Tag: Tomb Raider
Rumour Amazon Buys Tomb Raider for Twice the Price of Embracer's Square Enix Buyout
Property to become big multi-media franchise
Is Tomb Raider now owned by Amazon? Well, nobody really knows for sure, but one website has run a report saying so. According to The Lord of the Rings fansite, Fellowship of Fans, Embracer Group is in the process of selling the iconic IP to the juggernaut company. As part of a wider report about the...
News Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Deck for Tomb Raider TV Show
Sharp-tongued adventurous archaeologist en route
Emmy award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge has apparently been tapped to lead an Amazon adaptation of Tomb Raider. The English actress, who wrote and starred in Fleabag, is allegedly only on deck for the scripts and will not star as iconic lead character Lara Croft, according to The Hollywood Reporter...
News Biggest, Most Expansive Tomb Raider to Be Published by Amazon Games on PS5
A single player, narrative-driven adventure
Amazon Games, the video game publishing arm of the retail juggernaut, will lend its “full support” to Crystal Dynamics on the next Tomb Raider title – and it will act as the release’s publisher. The legendary developer was purchased by the Embracer Group earlier in the year, after a lengthy stint...
News Crystal Dynamics Now Owns Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain Franchises
Bought off Square Enix
New Embracer Group developer Crystal Dynamics has today revealed it's taken control of the Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain IPs along with "several game franchises". It sees ownership transfer from Square Enix over to the California-based team following its acquisition by the Embracer Group. This news was an inevitability...
News Uh Oh! Square Enix Demands Removal of Leaked Tomb Raider Script from Patreon
Legal action effectively confirms it's legit
A leaked script from the next Tomb Raider game, allegedly named Project Jawbreaker, has been struck with a DMCA by publisher Square Enix. PlayStation podcast Sacred Symbols obtained a document from the game, which is being used to help cast characters. The sheet, which was widely reported on, introduced a...
News Tomb Raider, Deus Ex Remakes and Remasters Could Come to PS5, PS4
The Legacy of Kain, too
The rapidly expanding holding company Embracer Group has snapped up franchises like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex for a song from Square Enix, and it’s already pondering ways it can put the series to work. Speaking as part of a financial report, the firm revealed that it sees “great potential” in its $300 million
News New Tomb Raider Game Confirmed, Uses Unreal Engine 5
That's a Lara polygons
As part of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 event, modern Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that a new game is now in development. And, well...that's about it. We don't have a title, any key art, or even a crappy teaser trailer. All we know is that it's being built using Unreal Engine 5, so it should look pretty...
News Stunning Rise of the Tomb Raider Boxart Shared to Mark Series' 25th Anniversary
From Final Fantasy artist Akihiko Yoshida
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
News The Original Tomb Raider Celebrates 25th Anniversary
That's a Lara years
If you can remember the release of the original Tomb Raider on PlayStation, then congratulations: you've survived for more than a quarter of a century. The game that kickstarted the many, many adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider launched for the SEGA Saturn on the 25th October 1996, before hitting Sony's first console a few...
News Instead of a New Tomb Raider Game, Here's a Cookbook
Fans, look away now
Anyone hoping for the announcement of a new Tomb Raider game won't have been best pleased with today's Square Enix Presents livestream as the publisher decided to reveal a cookbook instead. Confirmed as part of the franchise's 25th-anniversary celebrations, it is being pitched as your chance to "bring recipe's from Lara's global...
News There's a Retro Lara Croft Skin in Fortnite's New Battle Pass
A lotta Lara
Love it or loathe it, you’ve got to appreciate Fortnite’s crossover content. Epic Games has been working overtime adding iconic characters to its behemoth Battle Royale, and Lara Croft is the latest addition as part of its Chapter 2 Season 6 rollout. What’s neat, though, is that you’ll have the option to choose between the...
News Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy Leaked, Releases 18th March
That's a lotta Lara
Ah, the Microsoft Store has done it again! Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy has appeared on the aforementioned storefront, complete with an 18th March release date. As its name suggests, the package will include all three games from the modern Tomb Raider trilogy: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider:...
News Next Tomb Raider Game to Blend Originals with Reboot Trilogy
But developers plead for patience
The next game in the Tomb Raider franchise is in development, but will not be announced in the near future. Square Enix plans to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary all year with retrospectives, “nostalgic content”, and more, while Crystal Dynamics begins work on Lara Croft’s next big adventure. According...
News Tomb Raider Movie Sequel Entombed for the Time Being
Coronavirus has crushed any hopes of the Tomb Raider movie sequel screening on its intended 19th March release date, and MGM has announced that the film has been pushed back indefinitely as a result. Alicia Vikander was scheduled to reprise her role as the iconic Lara Croft, after the 2018 film reboot had moderate success. The...
News Lara Croft the Latest Character to Join the Cast of Free-to-Play Fighter Brawlhalla
Brawlhalla is one of those games that keeps on ticking away in the background, and while you're not paying attention, will be doing some pretty cool stuff. One thing it's particularly fond of is crossovers, and the latest character to join the ranks of this free-to-play fighting game is none other than the Tomb Raider herself. Yes, Lara...
News Alicia Vikander Will Reprise Role as Lara Croft, Filming to Begin in April
Should be a Lara fun
The original Tomb Raider movie was a faithful if forgettable retelling of Crystal Dynamics’ franchise reboot, and it seems it was successful enough to spawn a sequel. Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as the PSone icon in a brand new big screen adventure scheduled to start filming in April 2020 ahead of a 21st March, 2021...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundles All DLC Together in Definitive Edition, Out Next Month
No price given
Shadow of the Tomb Raider more or less came and went upon its PlayStation 4 release last September, but we've heard that the DLC released for it post-launch actually ended up being pretty good. Starting next month, you'll be able to purchase that base game and all additional content in one transaction as the Definitive Edition bundles...
News The Price of Survival is Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Latest DLC, Out Now
That's a Lara DLC
Shadow of the Tomb Raider keeps popping back up with its lengthy season pass campaign. We're now onto the fourth DLC pack of the planned seven, titled The Price of Survival. As you may expect, it brings a new challenge tomb - called The Sixth Seal - a new outfit for Lara, and a new weapon to wield. The new Raptor's Eye skill also...
Interview A Chat by the Campfire with Shadow of the Tomb Raider Composer Brian D’Oliveira
In the shadows of giants
We recently got the chance to sit down with composer Brian D’Oliveira to talk about his experiences working on Lara Croft’s newest adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. During the interview, we discussed the legacy of Tomb Raider’s music, the Aztec death whistle, and why Mexican Volcanic rock was a perfect instrument...
News Check Out This Action Packed Trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider's The Pillar DLC
The second chapter in the lengthy DLC campaign for Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out now, and Square Enix released a new trailer to accompany it. Titled The Pillar, it sees Lara Croft hunting down an ancient shield in another Challenge Tomb while fending off Trinity goons. There's also a new outfit, weapon, and skill for you to try, all of...
News The Pillar Is the Second DLC Pack for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Coming Next Week
It'll be a Lara fun
A little while back, the first DLC for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, called The Forge, was released, marking the beginning of the game's extensive post-launch content. With a total of seven content updates, there's plenty to look forward to for Croft fans, and Square Enix has announced the release date for the second chunk of DLC...
News You Can Now Play the Beginning of Shadow of the Tomb Raider for Free on PS4
Temple trial run
If you've been on the fence about Lara's latest PS4 adventure, you now have a golden opportunity to give it a shot. Square Enix has today opened up a free trial for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which will allow you to sample the game before you make a purchase. The trial will give you access to the opening stages of the game, says...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Already on Sale on the EU PS Store
That didn't take long
It’s not even been out a month yet, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider is already on sale on the European PlayStation Store. The latest Deal of the Week, you can get Lara Croft’s latest for £39.99 – that’s 27 per cent off. The discounts apply to the beefier Digital Deluxe and Croft Editions too, assuming you want to go the...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's First DLC, The Forge, Arrives Next Month on PS4
The first of seven updates
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been out for a good few weeks now, meaning a lot of players will have wrapped up Lara's latest adventure. However, her escapades don't end after the credits roll -- Square Enix has detailed the first DLC for the game, entitled The Forge. It's of course included in the season pass, but can also...
News Camilla Luddington Unsure If She'll Return as Lara Croft
She was axed the question
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has completed Lara Croft’s origin arc, so now fans are wondering what’s next for the iconic adventurer. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, actress Camilla Luddington didn’t rule out a return, but she admitted she genuinely doesn’t know what the future holds for the character now that the...
Round Up Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4 Reviews Can't Make Up Their Mind
There's a Lara variety
Is it amazing or is it middling? Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s just-released PlayStation 4 reviews can’t really seem to make up their mind, so you may have to wait for our verdict in the near future to decide. Lara Croft’s latest seems to have really split opinion, with scores settling all over the shop. The consensus...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Run Out of Things to Show, So Here Are Some Cute Cats and Dogs
Well, then. Square Enix has been dropping Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailers like they’ve been going out of fashion these past couple of months, and it’s shown pretty much everything there is to show. As such, please enjoy this video clip of cats and dogs playing with balls of yarn and laser pens in a vaguely Mayan setting. Yeah, we...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Shows How Lara Croft Can Be Smart and Resourceful
Brain of Britain
Lara Croft’s a capable warrior and an adept athlete, this much we know – but for Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s 10,000th trailer, Square Enix wants to show how smart and resourceful the heroine can be. And to be honest, she’s a bloody genius: she can turn beetles (!!!) into poison arrows and eat plants to slow down time. Man,...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's New Game + Mode Features New Abilities and Rewards
Welcome back to the jungle
Hot on the heels of Overcooked 2, it's been announced that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will feature a New Game + mode. After surviving Lara's latest foray into dangerous territory, you'll be able to go through the game again, keeping all your skills, weapons, upgrades,
News Lara Croft Thinks on Her Feet in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer
There's a Lara blood shed
Here is Lara Croft doing Lara Croft things in a new Shadow of the Tomb Raider mini-trailer. We suspect that the clip, which is titled ‘Makeshift Arsenal’, is meant to highlight all of the creative combat options the heroine will have in battle – but it doesn’t paint her in the most mentally stable light, as she sets...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Devs Not Worried About Spider-Man
"Only one game has Lara Croft"
In a year that’s already been packed to bursting point with big games, September will seriously up the ante with a sequence of huge releases. Two major titles, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, are scheduled to deploy within days of each other – a harrowing prospect for publisher Square Enix and...
News Why Not? Have Another Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer
They keep coming
Square Enix is surely setting a new record here, no? The publisher’s dropping Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailers like they’re fast going out of fashion, and here’s another seven minute clip detailing how seasoned protagonist Lara Croft can use the jungle to her advantage. In the video she uses a ton of techniques to pick off...
News Check Out 12 Minutes of New Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay on PS4
The marketing machine rages on for Shadow of the Tomb Raider as PlayStation Underground takes a look at Lara's latest adventure on PS4. The above video, featuring about 12 minutes of new gameplay, focuses on topics recently highlighted by Square Enix, such as underwater...
News Go Deep with Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Underwater Survival
Square Enix is continuing to completely canvas the web with Shadow of the Tomb Raider clips, so here’s a new one showcasing Lara Croft’s underwater survival skills. There were moments of aquatic adventure in Rise of the Tomb Raider, but it looks like this aspect has been fleshed out for the sequel, as we see the main character spending more...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Will Let You Add More Bird Poo to Climbable Surfaces
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will let you adjust the difficulty of a variety of parameters independently, meaning that you’ll be able to tune the title’s challenge to your particular tastes. Among the options are Combat Difficulty, Exploration Difficulty, and Puzzle Difficulty. While the first is self-explanatory – enemies...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Media Onslaught Continues with Sweet Murder
Just stab him in the throat
Square Enix is continuing to canvas the web with Shadow of the Tomb Raider clips, this time showcasing protagonist Lara Croft’s psychotic side. In the video she stabs and strings up gun-toting goons, all in the name of... Well, we don’t know, but we’re assured she’s the good girl here. The game’s due out on 14th...
News Lara Croft's in a Pickle in Shadow of the Tomb Raider's First 15 Minutes
Just like Rise of the Tomb Raider, the forthcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider starts with a flashback, as Lara Croft and her forever friend-zoned accomplice Jonah crash-land into a Mayan temple. The game then gets underway proper, with all of the pickaxe platforming that you’d expect from the franchise in 2018. We must admit, this is...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer Seemingly Uses Music from Uncharted 2
Rumble in the jungle
See that trailer we've embedded above? It's the latest promotional video for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is due out in September. It showcases some lovely looking environments, and it uses music from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Wait, what? No, it's true. As pointed out by RobinGaming over on Twitter, the trailer uses the...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Shows Off Lara Croft's Upper-Body Strength
Hustle and muscle
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s climbing closer, so here’s a 30 second clip of Lara Croft defying physics with her outrageous upper-body strength. We think the trailer’s supposed to showcase her traversal move set, which includes everything from shimmying across ancient walls right the way through to tossing out grappling hooks...
News So, Er, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Has Gone Gold
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is finished. Wait, what?! That’s freakin’ early, isn’t it? The game’s due out on 14th September, so Square Enix has almost two months to press Blu-ray discs and print cover art. We can’t help but wonder, given the density of the release schedule, whether the launch date may be moved forwards – but...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Showcases the Series' Largest Ever Hub
Quests! Language levels! Bartering! Mankinis?
Like so many other franchises, Lara Croft’s adventures have been tip-toeing into open world territory, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider will introduce the largest ever hub area that the series has seen. Paititi, as showcased in this new gameplay trailer, is a bustling rural marketplace, complete with...
Guide Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date, Story, New Features - Everything We Know So Far
Shining light on Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Square Enix shined more light on Shadow of the Tomb Raider during its E3 2018 press conference, and it's looking pretty gorgeous we have to say. It's the latest game in the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy, and it's due for release later this year. In this guide, we'll run you through exactly what it is, when...
E3 2018 Lara Croft Steps Out of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Maya oh my
We’ve been seeing drips and drabs of Shadow of the Tomb Raider for some time now, but Square Enix just gave the PlayStation 4 sequel its first proper demonstration at its E3 2018 press conference. The showcase started with a cut-scene from the beginning of the game, before transitioning into gameplay. It looks like a new Tomb Raider...
E3 2018 Here's Our First Look At Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's Gameplay
Guess who's back again?
Square Enix has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for its third instalment to the Tomb Raider franchise, Shadow of The Tomb Raider, featuring a seasoned Croft and all new locations to explore. Shadow was announced back in March, but Square Enix have kept hush-hush until now, giving us little more than...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Season Pass Adds Post-Release Adventures
About a billion versions available
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s reveal embargo has lifted, but you’ve already seen most of the assets as they leaked in traditional Square Enix style. After reading a handful of the previews, it sounds like more of the same, which will be a good or bad thing depending on your appetite for Camilla Luddington acting...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Cinematic Trailer Leaked
Yesterday we saw Shadow of the Tomb Raider's pre-order options, box art, and screenshots ahead of the game's official unveiling, and today we also have the trailer, which has appeared early thanks to Microsoft. You can watch said trailer through here, and it's a mood-setting CG piece. It looks pretty great from where we're sitting. It seems...
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Art and Assets Leak
Lara Croft looks different again
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was revealed to the media at a swanky London venue earlier today, but you’ll need to wait until tomorrow to see all of the goods. Or at least, that’s what Square Enix was hoping – the Internet has other ideas. In traditional fashion, practically everything has leaked, so enjoy these...
Movie Review Tomb Raider (2018) - Dumb But Fun
Well, it could have been worse – just ask Angelina Jolie. Tomb Raider’s been revamped for the silver screen, with a fresh-faced Alicia Vikander stepping into the tank top of the iconic Lara Croft. Following in the footsteps of the fairly recent video game reboot, this blockbuster-on-a-budget attempts to ground the fledgling...
News Cory Barlog Wanted Tomb Raider to Be a Single Shot
'That's crazy, we don't want to do that'
Cory Barlog has been dreaming of a single shot game for some time. Speaking with Daily Star, the God of War creative director revealed that he pitched the concept to the Tomb Raider team during his spell at Crystal Dynamics, but the idea was rejected. A video released yesterday revealed how
News Shadow of the Tomb Raider Launches 14th September on PS4
No dumb exclusivity
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will not be bound by a ridiculous period of exclusivity like its predecessor, with the new entry launching day-and-date on the PlayStation 4 from 14th September. Of course, all of this already leaked, but you can see the high-quality teaser trailer embedded below, courtesy of the official PlayStation...