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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018 Game)

  • Behind 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider'
    The countdown to E3 2018 has officially begun and we are now just mere weeks away from getting our first proper look at gameplay from the highly-anticipated sequel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. And thanks to co-developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal, fans can count down the days by watching a new video series that will take them behind the scenes and introduce them to some of the talented developers, artists, and writers working on Lara Croft’s latest adventure. From May 21, fans ... [Continue Reading]

Arte-Factual (Archives)

  • A closer look at Lara's hieroglyphs worksheet (Screenshot taken by Kelly M)

    Arte-Factual: Lara’s Hieroglyphics Worksheet

    October 23, 2016 // 2 Comments

    The recently-released Blood Ties DLC gave Tomb Raider fans a glimpse into Lara Croft’s childhood and her family history. Not only did we get to learn a little more about her enigmatic parents, we also got to find out what the younger Croft used to do in her spare time. One of the collectible documents found within Croft Manor is Lara’s old hieroglyphics worksheet, which proved useful for deciphering one of the manor’s safe combination codes. As a child, Lara apparently ... [Continue Reading]

Lara’s Travels (Archives)

  • Lara Croft poses in front of the Temple of Horus at Edfu (Image credit: Lori of Survivor Reborn)
    Survivor Reborn admin Lori and her husband Jay recently spent ten incredible days in Egypt and brought along their Rock Candy Lara Croft figure, who was more than happy to pose for photos in front of some of the country’s key attractions. From the pyramids at Giza to the Graeco-Roman ruins of Alexandria, from the banks of the Nile to the majestic temple ruins of Karnak, from the sun-beaten Valley of the Kings to the treasure-filled halls of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Lori and Jay ... [Continue Reading]

Mythology

  • The first piece of official promotional artwork for 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider'
    Fans who visited the official Tomb Raider site throughout March and April will no doubt have tried their hand at solving the Maya-themed puzzles being used to promote Shadow of the Tomb Raider. And to reward their efforts, Square Enix was kind enough to share some tiny clues about Lara Croft’s upcoming adventure. One of these clues was this piece of promotional artwork, which depicts a Pre-Columbian (most likely Maya) site hidden away in a tropical rainforest. The audio clips released as ... [Continue Reading]

Educational Resources

  • Tatiana Proskouriakoff
    In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft will be putting her knowledge of Maya mythology and archaeology to the test as she races against time to save the world from impending doom. To celebrate the game’s upcoming release, I will be paying tribute to some of the greatest female Mayanists in a new monthly series of articles, simply titled “Mayanist of the Month”. The study of Mesoamerica’s Maya civilisation has attracted scholars from a variety of social and academic ... [Continue Reading]

Tomb Raider Merchandise

  • Cover art for 'Tomb Raider: Inferno' Issue 1 by Hannah Templer (Image credit: Dark Horse Comics)
    The current run of Tomb Raider comics, Survivor’s Crusade, is drawing to a close on April 4 but Dark Horse has announced that Lara Croft will be back for yet another adventure and, this time, she may have met her match. The new four-part mini-series, Tomb Raider: Inferno, will be written by Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly, the duo responsible for Survivor’s Crusade, and sees Lara take on Trinity once more. But, this time, the sinister organization has a trick up its sleeves: a new ... [Continue Reading]

Fan Creations

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider gear guide
    Ever since the “End of the Beginning” trailer made its public debut on April 27, cosplayers around the world have been begging for reference pictures of Lara Croft’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider outfit. And with E3 and Gamescom just around the corner, co-developer Crystal Dynamics decided to lend cosplayers a helping hand by publishing a comprehensive guide to Lara’s brand new outfit and equipment. Crystal Dynamics published a whole series of gear guides for Rise of the ... [Continue Reading]

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