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Square Enix Confirms PC and PS4 Release for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Months of anger, rumours, and speculation have been put to rest as Square Enix has finally announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be coming to Windows 10 PC, Steam, and Playstation 4 next year. No exact dates have been released at this stage but according to Square Enix, the game will be released on Steam and Windows 10 PC in early 2016 while Playstation 4 gamers will have to wait until “Holiday 2016″. This means Rise of the ... [Continue Reading]

24/07/2015 // 9 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – July 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, Tomb Raider fans have been treated to a slew of new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage and concept art as part of Crystal Dynamics’ and Xbox’s promotional activities at E3 2015 and the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a collection of concept art that was released in July 2015. Crystal Dynamics/Xbox – E3 2015: The following concept art is property of Crystal Dynamics and was released during E3 ... [Continue Reading]

20/07/2015 // 3 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Art Book and Play Arts KAI Figure Announced

The Crystal Dynamics team are in San Diego for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and they’ve kicked off the weekend’s festivities by announcing two new collectibles Tomb Raider fans may want to add to their collections. The first is an official art book for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which will be published by Titan Books and will feature hundreds of unreleased pieces of concept art, sketches, character models, and 3D renders as ... [Continue Reading]

10/07/2015 // 4 Comments

The E3 Ambassadors Talk Tomb Raider and Lara Croft

In June 2015, Crystal Dynamics and Xbox invited a group of Tomb Raider fan site admins to represent the TR fanbase at E3. During their stay in Los Angeles, the ambassadors were treated to some press-only demo footage (i.e. the Syria demo mentioned elsewhere on this site) and got the chance to interview some of the Rise of the Tomb Raider development team to learn more about the upcoming game. Now that the E3 dust has settled, let’s see ... [Continue Reading]

07/07/2015 // 0 Comments

5 Female Explorers Who Made Their Marks in Siberia

Based on what we’ve seen of Rise of the Tomb Raider so far, a good portion of the game will take place in Siberia, a region in the Russian Federation that is commonly (and incorrectly) viewed as little more than an icy wilderness, a place where political undesirables were sent away to languish in Soviet labour camps. But this expansive region is actually home to dozens of indigenous peoples and a wide variety of ... [Continue Reading]

05/07/2015 // 3 Comments

Dark Horse Announces New Comic Series, Lara Croft & the Frozen Omen

Fans of the more light-hearted fare of the pre-reboot Tomb Raider games can look forward to a brand-new comic series this autumn: Lara Croft & the Frozen Omen. In an article published on Polygon earlier today, Dark Horse Comics announced that they will be publishing a series based in the Lara Croft universe that will be written by Corinna Bechko and drawn by Randy Green, whose name will be familiar to fans of the Top Cow Tomb Raider ... [Continue Reading]

29/06/2015 // 2 Comments

Tomb Raider Fun at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Update: Crystal Dynamics have posted a full event guide on the official Tomb Raider blog. Head on over there to find out what Comic-Con attendees can look forward to and how you can win a Rise of the Tomb Raider-branded Xbox One (open to US residents only). Planning on attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? If so, make sure you jot down 11th July 2015 in your diary as it’s going to be one heck of a Tomb Raider extravaganza! ... [Continue Reading]

28/06/2015 // 2 Comments

Language Proficiency Will Be Part of Lara’s Skill Set in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics have promised that their latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will push Lara Croft to her physical and mental limits as she journeys across Syria and Siberia in search of the secrets of immortality. Not only will she need to rely on her wits and outdoor survival skills to accomplish her mission, she will also need to rely on some of the skills she may have acquired during her student days. Creative Director Noah Hughes has ... [Continue Reading]

22/06/2015 // 10 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider “Siberian Wilderness” E3 Demo

Anyone who’s been following E3 this year will be familiar with the Rise of the Tomb Raider “Avalanche” gameplay demo that made its worldwide debut during the Xbox briefing. The screenshots and video footage have been republished on every other gaming site and clips of Lara and Jonah’s doomed mountain expedition have been featured in virtually every interview conducted with the Crystal Dynamics team. I feel I’ve seen ... [Continue Reading]

20/06/2015 // 5 Comments

E3 Community Interview with Creative Director Noah Hughes

E3 has been a somewhat hectic time for the Crystal Dynamics team but Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Creative Director Noah Hughes managed to find some time in his busy schedule to take part in a community Q&A session with the E3 Ambassadors earlier this week. You can find a transcript of the Q&A session below courtesy of Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie. Find out what Noah had to say about Lara’s character development, ... [Continue Reading]

19/06/2015 // 2 Comments

Square Enix Announces New Mobile Adventure, Lara Croft GO

It’s turning out to be quite a week of announcements at this year’s E3 and today’s Square Enix conference was no exception. Not only did we get a few more (albeit brief) snippets of the highly-anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider, we also found out that Square Enix Montréal is currently developing Lara Croft GO, a brand-new turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices. Following the success of their award-winning game Hitman ... [Continue Reading]

17/06/2015 // 1 Comment

Rise of the Tomb Raider – E3 Gameplay Reveal Video & Screenshots

After what has felt like centuries of waiting, Tomb Raider fans finally got their first glimpse of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay at today’s Xbox E3 briefing. It’s been a year since a sequel to the best-selling Tomb Raider 2013 was announced and it’s only in the past few weeks that the Rise of the Tomb Raider marketing campaign has really begun to hit its stride. Pegged for a November 10th release date, I suspect ... [Continue Reading]

15/06/2015 // 6 Comments

Crystal Dynamics Launches Revamped Website

E3 2015 is now just a few days away and the Crystal Dynamics team have chosen to celebrate the occasion by launching their newly-revamped studio website and company branding. The dark, weathered wood and metal textures are perfectly in tune with the gritty reinvention of the Tomb Raider franchise, though, thankfully they spared us the pools of blood and detached limbs of the reboot… Site navigation is a breeze. Fans of the Tomb ... [Continue Reading]

13/06/2015 // 5 Comments

Arte-Factual: Gilded Chinthe (Relic Run)

With Rise of the Tomb Raider still months away from release, the endless-runner mobile game Lara Croft: Relic Run has provided Tomb Raider fans with their much-needed fix of Crofty goodness. Relic Run has not only provided me with hours of entertaining gameplay and amusing ragdoll deaths; it’s also offered me a whole new selection of artefacts to feature on this blog. So let’s kick things off by looking at one of the 20 relics ... [Continue Reading]

10/06/2015 // 2 Comments

What to Expect at E3 2015

E3 2015 opens in less than 2 weeks and the Tomb Raider fan community is already buzzing with excitement. Earlier this week, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics released a short CGI teaser trailer to whet the fanbase’s appetite while visitors to the game’s official Xbox page were invited to look for clues hidden across the page. These clues were little tidbits of information about the game’s plot and primary antagonists, narrated by Lara ... [Continue Reading]

06/06/2015 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Discover the Legend Within – Thoughts & Screenshots

Crystal Dynamics and Xbox have kicked off what will surely be an exciting month for Tomb Raider fans by releasing a new teaser trailer for Lara’s next adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The CGI teaser trailer, dubbed “Discover the Legend Within” sees our heroine relying on her wits, quick reflexes, and trusty climbing axes to traverse and survive the treacherous peaks of Siberia and gives us a sneak preview of what we ... [Continue Reading]

01/06/2015 // 5 Comments

Lara Croft’s Jurassic World – Five Memorable Moments With Dinosaurs

Now, repeat after me: Archaeologists don’t dig dinosaurs. They. Do NOT. Dig dinosaurs. There’s such a wide misconception that archaeologists dig up fossils and dinosaur bones for a living that some musically-minded archaeologists have taken to Youtube to remind the public, in no uncertain terms, that they “don’t do dinosaurs” and that “digging up dinos is palaeontology”. So if it’s dinosaurs ... [Continue Reading]

30/05/2015 // 6 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run – Fan Reactions and Reviews

The adventure-runner mobile game Lara Croft: Relic Run was officially launched today and, judging from my Facebook page and Twitter timeline, it’s been pretty well received by the Tomb Raider fan community. Fans’ fears that Relic Run would be little more than a Temple Run clone have been put to rest and not an hour goes by without someone sharing a screenshot of yet another unfortunate (but often hilarious) ragdoll death. Download ... [Continue Reading]

29/05/2015 // 2 Comments

Subscribe to The Archaeology of Tomb Raider’s Youtube Channel!

Did you know that The Archaeology of Tomb Raider has its own Youtube channel? Well, if this was news to you, consider yourself informed. :) The channel was launched as part of my Extra Life 2014 charity marathon but, until now, I hadn’t really done much with it. Nowadays, you can find a variety of gameplay videos, including my playthrough of Life is Strange Episode 2 and random antics in Grand Theft Auto Online. Tomb Raider fans might want ... [Continue Reading]

24/05/2015 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raided – Issue 4

Another week, another issue of Tomb Raided. And what a busy week it’s been. Not just here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider but all over the TR fan community. The TR fan community is nothing if not dedicated.. :) Before we look at what others have been up to over the past week, here’s a brief recap of some of the recent posts you may have missed here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider: Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague ... [Continue Reading]

17/05/2015 // 0 Comments

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