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Rise of the Tomb Raider Releasing January 28 on PC

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Tomb Raider fans who have been waiting patiently for the sequel’s release on PC won’t have to for much longer. Square Enix has revealed via tumblr post that the PC version will launch on January 28.

“The PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the positive momentum from our highly successful partnership and collaboration with Microsoft for the launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Scot Amos co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.”

The PC version will be available digitally and will support 4k resolution and other additional features. The standard edition will cost $59.99, while the Digital Deluxe edition — which includes the season pass and future DLC, will be priced at $89.99.

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[Updated] Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever Releasing this November

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Update: The novel’s release date has now been set to December 15th, 2015.

Original story as follows:

Everyone’s favorite Tomb Raider is back in an all new written adventure this fall, in Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever. Due out on November 3rd, this standalone novel from Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent (Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals), sees the return of classic Lara as she embarks on yet another perilous adventure spanning the globe. Dual wielding pistols and all.

Official excerpt:

After a ruthless competitor beats her in a race to recover a priceless antiquity in Sri Lanka, Lara Croft returns home to London. Nursing her bruises, she gets a call from an old friend in desperate need of help and learns that something truly strange has been discovered during a excavation beneath the City of London. Investigating, Lara witnesses something so spectacular it could rewrite the history of the British Isles—and perhaps even the world—but is drawn into a dangerous shadow world of espionage, conspiracy and black market trafficking. There’s too much at stake. Lara sets off on a globe-trotting mission to recover a precious antiquity that links the modern world to ancient myths and legends, as old foes and new threats gather to stop her finding the truth. What is the true secret of the blade, who can she really trust, and is this the one mission even she can’t survive?

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Blade of Gwynnever’s storyline was written in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics, the developer of the Tomb Raider video games.

The novel is available to pre-order on Amazon.com ($10.59) at other select retailers.

Source: Prima Games

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One Collector’s Edition Revealed

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Square Enix has unearthed the collector’s edition for the highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider. For $150 players will receive a full retail copy of the Xbox One (Sorry 360 owners) version of the game, an exclusive 12″ statue of Lara Croft and even more physical goodies.

Full Collector’s Edition contents:

  • Full retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for the Xbox One
  • An exclusive 12”-tall statue of Lara Croft, which depicts her searching for answers on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition
  • Collectible steelbook
  • A replica of Lara’s leather in-game journal
  • A model of Lara’s Jade Necklace, including the pendant that was her first archeological discovery, and the strap that was given to her by Conrad Roth, her late mentor

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The CE is currently availalbe for pre-order via the Tomb Raider Store and Square Enix Store

Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on November 10 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The PC and PS4 versions will release in 2016.

Source: Square Enix

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Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a New Trailer and Official Box Art

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Microsoft has released a brand new trailer for the sequel to Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Tomb Raider. The trailer features the game’s protagonist Lara Croft, as she traverses a deadly blizzard in Siberia. You can check out the game’s official box art as well. The world premiere will be shown during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 briefing on June 15, 2015.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch this fall for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. According to the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, the game’s exclusivity has a duration.

 

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These Rise of the Tomb Raider Screenshots Look Amazing

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The highly anticipated sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, is set to release later this year on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. To keep fans satisfied, several new screenshots have released online. These screens — which are obviously of the Xbox One version, show Lara exploring Siberia and being confronted by a vicious bear. Give em a look.

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Stay tuned to RGN for more things Tomb Raider.

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Square Enix Brings Ultimate Action & Ultimate Stealth To The PS3 And Xbox 360

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Square Enix will release two Ultimate Triple Packs  at the end of March  one titled ” Ultimate Action Triple Pack” and the other “Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack” for $30 USD each. The Ultimate Action Pack contains Just Cause 2, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider. The Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack contains Thief, Hitman: Absolution and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. These two triple backs will be available for both the PS3, and Xbox 360 with none of the DLC content including but for $30 bucks this a good deal if you haven’t owned or played any of these games.

Some information in this article was sourced from Joystiq 

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Video Game Writer Rhianna Pratchett to Write the Next Tomb Raider Comics Arc

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On November 20, 2014, award-winning scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett, announced via Twitter, her partnership with Dark Horse Comics to write the next set of Tomb Raider comics. Though she was co-writer on a few of the previous releases (issues 7-12), she will be the sole contributor as of issue 13.

Starting a new arc, this issue finds Lara employed at the British Museum enjoying a quiet life. Suddenly, she is thrust into a game where a thought to be deceased friend’s life is in danger.

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Pratchett has an extensive background, with titles such as Tomb Raider, Heavenly Sword, Bioshock Infinite, Mirror’s Edge and several others under her belt. She was named one of the top 100 women in the UK gaming industry and holds the position of co-director of the 2012 created Narrativia multimedia production company. She is taking over for comic book writer Gail Simone.

Issue 13 is due for release on February 25, 2015 for $3.99.

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Learn About the Puzzles in the 2nd Dev Diary for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

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Crystal Dynamics have released their second developer diary for the upcoming 4-player co-op game. Executive Producer Scot Amos and Lead Level Designer Jeff Wajcs, get together to discuss the game’s various puzzles, the difficulty in challenging the player and more.

The studio also proudly announced that the game had gone gold, meaning all the initial development work is finished and the game is set for its December launch date. Peep the new video below.

 

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will launch on December 9, 2014 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals Review

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Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals by bestselling British novelist and comic book writer, Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, is a novel continuing Lara Croft’s adventure and takes place between the events on Yamatai in the Tomb Raider reboot and the next to be released game title. This tale is considered cannon and acknowledge as such by developer Crystal Dynamics.

The story starts off with Lara being thrown into a panic attack by the startling and loud backfire of a neighbor’s car engine. As she takes to the streets of London, for a therapeutic walk to soothe her nerves, she receives a call informing her that Sam (best friend, roommate and designated damsel in distress), has been admitted into a hospital. Upon her arrival, Lara discovers her friend is in a coma suspected to be induced by a drug overdose.  However, having both recently survived supernatural events, Lara has her own suspicions about the cause of Sam’s condition. Therein, begins the quest to find an artifact of legend with healing capabilities able to restore her friend to health.

Lara travels to several locations around Europe in search of information and leads, meeting with professors, antique collectors and shady business men with auras of danger. In her pursuit of the relic, she finds there are others who would kill without hesitation to gain possession of it and Lara must fight for her life in order to save Sam’s. Savvy as she is, Lara is able to gain the trust and employ the help of hastily made acquaintances, using their skills and knowledge to advance her progress or escape danger as necessary.

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Story line aside, the delivery left more to be desired. Everything was over simplified, there were no puzzles or need for in depth thinking, answers were basically thrown at her and the vocabulary and descriptions were basic. The action scenes were fun, but the majority of the down time was spent giving trivial descriptions of Lara navigating city streets and public transportation; if only to display her observation skills and paranoia, to then watch them fail her miserably on more than one occasion. Having seen and experienced the trials of Yamatai alongside reboot Lara, there are certain things she should definitely be able to handle. Not so, in this novel. It’s as if she’s starting over in skill level. Retaining the memory of her previous adventure, but none of the character development.

Final Verdict:

I will not claim to not have enjoyed the book at all, but my expectations for a Tomb Raider title were not met and often times I found myself bored and actually making an effort to continue reading. I would recommend this novel to a younger audience, not formally acquainted to classic Lara or reboot Lara for that matter. Large font, basic vocabulary and simple writing earned this novel a 7.2 rating.

Overall Score: 7.2/10

RGN Rating: Bronze Novel

Authors: Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent

Publisher(s): BradyGames

Pages: 343

Available Now at: Amazon | Amazon UK | GameStop | Barnes and Noble | BAM

Price(s): $12.99 USA | $13.99 CAN | £8.99 UK

Review copy info: A physical copy of the book was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Tomb Raider #7 Out Next Week

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Lara continues her adventure in Tomb Raider #7, titled Losing Her Grip. Co-written by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett, this issue marks the beginning of volume 2.

Lara Croft attempts to honor the past but is dragged into a dangerous new journey. A creepy amusement park and a mysterious woman with a personal connection to the terrifying events of Yamatai Island throw Lara’s world into peril once again!

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Available for pre-order, this issue drops on August 27, 2014 for $3.50.

Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch

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Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch Coming This November

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Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch, is a comic series covering the adventures of Lara following the events on Yamatai. This trade paperback collection contains issue #1-6. It was created by Gail Simone (writer), Nicolás Daniel Selma (penciller), Juan Gedeon (inker), Michael Atiyeh (colorist), Dan Dos Santos (cover artist) and published by Dark Horse Books.

Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the lost kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate . . . Can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she struggles to piece this new mystery, and her life, back together?

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Available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers, Season of the Witch is due for release on November 12, 2014.

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Gamescom 2014: Rise of the Tomb Raider Is An Xbox One Exclusive, Here’s Why

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Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming sequel to their 2013 reboot will be available exclusively on Microsoft’s new gen console. The bombshell announcement was made during Ms’ press briefing at Gamescom 2014. Darrell Gallagher took to the game’s tumblr account to address the situation.

“we’ve just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming Holiday 2015, is exclusively on Xbox. We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal. I’d like to give you some insight into this decision, and why we feel this is the very best thing for the Tomb Raider sequel we’re creating at the studio,” said Gallagher.

The post states that 2013’s Tomb Raider was a success “due in large part to your continued support” (Meaning PS3, 360 and PC owners).

“Our goal has always been to deliver something truly special with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today’s announcement with Microsoft is one step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming. Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past – we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.”

Which is another way of saying Microsoft threw a lot of cash their way. According to Gallagher, PS and PC fans need not worry about:

“This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.”

Yes, at least you have the digital only title that doesn’t take place in the same story cannon and the remastered version of the 2013 title that most Tomb Raider fans may have already purchased. But hey if you want to continue Lara Croft’s adventures you can always pick up the new novel coming this fall.

There is a chance that it is a timed exclusive, the wording used in Geoff Kneighley’s tweet suggests so.

 

 

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch Holiday 2015 on Xbox One.

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Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider and More Get Adorable as Little Golden Books

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Ever wondered what characters from your favorite video games and movies would like if they were given the “cute” treatment? Me either but now we don’t have to thanks to one talented artist.

Illustrator Joey Spiotto’s show “Storytime” is now available online. He has created tributes to Little Golden Books with covers of popular movies and video games including Assassin’s Creed, The Last of Us, Predator and many more. You can view some of them below.

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You can purchase his work at Gallery 1988.

Source: Kotaku

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New Tomb Raider Novel Coming This Fall

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Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is a paperback novel from NY Times Bestselling Author Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent coming out on October 20, 2014. It continues Lara’s adventure right after the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise game’s ending.

Traumatized by the events on Yamatai, Lara tries to put the memories behind her, but is thrown into yet another adventure to once again save the ever helpless Sam from mortal danger. As is custom, cryptic puzzles, daring stunts and the threat of death at the hands of hired henchmen ensues, threatening Lara’s goal of finding a mysterious artifact that could save Sam and shed light on some of the occurrences on Yamatai.

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Paperback and digital copies are selling for $10.30 and $9.99 respectively on Amazon and are also available for pre-order on Bam, Barnes & Noble and GameStop. You can head over to BradyGames website to choose where you want to pre-order. Stay tuned for a gripping review.

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Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris Coming This Winter

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Publisher Square Enix has announced when fans can expect the release for the sequel to ‘Lara Croft and Guardian of Light’. ‘Temple of Osiris’ will launch on December 9 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics the next-gen sequel will feature 4 player co-op this time around, as Lara teams up with a dangerous rival and Egyptian Gods Isis and Horus in an attempt to stop the evil Set from destroying the world. So, no pressure or anything.

 

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