SQUARE ENIX, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montreal celebrated the 25th anniversary of the TOMB RAIDER franchise today by making several announcements of new experiences and offers available now and in the future for fans of the iconic video game series.
Below are some of the upcoming 25th anniversary initiatives that Tomb Raider fans can look forward to in the coming months.
Tomb Raider Video Games
As part of the celebration of Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary, numerous Tomb Raider games and expansions on Steam, Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming, GOG.com, Square Enix Store, Xbox Games Store, and PlayStation Store are on sale, along with discounts of up to 89%. Interested players just need to visit the online store of their choice and search for “Tomb Raider” to see what offers are available on their platform.
Additionally, from November 1 to 14, 2021, Crystal Dynamics and Prime Gaming are offering Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC free for all Prime members. To claim the free game, Prime members must go to https://gaming.amazon.com/, select “Prime Games” and choose the Rise of the Tomb Raider offer between November 1 and November 14, 2021.
A collaboration between Crystal Dynamics and Feral Interactive is also announced today to bring Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to Nintendo Switch in 2022, the debut of the Tomb Raider franchise on console. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are arcade-inspired action-adventure games that combine the features of Tomb Raider, including exploration and discovery, platforming and puzzle solving, with cooperative multiplayer, progression character, and fast, fun battles. For more updates on these titles, follow Feral Interactive on Facebook or Twitter.
Square Enix London Mobile today revealed that the original three voice actors of Lara Croft in English will join Keeley Hawes in Tomb Raider Reloaded when the mobile game launches next year. For a limited time, players will be able to embrace their nostalgia by choosing any classic voice they wish for iconic adventurer Lara Croft: Shelley Blond (Tomb Raider), Judith Gibbins (Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft ), Jonell Elliott (Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness), or Keeley Hawes (Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris).
Tomb Raider animated series on Netflix
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Netflix and Legendary Television are hard at work on a new Tomb Raider animated series with Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind such hits as Castlevania, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Blood of Zeus. Last month it was announced that Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Mission: Impossible 7) would be the voice of iconic adventurer Lara Croft, and today the companies also announced that Allen Maldonado (Heels, The Wonder Years) has joined the cast as the voice of tech expert and colleague Zip, and Earl Baylon will reprise his video game role as the voice of one of Lara’s most trusted friends and voice of reason, Jonah Maiava.
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Picking up the events of the Survivor trilogy of the hit video game Tomb Raider recounted in Tomb Raider in 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider in 2015 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider in 2018, the animated series will retrace the next chapter of the globe heroine- second hand as she takes on the role of the iconic tomb raider she is destined to become. Twenty-five years after the appearance of her first game, Lara continues to explore new territories.
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Tomb Raider in the real world
In 2022, Tomb Raider fans will have two new ways to experience the game in the real world.
Crystal Dynamics is working with Little Lion Entertainment to create Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience in London. Little Lion is an award-winning amusement company with a pedigree in creating immersive five-star theater experiences.
Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience will give fans the chance to dive into the world of Tomb Raider. For the first time ever, teams of visitors will work together while being fully immersed in a true Tomb Raider adventure, forging their own destiny alongside recognizable characters from the blockbuster franchise. This groundbreaking immersive adventure puts visitors in a race against time as they help Lara Croft solve a mystery that will save the world.
Lara Croft’s World – 25 Years of Tomb Raider will also debut in 2022, an exhibition curated by the Storyworld Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands. Storyworld is a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling in comics, animation, and games, with an emphasis on the creativity involved in creating stories.
Lara Croft’s World details the history of Tomb Raider games and media, the art and design of the iconic game franchise, and the popular appeal of the game and its title character. The exhibit includes content from the game’s origins in 1996 to the most recent Survivor trilogy, which began in 2013 with the rebooted Tomb Raider game. Visitors will learn about design details, developer ideas, and real-world elements of Tomb Raider, including samples of franchise merchandise over the years and Lara Croft’s appearances in movies and comics. .