Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Official Tomb Raider Package Art Released!

It's finally here! The official package art has been released! I absolutely love it. It draws you in to the feeling and mood of the game without an over the top color scheme. What do you guys think?

Straight from the Official Tomb Raider Blog:

Tomb Raider’s newly unveiled box art captures Lara in a defining moment. As she contemplates the long journey ahead, she knows she will be forced to overcome her darkest fears in an epic fight to survive.

Equipped with her essential survival tools, this image has been carefully crafted to reflect the weight on Lara’s shoulders as she fights to save her crew, unravel the dark history of the island, and hopefully escape.

“It was extremely important for us to ensure that the most iconic image of Lara Croft in the campaign, the front of box, would be the one to epitomize her origins story,” said Brian Horton, Tomb Raider Art Director. “We wanted to show a Lara who is brave and equipped to face dangers, yet who is aware and conscious of the task ahead. This is the moment where it dawns on her that she is destined to become the hero of her own story, and a Tomb Raider.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Pre-Orders and Special Editions Announced!

New pre-order announcements for the Standard Edition of Tomb Raider! The curious thing is: What is the deal with the "Stage 2" and "Stage 3" dates? Are we going to get different pre-order incentives depending on the time we order? Hmm..

Standard Edition Amazon Pre-Order

Standard Edition Best Buy Pre-Order

Standard Edition GameStop Pre-Order

So far we know that the US will have a standard edition as well as a collector's edition. The UK has 3 options. The standard edition, survival edition and collector's edition. 

UK Standard Edition GAME Pre-Order

Exclusive in-game EXPLORER BUNDLE. Included in this bundle is an exploration themed CHALLENGE TOMB and an early access bonus survival advantage:
An exclusive tomb for Lara to raid! In this new location, Lara will encounter all new environment puzzles that will test her abilities.
Early access to the fast climb skill upgrade will let Lara ascend mountain faces more quickly. Handy when avoiding her attackers in a fight to take the higher ground!

UK Standard Edition Tesco Pre-Order

Exclusive in-game COMBAT STRIKE PACK. This early access combat-themed bundle will improve Lara's chance of survival on the island from day one!
The pistol silencer will let Lara use stealthy tactics to overcome even the trickiest of situations
The headshot reticule will let Lara utilise her weapons more accurately, when used with the pistol silencer, they make for a deadly combination
The three-shot burst pistol upgrade will let Lara unleash a hail of firepower on her foes when under attack
Animal instinct skill will light up XP-laden animals in Survival Instinct mode to help you upgrade to the next skill in no time

UK Standard Edition Pre-Order

Exclusive TOMB RAIDER: THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK (digital edition)
Written by Rhianna Pratchett, with cover art by TOMB RAIDER Art Director, Brian Horton, THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK is a digital 48 page six-part comic which tells the story of how this ill-fated voyage of the Endurance came to be. This special edition comic brings together the cast and crew, including a budding young adventurer named Lara Croft, as they prepare for adventure in search of the Yamatai off of the east coast of Japan

UK Standard Edition Pre-Order

Exclusive DLC
Designed exclusively for
More details will be announced in the New Year

UK Survival Edition

The Survival Edition will contain the game, a mini art book compiled by Tomb Raider’s Art Director Brian Horton, a detailed double-sided map of the game’s mysterious Island, and a branded waterproof survival pouch. Digital offerings will consist of an access code to Tomb Raider’s atmospheric soundtrack and a DLC weapon pack. 

UK Collector's Edition

The Collector’s Edition will include the complete Survivor’s Edition, plus a 6” Play Arts Kai Lara Croft figurine and will come housed in a unique Endurance crew member’s metal survival box.

For more info and to pre-order Tomb Raider visit

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The 1st Pre-Order Incentive Announced! Alternate Skins Confirmed!

The 1st of what sounds to be several pre-order incentives has been officially announced today! How exciting! This confirming alternate skins/outfits for the first time in this new Tomb Raider. I am but left to ponder how many copies of the game I am going to have to order to get all the goods... 

Head on over to the official blog to learn more.

The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: Episode 2 - Origins of a Story

It is finally here! The 2nd of many Tomb Raider Final Hours documentary videos! In this episode, we take a look behind the scenes of creating the story behind this new adventure and what goes into recreating 
Lara Croft.