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Posts Tagged crystal dynamics


Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ offers vague answers about exclusivity

The Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal mystery train rumbles on, as Crystal Dynamics publish an FAQ that doesn’t really answer all that much.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Rise of the Tomb Raider is indeed a timed exclusive

Microsoft have revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s exclusivity on Xbox is, as we speculated, a limited time thing.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Aug 2014 | 1

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC release still uncertain (Updated)

Rise of the Tomb Raider has had another little mention at Gamescom’s Xbox conference, but there’s still no mention of a PC version.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Aug 2014 | 1

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris revealed

The predicted follow-up to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has had a full reveal at E3 today.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider domains registered by Square Enix

Square Enix’s corporate domain registrar has locked down a couple of Tomb Raider related urls.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Jun 2014 | 1

Massive Tomb Raider patch makes the game French

Update: Square-Enix responded rather rapidly to the problem, and a follow-up patch – at a whopping 0KB in size – re-enabled English in the language options of the game’s properties.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jan 2014 | 6

Square Enix CEO confirms Tomb Raider sequel in the works

We were a little bit relieved to hear a Tomb Raider sequel being mentioned by a comic writer recently, and now Square Enix CEO of the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers has confirmed that it’s being worked on.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Aug 2013 | 1

Excavated: Tomb Raider sequel planned, says comic writer

The writer of a forthcoming Tomb Raider comic series has revealed that it’s set to act as a bridge between the first game and a sequel.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider Review

There was a type of player that would occasionally fire up the old Tomb Raider games specifically to kill Lara Croft.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Mar 2013 | 7

To the surprise of no-one, the Tomb Raider box art has Lara Croft on it

Would you like to see the box art for the forthcoming remake/reboot/deboot/premake (whatever it is) of Tomb Raider?

By Peter Parrish | 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Rhianna Pratchett, Terminator and the Tomb Raider narrative [Video]

Square Enix has issued a new trailer for Tomb Raider (and it is just an advert, despite being given the airs and graces of a documentary), in which the chaps from Crystal Dynamics and lead writer Rhianna Pratchett chat about the origin narrative of Lara Croft.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

It’s a young woman’s game: Tomb Raider [Interview]

We recently had the chance to sit down with Crystal Dynamics’ Karl Stewart, global brand manager on the Tomb Raider, to talk about the upcoming adventures of Lara Croft and what the studio are trying to achieve by telling her origin story.

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | 1

Crystal Dynamics not ruling out further ‘young Lara’ games

Crystal Dynamics are not ruling out creating further games featuring a young Lara Croft.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider wants to make you cry and give you goose-bumps

The subject of ‘mature’ content has been a touchy subject as far as Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | 1

Videogames are on the cusp of something “really exciting”, says Tomb Raider dev

Videogames have long struggled with serious themes. Whenever sex, homosexuality, drug dependence and the like are depicted in a legitimate (i.e.

By John Robertson | 27 Aug 2012 | 2

Tomb Raider [Interview] – Lara’s new world and its dangers

In the second part of our two-part interview with Crystal Dynamics’ global brand manager Karl Stewart we talk about the experience of playing as the young Lara – what her world is like, what she can do within that world and the potential dangers she might face.

By John Robertson | 15 Jul 2012 | 2

New genre invented, Tomb Raider is an “action-survival” game

Crystal Dynamics has invented a new genre with Tomb Raider, apparently.

By John Robertson | 13 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Surprise twist: Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer for Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics has revealed that Rhianna Pratchett has been the lead writer of its Tomb Raider title (just called Tomb Raider, but it’s Tomb Raider 10 if you’re keeping count) all along.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider [Interview] – Writing the intimate story of Lara Croft

In part one of a two part interview Tomb Raider’s global brand manager Karl Stewart we discuss the idea behind the ‘reboot’, the reasons for taking story to a point which focuses on a young Lara Croft and how the story and the gameplay co-exist and compliment one another.

By John Robertson | 4 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider does not have attempted rape, says Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics has denied that the upcoming Tomb Raider prequel includes a scene in which Lara Croft is the subject of an attempted rape, despite what a fellow employee working on the game had previous said.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider is not like Uncharted, it has attempted rape

Update:
Crystal Dynamics has released a statement denying the existence of an “attempted rape” scene.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 3

E3 2012: Tomb Raider [Preview]

Tomb Raider is going to live or die for me based on one thing, and that thing is how realistically Lara evolves.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jun 2012 | 8

Tomb Raider DLC coming first to 360

Crystal Dynamics took to Microsoft’s E3 conference stage to announce that the first piece of DLC for the forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot will be coming to Xbox 360 ahead of other platforms.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Jun 2012 | Comments Off