It looks like a new Tomb Raider movie may be in the works. This time around it will be a reboot in the same way the new game has been. It would focus on a younger Lara Croft in experiencing the things that mold her into the future ‘Tomb Raider’. Crystal Dynamics, the team behind the game reboot, are working closely with GK Films to create this new film project. This cohesion between game and film could lead to a lot of interesting things in the future. To have a universe tied togeather like what is being done with Defiance for SyFy shows more attention being given to detail and the possibility of both media forms to help elevate each other.
It’s the culmination of everything and the clock is ticking. These are the final, Final Hours of Tomb Raider. This is a reboot of sorts and shows Lara Croft early in her career when she went through things that defined her future and her path.
Tomb Raider is nearing release and here is the newest trailer promoting this new take on the character of Lara Croft. It’s not easy being Lara. See how it all began in this reinvention. This revitalization. Here she is reborn.
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Tomb Raider developer, Crystal Dynamics, has released the system requirements for the PC version of the eagerly anticipated game; scheduled for release on March 5th 2013, in line with Xbox 360 and PS3.
The PC version of Tomb Raider has been developed in tandem between Crystal Dynamics and long-time partner Nixxes; a collaboration that has spanned over a dozen PC titles and dates back fifteen years.
Jurjen Katsman, Director of Nixxes stated that: “The team at Crystal intended to make the game of their careers and we are extremely proud of the part we have played in the project’s development.”
At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix unveiled the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller – the perfect companion, marking Lara Croft’s return to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
It was recently announced that we would be getting multiplayer with the Tomb Raider reboot. Here we get to see it in action. A behind the scenes look at the development of Tomb Raider’s multiplayer mode from Crystal Dynamics sister studio, Eidos-Montréal. Hosted by Zac Levi.
The first episode in this new video series from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics explores how Lara must use her wits to become a Survivor. Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.
Pre-order Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 or PS3 at the links below. It will be released on March 5th of next year.
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Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
When the first ever Tomb Raider game launched in 1996, it was a revolution. Outstanding in terms of graphics, gameplay, and storyline , it changed the way that video games were played and developed forever. Fronting the game’s assault on the world was the central character, Lara Croft. Lara was also to have an incredible impact, quickly becoming the most recognized and celebrated female action heroine and an icon for the video games industry. Today over 30 million Tomb Raider games have been sold, making it one of the most lucrative video game franchises while also generating movies, advertising, magazines, books and merchandise.
Check out part 2 of The Final Hours below.
and if you missed part 1 you can view that below as well.
Pre-order your copy of Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 or PS3 at the links below.
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