April 29, 2017

Tomb Raider Suite to Launch Kickstarter Campaign May 26

Nathan McCree, the original Tomb Raider composer, has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the studio recording of his Tomb Raider Suite. Fans who were not able to attend the live performance last December will now have a chance to help bring this amazing music to a worldwide audience.

UPDATE: The campaign is now LIVE! Check out the different pledge tiers—from the £5 'Passport' to the £7,500 'Infada Stone' and pledge your support at tombraidersuite.com.

THE TOMB RAIDER SUITE

When Nathan McCree wrote the extraordinary and iconic music for the first three Tomb Raider games between 1996 and 1998, it was recorded using the synthesizers available at the time. But for 20 years he dreamt of hearing his music performed by a full orchestra and choir, and with the 20 Year Celebration of the Tomb Raider franchise in 2016, the timing was perfect to realise his dream.

TOMB RAIDER: LIVE IN CONCERT

On Sunday 18th December, 2016, The Tomb Raider Suite received its World Premiere in London. Performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the City of London Choir, it received a standing ovation from the nearly 2,000 fans who attended the concert. It was an unmitigated success and the final event in what had been The Year of Tomb Raider.

PRE-SHOW PROMOTION TRAILER



POST-SHOW PROMOTION VIDEO "In The Blood"



OUR GOAL

The crowdfunding goal is to do a studio recording of The Tomb Raider Suite with one of England's leading orchestras in England's most famous recording studios, Abbey Road in London.

Now that Nathan's themes and cues from the first three games have been fully orchestrated for a 76-piece orchestra and 20-voice choir, it is ready to be recorded to the highest standard to release as an album in the Fall of 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for Tomb Raider fans to finally own and hear a world-class recording of the music as Nathan McCree had always intended it.

The Kickstarter campaign will kick off Friday, May 26. For details, visit tombraidersuite.com. You can also follow Nathan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and SoundCloud for updates.

KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCEMENT


NATHAN McCREE INTERVIEW


This post was originally published April 29 and updated with new information May 18, 2017.

April 13, 2017

Lara Croft GO Mirror of Spirits Expansion Now Available on Android and iOS

The latest expansion pack for the turn-based puzzle game Lara Croft GO has just been released for Android and iOS. The Mirror of Sprits, 11 new levels for the award-winning turn-based puzzle game from Square Enix Montréal, debuted with the PS4 and Vita release in December. Now the Mirror of Spirits expansion is available free on mobile platforms as well. If you don't already own the game, you can pick it up for 99¢ on the Play Store or $1.99 on the App Store. Lara Croft GO is also available for Windows, Linux, and OSX through Steam. Sorry, still no update for Windows Phone, but we hope to see that soon.

For help with any of the puzzles, check out my screenshot and video walkthroughs.

April 7, 2017

96-Hour Tomb Raider Marathon for Direct Relief

Our friends at Tomb Raider Marathon 2017 are about to kick off a 96-hour gaming marathon to benefit Direct Relief. Starting this afternoon, they'll be playing 7 Tomb Raider games over the course of 4 days. I hope you'll tune in for the live broadcast on Twitch and donate if you can. A schedule and more info can be found at tombraidermarathon.com. You can also follow TRMarathon17 on Twitter and Facebook.

See you there!

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