Rise of the Tomb Raider

Square Enix has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series for a while now, bringing the heroine to the likes of Fortnite and even announcing a cookbook based on the franchise. However, it's collaborations such as this one that really makes the occasion feel a little special. Famous Final Fantasy artist Akihiko Yoshida has shared his take on the Rise of the Tomb Raider boxart as part of the celebrations, and it's quite simply beautiful.

When asked about his interpretation of the boxart, Yoshida spoke of wanting "to use a simple composition to express Lara about to embark on an adventure full of conviction and confidence, strength and mature beauty". As a homage to the original PS1 title, he used the colour of Lara Croft's tank top as the background colour. If you click through this link, the blog post even shares a way of downloading the boxart so you can replace your physical copy's base art with this wonderful variation.

Akihiro Yoshida is credited for his artistic skills in games like Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIV, NieR Automata, and the recent remaster NieR Replicant.

Two other Tomb Raider boxarts have also had variations shared with the community as part of the 25th-anniversary celebrations. Pictured above, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider image on the left is by Ross Draws while the Tomb Raider: Legend piece is by Nagu. Both just as impressive.

[source tombraider25.square-enix-games.com]