Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Year of Tomb Raider 2016 Recap


Crystal Dynamics just released a fantastic video celebrating the culmination of the 20 Years of Tomb Raider that took place throughout 2016. Last year held so many great moments and accomplishments for Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, and with the film coming out next year, there is no doubt to be many more.

If you look closely in the video, you'll notice as I did, that the "20 Years of an Icon" Gaming Heads statue collection will start releasing in the fall of this year. That's over a year from when it was initially presumed to be released. I am just glad to finally see more details on the project. Hopefully we'll get some prototype images soon. Cross your fingers.

Refresh Yourself on the Collection Announcement HERE.

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Sunday, February 12, 2017

First Images of Alicia Vikander On Set of Tomb Raider Film

Daily Mail has released the first images of Alicia Vikander performing stunt work as Lara Croft! The photos were taken on a set in Capetown, South Africa. Alicia definitely looks like she is filling Lara's (re)boots well! The outfit looks great and I love the subtle changes. I cannot wait for what is to come. Alicia joins cast members Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu in the film due for release in March 2018.
















Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lara Croft POP! Vinyl Figure Unboxing


I FINALLY got my hands on my own POP! Lara Croft figure!!! I'm so stoked! Watch the unboxing above!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tomb Raider Comic #12 Releases This Wednesday


The 12th installment of the Tomb Raider comic series following events in Rise of the Tomb Raider releases this Wednesday. Get yours from Dark Horse or your local retailer. In the meantime, enjoy the preview below.

"Sam Nishimura has killed Lara Croft. Or at least, she thinks she has. With Lara out of the way, Sam, possessed by the Sun Goddess Himiko, plans to return to Yamatai and ascend her ancient throne. But Lara Croft is the ultimate survivor, and she’ll do anything to save a friend. It’s a battle for Sam’s soul as Lara faces off against Himiko once and for all!"





Source: Dark Horse Comics

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Lara Croft (Finally) Goes POP!


I was just mentioning the other day that Lara Croft is like the only character that hasn't been made into one of those POP! figures...and lo and behold, now she is! Coming this winter, Funko is releasing the official Lara Croft POP! figure and a Rock Candy figure as well! The POP! vinyl figure should be out in January and the Rock Candy vinyl figure should follow in February. Keep an eye out!

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lara Croft GO The Mirror of Spirits


To further celebrate 20 years of Tomb Raider, Lara Croft GO gets another expansion, "The Mirror of Spirits". Lara Croft GO and "The Mirror of Spirits" are available now exclusively for PlayStation Pro, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. The main game is also available for Steam and the expansion will release about 3 months down the road with other platforms following suit. This installment takes inspiration from Croft Manor and Lara's Doppleganger, how cool is that! 😎


“We’ve partnered with the talented artists at KO_OP to deliver a new Lara Croft GO chapter all while retaining the spirit of the Lara Croft franchise,” said Antoine Routon, the lead engineer/co-creative at Square Enix Montréal. “Extending Lara Croft GO beyond the mobile platforms is a testament to the game’s success and our team is incredibly proud.”

Lara Croft GO is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam for $9.99.
Get more info on previous releases HERE.





Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

GamerShoes Reveals Tomb Raider Shoes!


GamerShoes and Crystal Dynamics have just revealed a new line of Tomb Raider kicks! I can't believe we finally have official TR shoes to match our TR lives! All of them look absolutely amazing! Check out the full line and order yours HERE!







Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My 20 Year Celebration Memory


A few months back I was asked by Crystal Dynamics to share what Lara Croft and Tomb Raider mean to me and here it is! I mean I could go on for days about the topic, but I managed to fit it all into this short video clip. Please enjoy and share your passion for Tomb Raider in  the comments below. :)

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Sunday, October 30, 2016

20 Years of Tomb Raider: Digging Up the Past, Defining the Future Out Now


The "20 Years of Tomb Raider: Digging Up the Past, Defining the Future" book written by Meagan Marie is available now! Get yours at you local book store or online HERE. Inside you'll find a massive insight to the entire Tomb Raider franchise including fan content and unreleased games! I have the amazing pleasure of being featured in the book as well, Showing off some of my Tomb Raider tattoos! Be sure to pick up a copy for your collection!

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tomb Raider Comic #9 Out Now


The 9th issue of the comic series taking place after "Rise of the Tomb Raider" is available now! Get your copy from your local retailer or Dark Horse.

Preview:

"Escaping from a mental institution was just the beginning. Now Sam Nishimura is making her way across Europe and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake, gathering followers to her violent cause. Lara Croft and Jonah are on the case, trying to rescue Sam from the mysterious force that has overtaken her. But as haunting memories of Yamatai resurface and the sinister Order of Trinity gets more involved, this search-and-rescue mission becomes so much more."







Source: Dark Horse Comics

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Unboxing


Watch as I unbox the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider!

20 Year Celebration Medley


Player Piano and Crystal Dynamics debut the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Medley along with an amazing music video! Composer and Pianist Sonya Belousova and Director Tom Grey beautifully blend Tomb Raider's Main Theme, The Angel of Darkness, Legend, and finally Tomb Raider 2013.



“I had an incredible time composing and producing the music for Crystal Dynamics,” said Composer and Pianist Sonya Belousova. “My goal was to reflect the spirit and the journey of the Tomb Raider franchise by travelling all the way from the intimate solo piano moments through the dark romantic lush strings to the epicness of the whole symphony orchestra.” 

“We wanted to capture the spirit of adventure found in the Tomb Raider series and I figured that there would be no better way than to take our piano on its own escapade to the desert, the forests, and in the center of a storm” elaborated Director Tom Grey. “We certainly had a lot of fun…I can’t say the same for the piano.”

Fans can download the track for free via SoundCloud and the sheet music to boot!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Material


Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration launches this coming Tuesday! Until then we've got a bunch of new screenshots and a glorious new trailer to tide us over. The game is releasing on PS4, but the new DLC and modes will be available for Xbox One and PC users as well with the Season Pass or separately.