September 16, 2023

Classic Tomb Raider Remasters Launching February 2024

It's been a few decades, but at last, the first three Tomb Raider games are being remastered for modern computers and consoles. Developer Crystal Dynamics is partnering with Aspyr, the company behind previous Macintosh Tomb Raider ports, to release Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft  for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and GOG.

The official announcement, made during the Nintendo Direct livestream on September 14, featured this trailer highlighting a few iconic levels from each game.



According to the developers, players will be able to toggle between enhanced and original graphics on the fly, as well as switch between classic and modern control schemes. Naturally, the updated games will include unlockable achievements and trophies.

The bundle, priced at $29.99 U.S., will include the mainline games, as well as all of the official expansions: "Unfinished Business" and "Shadow of the Cat" for TR1, "The Golden Mask" for TR2, and the All Hallows secret level and "The Lost Artifact" expansion for TR3.* This will be the first time console players will have the opportunity to play most of these bonus levels.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will release on Lara Croft's birthday, February 14, 2024. Preorders are open now.
On a more personal note, as many of you know, I've been on hiatus for the past few years. This announcement has inspired me to get cracking on the major site overhaul I've been planning for a while. I'll be diving into that project soon, and I look forward to seeing you all again in February.

*Follow this link for a timeline of the various Tomb Raider game release dates.

December 4, 2022

Extra Life 2022 Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the 11 winners of the Tomb Raider Community Team's Extra Life raffle! Everyone has been contacted by email. We hope to hear from you all soon so we can send you your prizes.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition (Europe) - Jack (TheHellmouth_), UK
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition (North America) - Paul M., USA
Taryn Platt's Lara Croft Portrait - Pikkufighter, Finland
Hunger Club Dragon's Lair Poster - Claire, UK
Pix'n Love Tomb Raider signed by Inna Vjuzhanina - Kallia Croft, UK
Tomb Raider Dark Angel Symphony signed by Peter Connelly - Didi, Bulgaria
Tomb Raider Suite signed by Nathan McCree - NevByte, UK
Tomb Raider Legends Board Game - Amanda H., USA
Tomb Raider Collectible Card Game Bundle - LuckyThirteenth, USA
Lara Croft Totaku Figurine - Matt T., USA
Lara Croft Funko POP! - ChrisOrMiss, USA

We're grateful to everyone who entered, donated to our Extra Life campaign, watched our livestreams, and helped to spread the word! As of today we have raised $10,578 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. If you haven't donated yet but would like to, Extra Life accepts contributions through the end of the year. Visit the team's Extra Life page for details.

Photo montage showing the 11 prizes listed above.

We would also like to give special thanks to the following prize donors for helping to make this raffle and our marathon weekend such a success. 💙

  • Nicolas Croft for donating the European SOTTR package, as well as the signed Dark Angel Symphony and Tomb Raider Suite CDS, and for supporting the team's efforts throughout the year.
  • Our teammate Taryn Platt for donating her time and her beautiful Lara Croft portrait.
  • Hunger Club and teammate Kelly M. from Tomb Raider Horizons, for the Dragon's Lair poster.
  • Inna Vjuzhanina for the signed copy of Pix'n Love Editions Tomb Raider with her fantastic cover art.
  • All of the gamers who have donated through my Ko-fi page this year. Your contributions helped us buy and ship the other great prizes!

November 19, 2022

I'm (Finally) on Instagram

Following the rumors of Twitter's imminent demise, I've decided to make a public Instagram account for Tomb Raider stuff. I'm not much for posting pics and real-life updates, but you may catch a glimpse of country living, my flock of chickens and ducks, random gaming stuff, and who knows what else. I hope you'll give me a follow. I'm happy to follow back.

As always, you can find me and all my social, gaming, and charity fundraising links at tombraiders.net. And, if you feel so inclined, you can help keep the site running by buying me a ko-fi. Thanks always for your support!

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