June 30, 2016

PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider Still on Schedule for Late 2016

You've probably seen the rumors floating around that the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider has been cancelled. Just letting you all know this is NOT TRUE. According to Crystal Dynamics, "As stated previously, Rise of the Tomb Raider's PlayStation 4 release is set for Holiday 2016. That's all we can say on the subject." I know it's difficult, but please try and be patient. The developers are probably not able to comment due to the terms of the exclusivity contract with Microsoft. Stay strong, friends. It's coming.

June 17, 2016

#TombRaider20 E3 Roundup

In case you missed any of the Tomb Raider news coming out of E3 this week, here's a quick recap. There has still been no announcement on the release date for the PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider, but hopefully we'll hear more about that soon.

Tuesday 6/14

Square Enix Presents #TombRaider20 Top Tombs

Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie got together with superfans Raymond Croft and Jade Jolie for a segment on some of the "top tombs" in franchise history.


Meagan was also interviewed by Gamespot's Jeff Cannata, Ashley Esqueda, and Danny O'Dwyer about the 20th anniversary festivities and Tomb Raider's legacy.

Wednesday 6/15

Twitch @E3 - 20th Anniversary Gaming Heads Statue Collection Reveal

Crystal Dynamics' Meagan Marie and Rich Briggs announced the upcoming release of a series of 20th Anniversary Lara Croft statues by Gaming Heads. The collection will include three Core Design-era Lara statues and three inspired by the Crystal Dynamics games. The first five designs have already been finalized, but fans are invited to vote for the sixth. Visit the official Lara Croft Facebook Page to vote for Chronicles Lara with VCI HQ catsuit or Angel of Darkness Lara.

Gamespot 20 Years of Tomb Raider book cover reveal

Meagan and Rich also spoke with Gamespot's Mary Kish about the upcoming 20-year retrospective book Crystal Dynamics is producing with Prima Games. They talked about the making of the anniversary logo and revealed the book's final cover design. The book is due out in October and is available for pre-order from Amazon or Amazon UK.


David Craddock from Shacknews also sat down with Meagan and Rich on Wednesday. This segment includes more nostalgic Tomb Raider reflections, as well as an announcement that the Re\Visioned Tomb Raider animated series, originally produced by GameTap for Tomb Raider's 10th anniversary, is now available in HD on the official Tomb Raider YouTube channel. If you only have time to watch one episode, make it "Pre-Teen Raider," by Gail Simone who later went on to write the TR reboot comics.

Meanwhile at WWDC....

Last but not least, and unrelated to E3, this week at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Lara Croft GO was named one of 12 winners of the Apple Design Awards. If you missed this mobile gem, it's still available for iOS and Android, and Windows Phone/PC/Tablet.

Big thanks to Tomb Raider Arabia for the video clips above. Visit their site and check out their social media for more great TR content.

June 16, 2016

Fanmade Documentary Examines History and Geography in Tomb Raider

Check out this exciting new fan project! History and Geography in Tomb Raider is a documentary-style web series focusing on the historical, archaeological, and geographical aspects of the Tomb Raider franchise. Both the trailer below and the first episode will be narrated by original Lara Croft voice actor Shelley Blond. Subscribe to CroftManor on YouTube and follow TRHistory on social media for updates.

Facebook: facebook.com/TRHistory
Twitter: @CroftxManor
Tumblr: tombraiderhistory.tumblr.com

The producer is also looking for help with localization. If you speak any language other than English and want to contribute to the project, feel free to add subtitles in your language by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom right of any of the videos and choosing "Add Subtitles."

June 13, 2016

Square Enix Presents #TombRaider20 Top Tombs Live from E3

Square Enix Presents will be streaming live from E3 this week. The main Square Enix press conference starts tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14) at 11:45 PDT. The Tomb Raider segment, #TombRaider20: Top Tombs, a nostalgic episode focusing on favorite levels from past Tomb Raider titles, will be tomorrow (Tuesday) from 1-1:30 pm PDT.

Tune in live on Twitch or YouTube:

UPDATE: The stream is finished now. You can find archived video on Square Enix's Twitch Channel. The TR segment begins at 01:29:06.

The Twitch and YouTube chat scroll way too fast for decent conversation, so if you want to chat during the event, I will be hanging out on Twitter as usual. Follow me @stellalune and/or the #TombRaider20 hashtag.

For details on the entire Square Enix E3 lineup visit Square Enix Presents. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Square Enix Presents