Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lara Croft: Reflections Is Real, But Not What You Think


Lara Croft: Reflections is a collectible card game currently being tested for iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPad in Australia and New Zealand. The turn-based card game is due for release in other regions in Q1 of 2014. Square Enix Japan (Smile Lab) and RenRen Games are producing the title. The game is more of a side story featuring classic Lara Croft and does not directly relate to the main Tomb Raider reboot. More news to come next year.

Source: Meagan Marie

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gaming Heads Lara Croft Survivor Statue Unveiled

Behold: The Lara Croft Survivor Statue revealed by Gaming Heads! This gorgeous 1/4 scale piece was sculpted by artist Alejandro Pereira from original in-game assets and all the painting done by hand. It sounds as though this will not be the only premium statue to be released since it is stated as the "first resin statue from Tomb Raider's recent reboot." Two variants are available: The regular version complete with the iconic bow, as well as an exclusive edition featuring an alternate weapon, the shotgun. Pre-order yours now!
Exclusive Edition: Gaming Heads' Store
Regular Edition: Tomb Raider Store

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Original Tomb Raider Released for iOS

iPad Screenshots Above/iPhone Screenshots Below

That's right! The classic and epic adventure has come to your iPhone and iPad for a heck of a deal! Only $0.99! And guess what?! It includes the Gold levels!

Feeling a bit sentimental this holiday season? Released today for the iPad and iPhone, you can now take the original Tomb Raider on the go with you! The game is just as you remember it - classic controls make for nostalgic (HARD) gameplay as Lara runs, jumps, swims, and climbs her way to the truth about the mysterious Scion. This is a great chance for diehard fans and those new to the franchise to return to Lara’s roots!
Up for the challenge? Here’s what you can expect:
  • Epic Exploration - The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara’s past.
  • Acrobatic Gunplay - Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
  • Combat Lethal Predators – The wilderness awaits with a wide range of enemies from bears to wolves, intriguing Atlantean centaurs and the terrifying T-Rex. 
Get it now: Tomb Raider for iOS

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Trailer & VGX Interview

Check out the announcement trailer for the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider and an insightful chat with Camilla Luddington and a Dev from the team.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Revealed

This is super exciting! Tomb Raider (2013) has been re-vamped for next generation consoles! Discover more about it below and pre-order yours today!

From: Official Tomb Raider Blog

"Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was developed in tandem with our friends over at United Front Games and Nixxes, who worked with core Crystal Dynamics team members and assets to rebuild Tomb Raider from the ground up for next-gen consoles.

The team didn’t simply up-rez the game, they pulled it apart and rebuilt it with obsessive detail and new technology, finally allowing us to reach a vision for the game that we always wanted. Now in native 1080P with TressFX hair rendering and a next-gen Lara model, you’ll get the following in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition:
  • The fully rebuilt game for next-generation consoles
  • The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer
  • Eight DLC multiplayer maps
  • Six DLC multiplayer weapons
  • Four DLC multiplayer characters
  • Six outfits for Lara
  • Dark Horse digital comic book “Tomb Raider: The Beginning”
  • Brady Games digital art book “Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival”
  • “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider” documentary series
As for other next-gen additions, The Xbox One allows you to use Kinect to change weapons, attachments, and navigate the menu with your voice. You can also rotate and inspect relics with hand gestures, and find new viewpoints by leaning into the world. The PlayStation 4’s Dualshock 4 controller lights up red and orange when using the torch, and quick flashes when Lara is shooting. The PlayStation 4 version also allows you to stream Tomb Raider to the PlayStation Vita."...

..."Preorder Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition with select retailers today to receive art book packaging featuring never before seen concept art.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launches in North America on January 28 and across Europe on January 31, 2014."

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tomb Raider Sequel Officially Announced!

Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios, released this official statement below:

“Hi - you may have read today that a next-generation sequel to Tomb Raider is in the works. We’re very excited to confirm that the team has started working on telling the next chapter in Lara’s tale. It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.”

BOOM! @_@ I can't wait to see the future of Tomb Raider unfold!

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Gail Simone Writing New Tomb Raider Comic Series

Did you hear the news out of SDCC? We’re extremely excited to announce that famed comic book scribe Gail Simone will be taking lead on the Tomb Raider comics, published in partnership with Dark Horse. Simone has worked on an array of popular titles, including Birds of Prey, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl. This isn’t Simone’s first foray with Lara, however. She wrote one of our favorite episodes of GameTap’s Re\Visioned tribute to Tomb Raider, “Pre-Teen Raider.”

Source: Official Tomb Raider Blog

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Tees Available Now @

Two new tees have hit the Official Tomb Raider Store! Hit up the link to grab your own Yamatai Island or Queen Himiko threads!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Episode 20 of The Crystal Habit Podcast

This episode discusses Emotional Synchronization in Tomb Raider and how the team used systems design to make you feel what Lara was feeling during the game. Listen HERE

Source: Tomb Raider Blog

"A Piece of The Island"

Check out "A Piece of The Island" Mini versions of "The Instrument" created by Jason Graves and Matt McConnell as gifts for Crystal Dynamics team members.

Source: Tomb Raider Blog

HOB Salon Offers Official Lara Croft Hairstyle!

HOB Salon in the UK is offering up an official Tomb Raider hairstyle!

From The Tomb Raider Blog:

"Want lovely layers like Lara? You’re in luck! UK-based HOB Salon just revealed a new style inspired by Lara Croft’s look in Tomb Raider. 

“The Lara” is all about simplicity - comprised of a loose ponytail with lots of layers. The natural and low-maintenance look was added to the books after a slew of customer requests, says HOB. 

“The new Lara Croft has featured heavily on advertising all across London, most notably on the buses!” said Claire Atkinson, HOB Salons’ Expert Stylist and Creative Team member. “Clearly she’s made quite an impact as we’ve had so many customers ask us to replicate that look that it made sense to make it an official HOB style.” 

As such, HOB is rolling out the look in all 24 of their salons, with special instructions for stylists detailing how to recreate the hairstyle for clients." 

Source: Tomb Raider Blog

New Tomb Raider T-Shirts

Brand spankin' new Tomb Raider Tees have hit the Official Tomb Raider Store! Check them out below and head over to the store and pick them up for $20 each. 

Source: Tomb Raider BlogTomb Raider Store