Having focused on Tomb Raider for the past ten years or so, Crystal Dynamics is about to embark on a new adventure with The Avengers – and it'll be making the journey in a new studio. The developer has announced that it moved into a fresh office last week, and it sounds like it's kitted out with some cool features. "We have some...
A pair of 2.5Determined magical hoppers
How could a developer solve a problem like a desire to build a side-scrolling platformer in a 1996 3D graphics obsessed world? The answer was to find a middle ground, which we affectionately refer to as 2.5D today. Published by Crystal Dynamics and created by Toys for Bob in Novato, California close to the...
GEX-sticulates yelling '90s pop culture quips
A game can be an interesting representation of its generation without being beautiful, timeless, and artistically ageless. Released on the EU's PSone in April 1996, GEX was loud, brash, and in-your-face, but so were films like Point Break and ska-punk bands such as Assorted Jelly Beans during the 1990s...
What a Lara rubbish
Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics definitely didn’t mean to upset you when it agreed to an exclusivity deal with Microsoft. In the aftermath of last week’s Gamescom 2014 backlash, the studio has posted a new message on the franchise’s
Them's the breaks
We were promised surprises at this year's Gamescom conference, but this isn't exactly what we had in mind. That's right, it seems that the absurdly titled Rise of the Tomb Raider won't be making its way to the PlayStation 4 after all. During Microsoft's media briefing today it was announced that Lara Croft's latest hellish holiday...
With a much more sensible name
It seems the torture never ends for Lara Croft, as the absurdly titled Rise of the Tomb Raider isn't the only game the adventurer will be suffering through in the imminent future. As a part of a Gametrailers E3 livestream, Square Enix has officially announced that Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, a multiplayer...
Something to sink your teeth into
Reports emerging this morning indicate that Crystal Dynamics is working on a full reboot of the vampire series, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. VG247 has the scoop, suggesting that the game will be a “full reworking of the vampire action classic” with a new art direction. The site notes that a reveal was previously...
Former God of War director, Cory Barlog, has joined Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics after exiting Just Cause studio Avalanche Games. Barlog, who left Sony Santa Monica after the completion of God of War II, was thought to be fronting a Mad Max title at the studio. It’s unclear whether Barlog will slot into the Tomb Raider team,...
Crystal Dynamics' uber-awesome looking Tomb Raider reboot has hit alpha, the developer has announced
Alpha essentially means that the game is "feature complete" and will now go through a rigorous polishing and testing period in order to make it the best it possibly can be. The tid-bit was announced on the latest Crystal Dynamics podcast, with senior producer Kyle Peschel and art director..
It's been a while since we heard anything from Crystal Dynamics
The developer has clearly been working hard on its uber-promising upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. But while Lara Croft's latest adventure is clearly at the heart of the studio's endeavours, Crystal Dynamics is also making plans to unveil a brand new IP in 2012 too. The New Year ushers in more than just fresh calendars and renewed..
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
European ratings body PEGI has re-rated the classic PlayStation platformer Pandemonium and its sequel for release on the PlayStation Store
The original Pandemonium was developed by Toys For Bob, and launched on PlayStation back in 1996. Its sequel followed a year later courtesy of Crystal Dynamics. We have fond memories playing through the original...
Spoilers: there's a new Tomb Raider flick in the works
And much like next year's video game reboot, the movie will be an origins story of kinds. Producer Graham King spilled the beans in an interview with Coming Soon, promising that while the film will still include plenty of action, it will serve as a "character piece" above all. "Listen, the [previous Tomb Raider films] weren't..
We'd rather Crystal Dynamics marked the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider with the release of its awesome looking series reboot, but seeing as that title's still a year away we'll have to make do with a digital art exhibition instead
The developer has commissioned a variety of pieces designed to showcase Lara's look in the new game, while also embracing the individual style of each of the selected..
Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider E3 demonstration was one of the high-points of the video games convention in June
Packed with stunning camera work and tons of tension, the gameplay slice showed a real white-knuckle ride as Lara desperately tried to escape from a hazardous underground cave. But the demo wasn't faultless, and it did leave some people a little concerned. For example, the game relied..
Fact: we couldn't be more excited for Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider
The game looks phenomenal. But with Lara Croft established as a house-hold name, what pushed Crystal Dynamics to reboot the historical franchise? Brand director Karl Stewart told Rock Paper Shotgun that the character and series was "losing relevance". The problem, according to Stewart, is that gamers are tired of..
Crystal Dynamics has released a bumper making-of documentary for its staggering Tomb Raider E3 trailer
In the 12-minute video, Tomb Raider's brand manager Karl Stewart reveals how Crystal Dynamics worked with Square Enix's internal CG team to craft the game's moody debut. It's a fascinating watch if you're into making-of videos. Man, we wished they'd push Tomb Raider's release forward. Just hearing..
Back in the mid-1990's, Gex was hotly associated with Panasonic's 3DO platform
The character later became tied with the PlayStation platform, with the protagonist making an appearance in Hot Shots Golf 2 on the original PlayStation. The best selling game in the Gex series was Gex 3, or Gex: Deep Cover Gecko as it was known in Europe. Now you can relive the game's tongue-in-cheek action all over..
Crystal Dynamics might be hard at work on the fantastic looking Tomb Raider reboot, but it seems that it's not the only title the studio has in its portfolio
Speaking on the studio's podcast, gaffer Darrell Gallagher discussed the new IP for the first time, explaining that the new title is still in its "early stages". Were starting to look at doing a new IP here, and were in the..
The star of Microsoft's E3 press conference just so happened to be a multiplatform game
Earlier this evening Crystal Dynamics took to the stage to reveal the first gameplay footage of its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The demonstration showed Lara Croft trapped in a capitulating cave while being chased by a shady figure. Clearly Crystal Dynamics has been playing a whole ton of Uncharted, but there's..
Square Enix has released a CG trailer for the new Tomb Raider game and it looks phenomenal
We absolutely adore the tone of the game — the lone survivor theme is fascinating. We also went in expecting to hate Lara Croft's voice — how can you better Keeley Hawes? — but we actually really like the voice actor. The biggest problem with this trailer is the release date that pops up at the end..
It might be bubbling under the radar a touch, but we think Square Enix's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is going to surprise a lot of people
Crystal Dynamics has gradually been making Tomb Raider more and more relevant over recent iterations, and we fully expect this to be the game that makes everyone step back and say, "Woah, Tomb Raider is back." The debut trailer will be an entirely CGI..
Spot of make-up and a touch of botox and look at that, good as new
Crystal Dynamics has released some comparison shots for their upcoming PlayStation 3 Tomb Raider Trilogy. The pack — which includes PS2 titles Tomb Raider Legends & Anniversary, in addition to PS3 game Underworld — has been remastered in HD (well the PS2 games have anyway) and is due out at the end of the month.
Does anybody remember Crystal Dynamics' cult third-person action adventure title, Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver? Some of you
Well as of tomorrow you'll be able to revisit the PSone classic as it launches for £7.99 on the European PlayStation Store. For those unfamiliar with the title, it's pretty moody. If moody is your cup of tea, then step right...
What a downer to start a Monday morning on
We woke flowing with energy, but Crystal Dynamics has just kicked the wind out of our sails. Tweeting about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, global brand director Karl Stewart has revealed that the brilliant Keeley Hawes will not be returning to voice Lara in the new game. It all started when Stewart Tweeted: Still on the lookout. Shes out there, I..
Intentional or not (we think it's probably intentional), there's a definite survival horror vibe to these first Tomb Raider shots released by Square Enix this afternoon
Lara looks beaten, bloody, and much less super-woman than we've seen her before. In the screenshot above we see her scrambling across the ground, obviously a lot less glamorous than before. This excites us. We're done with Lara's..
We always follow the same cycle whenever we play a Tomb Raider game
We load it up, watch a few cut-scenes, wander around the world and feel extremely happy. The tutorial levels teach us all the mechanics and we feel stoked about the rest of the game. About an hour later, we hit a brick wall. As we enter an enormous room, the camera zooms out and pans across an enormous maze of poles, ledges and..
Chalk up another PlayStation 3 compilation package slated for release in the new year
Crystal Dynamics' global brand director, Karl Stewart, just put an end to speculation, confirming the existence of a Tomb Raider "Trilogy" package due for release on the PlayStation 3 next year. The pack's rumoured to include Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld, though Crystal Dynamics are..
Whether you think she looks cool or like a bloodied version of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the new Lara Croft is here to stay
That's because Crystal Dynamics has spent the past few years creating a brand new Tomb Raider adventure, one which hopefully propels the franchise back to its former glory. The game was officially announced yesterday as part of GameInformer's cover reveal, but now eagle-eyed NeoGAF..
Y'know what franchise has needed a reboot for a long, long time? Tomb Raider
Y'know what franchise is getting a reboot after a long, long time? Tomb Raider. That's right, Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game called, well, Tomb Raider. It's an origin story too, and it looks kinda awesome. "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of..
Are you still playing Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light? It's actually a really good game, but with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the imminent arrival of Gran Turismo 5, chances are you've relegated Lara Croft's tight tushy to the side-lines
That's a shame, because Crystal Dynamics has finally released the patch that makes Lara Croft's co-operative..
"A survivor is born
" It's not much to go on, but the phrase and artwork teased in the latest issue of GameInformer are sending Tomb Raider fans bonkers. The image, which shows a ship wreck, is thought to be connected to the leaked Tomb Raider plot which saw Lara crashed onto a "mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan." The new game's widely believed to be a..
Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light launched last month on the XBOX 360 without one of its flagship features: online co-op
The game's set to launch on the PlayStation Network next week, and it's long been assumed that the PS3 version of the game will feature online co-op out of the gate. Developers Crystal Dynamics have revealed otherwise...
After a month-long period of exclusivity on the XBOX 360, Square Enix has announced that Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light will hit the PlayStation Network on September 28th
It'll cost a lowly £9.99 / 12.99 and will actually include online co-op. Something the XBOX version currently doesn't. There's a ton of information about the title on...
Don't sweat it
Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light may be going XBOX 360 exclusive... But it's only for a few weeks. Four to be precise. In order to be part of the Summer Of Arcade promotion Microsoft runs every year, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the upcoming downloadable Tomb Raider adventure, Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light, will...
Crystal Dynamics' global brand manager Karl Stewart has told Eurogamer that Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light will cost roughly £10 when it hits the Playstation Network
We believe that, in terms of the arcade space, were trying to raise the bar of what it means to spend 10 pounds on nowadays, Stewart said. Obviously were dictated to...
We've obviously known about Crystal Dynamics' downloadable Lara Croft adventure for a while; but no amount of preparation had us readied for this trailer
It's just weird. A Lara Croft game that's: a) downloadable; b) isometric; c) co-operative... What's going on? It does look rather pretty mind. They've still got to sell us though. It's just —...
Well this is weird
Remember we announced the new Lara Croft game to be downloadable the other day. Yeah, well that was strange enough, but did you expect it to be an isometric co-op arcade-esque game? Noooo. As described in a first-look by GameSpot, Guardian Of Light will feature two playable characters: Lara (obviously)
Square Enix Europe's just announced that there'll be a new Lara Croft game this year; note: not Tomb Raider
Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light will be a digital download released, presumably, on the Playstation Store. Though we've not been told concrete platforms as of yet. Apparently, the game's going to be completely different to what you might expect.This is a really exciting project for..
Tomb Raider: Underworld has been added to the Playstation 3's Platinum Hits range here in the UK, making the game a paltry £19
99. And just in time for new lower price, Eidos have announced trophy support will be available from May 28th:I am pleased to be able to announce that the PS3 Trophy Patch for Tomb Raider: Underworld has a confirmed worldwide release date of Thursday the 28th of May..
Hopefully one day we'll see an end to these trophy patches
Because games will actually have trophies in them from the moment you drop it in your console. But anyway. Nice of Eidos to show support for their product and patch trophies into it. Later is better than never. Writing on the community message board, a Crystal Dynamics community rep commented:"The guys at Crystal have been looking into..