Showing posts with label Tomb Raider. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomb Raider. Show all posts

Friday, April 27, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

Previously, developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix have attempted to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise featuring explorer Lara Croft by releasing Tomb Raider in 2013 and Rise of the Tomb Raider in 2015. Now, banded with Eidos Montreal, the developers have returned for the third installment of the series titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider. After a teaser trailer, artwork and release date of the game, we now have a full-length action-packed trailer upon us.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider First Artwork Revealed

The first Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer takes Lara Croft into the jungle for a brand-new adventure that will mold her character into who we know her to be.




RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

Right from the earlier games of the Tomb Raider series, adrenaline-filled action and death defying stunts are what part of Lara's journey when she is out there on a new quest. Lara goes looking for some ancient mystery but then caught up saving the world from a Mayan apocalypse while being followed by dangerous enemies. She is after a solar eclipse and heads to Mexico as bows and bullets becomes a constant companion to her expedition. Theme of her story becomes darker in this final installment form Survivor Timeline.

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End of Survivor Timeline

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is very special for Lara as she evolves into the role of legendary Tomb Raider from a survivor adventurer. Her allies Sam and Reyes will join her quest with shadowy Trinity according to word floating around. Some kind of multiplayer or online mode might be there as hinted by the developers. The road that brought Lara from island of Yamatai to Mexico today will finally come to a conclusion which Square Enix had aimed for.

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Mystery of Solar Eclipse

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This seems like a perfect time to bring the game on the table as most recently, actor Alicia Vikander has embraced the character of series protagonist Lara Croft in 2018's Tomb Raider movie from the newly revived franchise and looks like they are doing a great job in creating a new direction for the series to follow. Besides, video game adaptations are doing pretty well than ever these days both in terms of commercial success and critical reception.

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Quest for Shadowy Trinity

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On September 14, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available for playing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game looks like the biggest thing in its entire run and quite suited for the wrap up of the trilogy that started in 2013. Camilla Luddington (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood) returns reprises her role as the lead female character in this upcoming title which part of one of the best video game series ever.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider First Artwork Revealed

Putting all speculation and rumors to rest, a teaser trailer and released date for upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider game is revealed this month. The live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West is also released two weeks back to reboot the franchise. Now, in the good spirit of the series, Square Enix has recently dropped the exclusive first look at Lara Croft from the aforementioned game on social media.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider First Artwork Revealed

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

In 2013, the popular video game series has gone through a reboot where we witness the lead female protagonist at the early stage of her journey. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third release from the new timeline. Actress Camilla Luddington has been lending voice and motion captures for portraying Lara Croft for this series and will reprise her role in this one too. Hopefully developer Crystal Dynamics returns with this third installment and lives up to the reputation of previous entries.

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The official Twitter handle for Tomb Raider game has unveiled the artwork for the fans and then added a link to a high-resolution version of that to Flickr.



Of course the game is about Lara Croft and she is the primary focus of the art but apart from her presence, we see two other things. We can see a solar eclipse taking place behind her head, just like the one that can be seen in the logo for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It may point to her mission to deal with some sort of cryptic foresight, which is what she does. The next thing is a pyramid of either Aztec or Incan civilization. This one is also a good fit for a Tomb Raider game.

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There is a puzzle game called Path to the Stars on the official website for Tomb Raider for you to play. You will also notice a countdown timer set to April 27, when the full game reveal will take place, which most probably is a full-length trailer for the game. As Square Enix has mentioned earlier, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will saw defining moment of Lara Croft's life as she evolves into the Tomb Raider. This is the final step into the journey that she begun in 2013’s Tomb Raider game.

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By September 14, 2018, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now it is no secret that this title is the third one into the newly rebooted Tomb Raider franchise and players are all excited as well as waiting in high anticipation for this installment to come out of development for playing and go in dangerous adventures with Lara Croft.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Canceled

Only a week ago, we've learned that 90's legendary action-adventure game series Tomb Raider has been developed into re-mastered edition by Realtech VR. The first three release of the franchise were chosen to be re-mastered but now that dream can probably never come true as the project has been canceled. Though, no details of what went on behind the scene are still a mystery but it appears that the idea of the developers clashed at some levels with the publisher of the game.

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Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Cancelled

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It was through an official Tweet that Realtech VR revealed that the project is canceled now but then it was deleted. After a while there was another Tweet, which says they will not continue working on any third-party licenses anymore.



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Now, it is obviously clear that Realtech VR surely have faced some problem with publisher Square Enix, which have led them to reach such conclusion and because, they are not allowed to publicly discuss the nature of the dispute with anyone, they are keeping a mild tone at it. We are pretty sure that fans that were having high expectations for the first three games of Tomb Raider series are quite hurt in this short-lived hope of theirs. We can easily relate to that.

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Tomb Raider DOS version

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Although, Realtech VR have been working on those titles for some time and their re-mastered version of Tomb Raider 1 and 2 is probably available on mobile devices. You can still get the original Tomb Raider Trilogy on Steam but those are the DOS version and not going to give you the experience of the re-mastered ones for sure. Actor Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starrer live-action Tomb Raider film is already out and that can help you blow off some steam now.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

Recently, Square Enix has revealed the next installment of the Tomb Raider series titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider and there is a release date for September 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Skeptical fans are speculating that perhaps the copyright owners are doing this because of the belief that they may not get enough hype for their newest Tomb Raider title if re-mastered version of the original trilogy of Tomb Raider is on the way. We think of it as just a possibility but even a very far-fetched one at that.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

At this point, fans of Tomb Raider game series know the title of the game, release date and a few other things about the next entry in the franchise through a series of rumors and revealed leaks. Square Enix waited till the official time and finally released the first teaser trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This one is the third installment from the rebooted origin trilogy for Tomb Raider games.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

Before talking details about this relatively short teaser trailer, let's check out the clip for upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider to intensify our hype.




What we saw in this teaser is a series of quick cuts, where Lara is seemingly running towards somewhere as some sort of solar eclipse. Some jaw-dropping mountain climbing shots by the lady is shown while gun-toting mercenaries lurking around in the depths of the jungle. We see a few shots of Mayan pyramids which means the protagonist is probably somewhere in Central America. Lara Croft's journey as an epic adventurer comes to a career defining moment in this cinematic trailer.

We already know that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 and the game will be available across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform. The end of the trailer has just confirmed our previous findings to be accurate, that's all. Before the game will eventually come out, fans will have the chance to test it out in three different events upon registering at the official site of Tomb Raider.

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We previously assumed that since April 27 was marked as "reveal date" in official Tomb Raider website's HTML source code, it may be some sort of gameplay reveal but turns out the date is for Square Enix to drop the first official trailer for the game. Also, let's not forget that Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starring live-action Tomb Raider movie is releasing this March 16, 2018.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

In 2013, developer Square Enix has rebooted Tomb Raider game series and from there, a new origin series begin for one of most iconic female protagonist in video games. Lara Croft returned again in 2015 with the next installment of the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider. To complete a trilogy of origin stories a third installment was on the way and it's going to be titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider according to a leak from 2016.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

A Reddit user Tripleh280, on his way to work saw someone working on a presentation for ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ next to him and posted the snap on web back in 2016, which revealed the title. For a long time, there was no buzz regarding the game and we were finally about to get the first teaser tomorrow, March 15, at 6 AM PDT as it says on the official website for Tomb Raider. Aside from a diminishing crescent on a dark background, there is literally nothing else and that sign actually hints that the rumored title Shadow of the Tomb Raider to be true.

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Hint at The Rumored Title

The details regarding the upcoming title were kept under tight wraps but inspecting at the site’s HTML source code actually gave away a lot about Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We now have a release date, supported platforms and few other details ahead of time Square Enix had planned for the teaser. A Twitter user named Nibel has successfully uncovered all these data by simply looking at the source code of Tomb Raider's official website.



The guy also posted a series of Tweets and based on that what we know is that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That means, unlike Rise of the Tomb Raider this game won't be exclusively debuting on Xbox One before other platforms. There is a mention of April 27 as "reveal date" and our bet is that of a gameplay reveal. Square Enix however, refused to comment on any of it before the official time and date.

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Release Date Revealed by HTML Source Code

Although developer Crystal Dynamics had previously worked on the first two titles of this newly rebooted Tomb Raider series, we still are not sure yet who is in the charge of development. Currently, the developer is busy with a brand-new Avengers video game for Marvel and another untitled project. Many suggest that developer Eidos Montreal might be involved making the new Tomb Raider game.

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

The live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West is coming out on March 16, 2018. The film has taken a step to reboot the series and what perfect time it is to reveal the next game of the franchise. With this third title, Tomb Raider series fans will finally have a closure on Lara's origin story.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

90's action-adventure gaming age would have been entirely different if not for Eidos Interactive to come up with the legendary Tomb Raider series. The popularity of the franchise spawned two live-action movies starring Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie in the lead role and a reboot movie by actor Alicia Vikander reprises the character of Lara Croft, scheduled to release on March 16, 2018. All we need is some re-mastered edition of the old Tomb Raider games.

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Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

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Well, guess what? That is exactly what is going to happen now. Developer Realtech VR takes the responsibility of re-invigorating these games as re-mastered edition. They have already ported Tomb Raider 1 and 2 for mobile devices successfully and now they are headed for PC with these games. Aside from graphical enhancement, the Tomb Raider trilogy will run on a brand-new 3D engine and will feature support for OpenVR.

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In a recent conversation on Twitter, Realtech VR let it slip that they are up to re-mastering the Tomb Raider games for Steam, which you can see below.



Below is an example of how it is going to turn out as the re-mastered version of Tomb Raider for PC once they are done. It will run on a full HD 1080p display and at 60fps.




The best part of this news is that, if you already happen to have Tomb Raider 1, 2 or 3 on Steam, you will get the re-mastered editions free and no re-purchasing is required at all. The developers have same plans for GOG but whether or not that is possible is still a question. At this point in time of many kick-ass games out there, a lot of people didn't even realize that the first games of Tomb Raider series are actually available on Steam.

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While the modern day reboot installments of the Tomb Raider series are behind the inspiration for the movie adaption, players deserve the chance to go back to the roots of this game to find out first hand, what made it one of the greatest. The polygonal shape of Lara Croft's design however stays almost all the same but in overall, the sneak preview looks very promising. If not anything, this attempt to re-master will at least bring these good old games back to PC for a new generation of gamers.