to try and find them. Lara’s new journey features a brand-new challenge tomb, which contains a secret that’s been hidden for ages.