Sunday, August 20, 2017

The "Original" Tomb Raider Game Informer Cover



Behold: This is the full artwork cover and advert of the original Tomb Raider from Game Informer magazine. I love that after almost 21 years after it's original release we are still uncovering treasures such as this.

Lara Croft Spotted in Ready Player One Teaser!


If you haven't came across this yet, this is very interesting! Lara Croft can be seen in this "Ready Player One" SDCC Teaser Trailer! A lot of characters are going to be in this film, but it came as a total surprise to see LC herself! You can see her at about the 1:50 mark towards the right of the screen talking to Master Chief amidst the race cars!

It was also surprising to see this and absolutely nothing about the upcoming Tomb Raider film. I was expecting at least a teaser or a panel since it was presumed Alicia Vikander was in the immediate area. I guess they have other plans for us and we'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tomb Raider Underworld Goes Backwards Compatible On Xbox One


I would have thought the trilogy of Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld would have been made backwards compatible back when the announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider being Xbox exclusive hit, but alas no. We finally get to play Underworld though! The Xbox exclusive DLC is backwards compatible as well! Hopefully the others will follow suite soon.

Crystal Dynamics have also given us an extra treat! Check out these unreleased box art explorations for the game! They are pretty cool if you ask me.








Tomb Raider Coloring Pages!


In honor of #ColoringBookDay Crystal Dynamics commissioned these amazing coloring pages from the one and only TholiaArt! Now we can join in on the coloring phenomenon with Lara Croft! I think it's time for an official coloring book, don't you? ;)

Participate in #ColoringBookDay by coloring these pages any way you like and upload them on social media tagging @TombRaider #TRColoringBook2017 and they'll share your work throughout the day!

Get the full resolution images via Flikr

Crystal Dynamics Turns 25!


Crystal Dynamics is celebrating their 25th anniversary with some awesome game bundles from their repertoire including Tomb Raider! Get great games now and support the Game Changer charity in doing so! Hurry, there's not much time left!

Updates On The Tomb Raider Suite Progress


GameFaceShow recently interviewed Nathan McCree on The Tomb Raider Suite and his progress on the project.

Nathan is hard at work getting The Tomb Raider Suite all set for production! Over the last month he has been going through all of the orders of the backers tallying up everything that needs to be made. He is about half way through, so hang in there if you haven't heard from him yet. He will confirm your add-ons and such via e-mail.

The stretch goals are also looking like they indeed will be possible. Nathan has confirmed that the choir will be increased from 20 to 40 members and a 5th recording session will be held at Abbey Road Studios. Hopefully the rest of the goals can be made as well.

The Tomb Raider Suite website will soon be updated with options to purchase select Kickstarter merchandise and the retail version of the album!

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Tomb Raider Comic Series Announced!


Dark Horse and Crystal Dynamics have announced Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade, the third run of comics from the reboot series. A whole new creative team will detail Lara's quest to uncover the mystery of her father's death. And...hopefully...these issues will lead into the next Tomb Raider game! Preview the story and sketches below!



From Dark Horse:

"The trials and tribulations of Lara Croft continue! Dark Horse and Crystal Dynamics are excited to announce the next installment in the Tomb Raider comic universe. Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade boasts a whole new creative team with Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist) composing Lara’s new adventure, while Ashley A. Woods (Ladycastle, Niobe) brings Lara Croft to life, and colorist legend Michael Atiyeh (Conan the Slayer, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens) makes the art pop! Hannah Fisher (Cosmoknights) has created the gorgeous cover for the first issue."

"In Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade, Lara Croft has unfinished business. After facing Trinity in Siberia, she’s driven to unravel the mystery behind her father’s death. After pushing her training to the limit and following clues that lead to more questions than answers, Lara is prepared to put everything on the line to uncover the truth."

The first of four issues debuts November 22, 2017.

Source: DarkHorse.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy Etch-A-Sketch Day!


Happy Etch-A-Sketch Day! The good folks over at Crystal Dynamics commissioned this amazing piece by PrincessEtch a.k.a. Jane Labowitch to celebrate a classic character and a classic toy.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tomb Raider IV Promo Mock-Ups


With "The Tomb Raider Suite" album in the process of being recorded and not much else popping up on the new "Tomb Raider" film, we are in a bit of a lull... In the meantime, Meagan Marie and Crystal Dynamics scrounged up some nice classic assets. Here are two unused promo mock-ups from "Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation". More to come soon so stay tuned. Enjoy!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

TOMB RAIDER SUITE CAMPAIGN FINALE


The Tomb Raider Suite has just over an hour left and we have seen such tremendous support! With a main goal of about $207,000 USD, we are currently sitting at a whopping $247,827 USD! That's almost 120% funded!

We can only assume that the stretch goals of mastering the original synthesizer soundtracks and the documentary are within reach, but we'll just have to wait to hear from Nathan himself. I am so happy for Nathan McCree and all of us Tomb Raider fans can rejoice in cherishing his music all over again in a brand new masterpiece.











Friday, June 23, 2017

TOMB RAIDER SUITE SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED AND BEYOND!!!


The Tomb Raider Suite has successfully met it's goal and keeps on climbing! With 22 hours still remaining and pledges still rolling in, I have faith that we will reach all of the stretch goals as well!

Stretch Goals:


  • Increase the size of the Choir for the recording at Abbey Road
  • Increase the size of the Brass Section for the recording at Abbey Road
  • Increase the size of the Woodwind Section for the recording at Abbey Road
  • Record and release the synthesizer only version of The Tomb Raider Suite
  • Remaster and release the original, unchanged game soundtracks for Tomb Raider I, II, and III
  • Film and release a TV/DVD documentary about the making of The Tomb Raider Suite

I knew we could do it Raiders! I am so excited and cannot wait for all of us to get this iconic piece of Tomb Raider History in our hands!

Also: Upgrade your pledge to get this amazing 3D Acrylic Logo!!!

(NOTE: THE IPHONE PRIZE DRAW HAS BEEN PULLED BY KICKSTARTER - If you upgraded your pledge specifically for this prize draw, you can keep your pledge the same (message Nathan on Kickstarter if you want to be rewarded with merchandise equal to your iPhone pledge), or downgrade your pledge.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FINAL DAYS - TOMB RAIDER SUITE KICKSTARTER RECIEVES MORE REWARDS!


The Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Campaign is in it's final 72 hours and has received even more incentive rewards for pledging your support! If you have already made a pledge to the campaign, you can upgrade your pledge and get this beautiful Classic Lara Gold Edition Poster added to your package! In addition to that, you can either have a choice of album art (Modern or Classic) when the campaign is funded, or you can upgrade your pledge and receive both versions. Prices available on the Kickstarter Update Page. We need your help! We are so close to funding this project! Let's do this everyone!








Friday, June 16, 2017

TOMB RAIDER SUITE KICKSTARTER FINAL DAYS + NEW REWARDS!


The Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Campaign only has a week left, but Nathan McCree has added a bunch of new incentive rewards for donating! Get exclusive one of a kind T-Shirts in many styles and colors by pledging your support, or simply add it to your current pledge! The details are also out about the Composer Buffet Reception including meeting official Lara models and more! Check out all the media below for more details and don't forget to pledge to get in on this once in a lifetime opportunity! Plus, get a chance at winning The Gold Ultimate Edition!!!




The Tomb Raider Suite Gold Ultimate Collection!




Composer Buffet Reception


Get Free Drinks!


Buffet!


Nathan McCree! (Original Tomb Raider Composer)


Special Location in San Francisco or London!


Shelly Blond! (First Voice of Lara Croft)


Meagan Marie! (Community Manager for Crystal Dynamics)


Natalie Cook! (Original Lara Croft Model)


Drinks served by a real life Winston!


Kickstarter Exclusive Tomb Raider Suite Gear!