Saturday, 18 January 2020

To kick off the year, Royal Mail have announced a new series of stamps to celebrate the British gaming industry, designed by Supple Studio and Bitmap Books!

While Tomb Raider is no stranger to receiving its own stamp collection, having previously been featured on a Royal Mail presentation sheet celebrating twenty years of the franchise, this latest collection is tribute to the British Games industry and features iconic titles from the 1980s and 1990s. For the collection, the company has also worked with Julian ‘Jaz’ Rignall who provided a history of the games for the set.

The Games: Elite (1984), Dizzy (1987), Populous (1989), Lemmings (1991), Micro Machines (1991), Sensible Soccer (1992), Wipout (1995), Worms (1995), and Tomb Raider (1996), with Lara Croft featuring in further series-specific collections.




There are three Tomb Raider specific variants featured in this special range:

◊ The first is the "Video Games Miniature Sheet" costing £4.50. This sheet comes with two £1.55 and two 1st Class stamps featuring screenshots from Tomb Raider (1996), Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider Chronicles, and Tomb Raider (2013).

◊ The second is a book of six 1st Class stamps. Four of the stamps are the standard red royal mail stamps commonly used in England, with the other two displaying screenshots from Tomb Raider (1996) and Tomb Raider (2013).

◊ The third is a called the "Tomb Raider Collector's Sheet" which includes ten miniature stamps and is the most expensive out of the range, costing £14.25. Alongside each stamp is another screenshot from the same title. The stamps includes: Tomb Raider 1996 (X3), Tomb Raider III: The Adventures of Lara Croft (X2), Tomb Raider 2013 (X3), and Tomb Raider Chronicles (X2). Bordering the stamps is a screenshot from Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

There's also the main presentation collection featuring called the "Video Games Presentation Pack" and costs £14.25. The pack will feature the full collection of stamps including the eight non-Tomb Raider stickers on one sheet, alongside information about each game. Plus an extra miniature sheet featuring the four Tomb Raider stamps featuring a special border.

The entire collection is currently available for pre-order and will launch on January 21st.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

This past year has been fairly quiet in terms of major releases, but still packed with a lot of "Tomb Raider" goodness from new merchandise in the form of comic volumes and figures, to the release of new "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" DLC packs. 2019 was also the twentieth anniversary for "Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation"!


Here's a list of some of the brilliant stuff that has happened over the past twelve months:


9th January- Dark Horse's "Tomb Raider Volume 4: Inferno" Released

2019 kicked off with a book launch! "Tomb Raider Volume 4: Inferno" sees Lara track down Trinity to Antarctica. The book spans 104 pages, with a story by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and art by Phillip Sevy, Michael Atiyeh, and Hannah Templer.

23rd January - Shadow of the Tomb Raider's "The Nightmare" DLC Released

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider's third DLC pack, "The Nightmare", Lara must explore a twisted Croft Manor in a dream filled with familiar faces and demons, in her own personalized horror.

11th February - "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" Joins XBOX Game Pass

In early February, Square Enix and Microsoft announced a continuation of their partnership as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" joined the XBOX Game Pass just five months after it's launch

12th February - Shadow of the Tomb Raider's "Price of Survival" DLC Released

The day after "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" joined the XBOX Game Pass, Square Enix Montréal released the "Price of Survival" DLC which sees Lara try to crack the private codes of Trinity's leader.

14th February - Angela Song's Valentine Day Artwork

Crystal Dynamics teamed up with local artist, Angela Song, for a series of hand-painted Valentine Day cards. Puns suggested were submitted to the Tomb Raider Twitter page with the top three selected as art prompts.

14th February - Kate Sykes Releases Debut Fan Film, "Athena" 

Cosplay Ambassador and fansite owner, Kate Sykes published her first official Tomb Raider fan film, "Athena", which tells the story of Lara's daughter, who is trusted to protect a treasure kept locked in Croft Manor.

14th February - "Tomb Raider Coloring Book" Released

Coinciding with Lara Croft's birthday, Dark Horse published a Tomb Raider colouring book featuring line art submitted by artists in the community, including Illyne, Loïc Leroy, Libbey O’Gorman, Maxim Ragey, and Inna Soko. (Source)

19th February - "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" Sales Surpasses 4.12m Units

In late Febuary, it was announced that "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" sold 4.12 million units before December 31st 2018, a total revealed in Sqaure Enix Q3 financial report to investors.

5th March - Shadow of the Tomb Raider's "The Serpent Heart" DLC Released

In early March, fans got a taste of the fourth DLC pack for "Shadow of the Tomb Raider". The DLC pack came with the Dragon Scales outfit, the Serpent Lash bow, and the Divine Bounty skill.

8th March - International Women’s Day 2019

Crystal Dynamics celebrated International Women's Day with a team photo shoot showcasing the amazing female developers at the studio.

19th March - "The Making of A Tomb Raider" Posted Online

Originally shown in select US cinemas on September 12th,  BASE jumper Clair Marie steps into Lara's boots in an hour-long production called "The Making of a Tomb Raider". In mid-March, the full film was published online by the studio.

20th March - Nvidia Ray-Tracing Trailer for SOTTR Released

In late March, Nvidia revealed a new trailer showcasing "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" with ray-tracing, provided by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Series.

22nd March - "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" Wins Two G.A.N.G Awards

At the G.A.N.G Awards 2019, "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" took home three amazing awards including "Best Original Soundtrack Album", "Best Interactive Score", and "Best Game Audio Publication, Presentation, or Broadcast".

29th March - Shadow of the Tomb Raider's "The Grand Caiman" DLC Released

In late March, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's fifth DLC pack, "The Grand Caiman" launched! In the new adventure players delved into a volcano in a bid to defeat a ferocious deity.

2nd April - Delving Into "Tomb Raider Archives" with Devanté

In early April, we spoke to the lovely Devanté Jones, producer and lead actor in the fan film "Tomb Raider Archives", an ambitious and gorgeously filmed production.

23rd April - Shadow of the Tomb Raider's "The Path Home" DLC Released

The Path Home's released marked the seventh and last DLC pack for "Shadow of the Tomb Raider". In the new level, Lara must go in search for missing friends following the events of the game.

30th April - Positively Tomb Raider's 1st Anniversary

We celebrated Positively Tomb Raider's first anniversary in late April. Thank you for all of the support and love you've given us this past year!

5th May - Stella Celebrates "Tomb Raider VI: The Last Revelation" Revision

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of "Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation", Stella from Stella's Tomb Raider Walkthroughs had been working with @TREldin to revise her guide for the game. She celebrated the end with a community giveaway!

18th May - Tomb Raider Marathon IV Raises $1022.01 For Help Hope Live

The team behind Tomb Raider Marathon was back with another brilliant marathon, raising money for US-based organisation, Help Hope Live. By the end of the campaign, they raised over one thousand dollars!

May - Square Enix Announces Expansion to Montréal Studios

In May, news broke that Square Enix Montréal and Eidos Montréal, would be expanding, a decision which would see 100 new jobs and office renovations to both studios.

6th June - Tomb Raider Reboot Trilogy Coming to Stadia

Months ahead of Google Stadia's launch, the company announced a number of titles coming to the platform including "Tomb Raider" (2013), "Rise of the Tomb Raider", and "Shadow of the Tomb Raider".

10th June - Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers Announced

During the Square Enix press conference at E3, Crystal Dynamics revealed the first glimpse of their latest project in collaboration with Marvel! While "Marvel's Avengers" was announced back in January 2017, the studio had been quiet since.

June - Community Celebrates Pride Month

June was Pride Month, and the Tomb Raider community celebrated with wonderful new artwork and tributes!

June - Tomb Raider Legends - The Board Game Released

Developed by Hobby Japan Co, "Tomb Raider Legends - The Board Game" launched in June, allowing between three to four friends to excavate hidden cyrpts from the safety of their living room.

12th July - Core Design Founder, Chris Shrigley, To Receive Honorary Degree

In early July, the University of Derby announced the six people from Derbyshire that would be receiving honourary degrees for their success , both in the local area and abroad. Among the names was Chris Shrigley, one of the co-founders of Core Design.

24th July - "Tomb Raider Omnibus Volume 1" Released

Dark Horse published their "Tomb Raider Omnibus Volume 1" in late July. The publication of the volume sees Tomb Raider's Dark Horse comics #1 - #18 in striking colour, spanning over 450 pages.

24th August - Square Enix Montréal's Extra Life Campaign Raises $11,575 CAD For Extra Life

For the second year in a row, Square Enix Montréal took part in the Extra Life campaign with all of the money going towards Opération Enfant Soleil. With the goal of $10,000 CAD, they smashed it, raising instead $11,575.

1st September - Devanté Jones' Fanfilm, The Silver Box, Released

In September, filmmaker and cosplay extraordinaire, Devanté Jones (also known as DJ Croft), was back with another brilliant fan film entitled "Tomb Raider: The Silver Box".

9th September - Tomb Raider Movie Sequel In The Works

After months of rumours, it was finally announced that the community would be seeing another "Tomb Raider" film starring Alicia Vikander, who made her debut adventure as the adventurer in 2018

10th September - Raymond Releases 4K Fan Trailer "Tomb Raider: Wrath of Seth"

Tomb Raider Cosplay Ambassador, Raymond Croft, released a two-minute long 4K fan trailer inspired by "Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation" called "Tomb Raider: Wrath of Seth".

15th September - Lara Croft Gains Derby Walk of Fame Star

Celebrating local talent, Derby City Council unveiled their second walk of fame path, featuring eight local celebrities whose names are now embellished in cast-iron and marble plaques.

10th October - World Mental Health Day 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day, we spoke to  Kelly (from Tomb Raider Horizons), Noelle (of Critical Hit), Alonzorion (of Alonzorion's Blind Let's Plays), and Lodair (of Croft World and Tomb Raider Brasil) about how they balance their hobbies.

15th October - First Glimpse: "Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition"

In October we got our first glimpse of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider : Definitive Edition", complete with a new trailer and new promotional artwork. 

2nd November - Team Tomb Raider Community Raises $5,267 For Extra Life

This year, Team Tomb Raider Community wass back for an eighth year. Joining Stella was a roster of twenty three fans who livestreamed across the weekend, all to raise money for The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

5th November - "Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" Launches

"Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" launched today! Fans who had previously purchased the Season Pass would receive the Definitive Edition update featuring "Croft Fitness" a new outfit inspired by "Tomb Raider II".

10th November - Tomb Raider Marathon V Raises $1,156.40 USD

The Tomb Raider Marathon team was back for their final campaign of 2019! With St. Jude's Children Research Hospital at the heart of the team's efforts, and with sixteen fantastic streamers set for to help with fundraising, this event raised $1,156.40!

19th November - Google Stadia Launches 

Today, Google Stadia launched! The streaming platform allows players to be able to access their games and play them anywhere they go. The service launched with the recent "Tomb Raider" trilogy available on their store.

19th November - "Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation" Turns 20!

2019 marked twenty years since "Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation"! The beloved game was developed by Core Design in a year, an ambitious challenge especially considering the project's scale.

21st November - Temple of Osiris Gaming Heads Statue Released

GamingHeads was back with another statue as part of their 20th anniversary run. This time it was "Temple of Osiris" turn in the spotlight, and the latest figure brought some electricity to the party with the model featuring a light up torch.

9th December - Shadow of the Tomb Raider Soundtrack Announced on Vinyl

Closing out the year, we heard news that Shadow of the Tomb Raider's soundtrack was coming to vinyl. Featuring twenty eight tracks by Brian D'Oliveira, the vinyl is being made by Laced Records and will launch in February.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The ambitious Google Stadia launched today with a long list of titles already available in its store, including the latest three Tomb Raider games.

Competing with Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and building on former projects such as OnLive, Google Stadia is a subscription service which hopes to bring games to players regardless of their gaming platform. All you would need is a controller, a stable internet connection, and the Chome browser.

While still in the early days, a lot of reviews comment on the platform having a lot of promise but might need a little bit more work to get there. You can read hands-on previews at a number of websites including Wired, Variety, and GamesRadar.

The recent three Tomb Raider titles were named in the first round of game reveals but a lot has happened since then!
 
Screenshot by DeadEndThrills

Below is the full list of available (and upcoming) games which will be playable via the Google Stadia store: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Baldur's Gate 3, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Darksiders Genesis, Destiny 2: The Collection, Destroy All Humans1, DOOM, DOOM Eternal, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Farming Simulator 19, Final Fantasy XV, Football Manager 2020, Get Packed, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Gods & Monsters, GRID, GYLT, Just Dance 2020, Kine, Marvel's Avengers, Metro Exodus, Mortal Kombat 11, NBA 2K20, Orcs Must Die! 3, Rage 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Samurai Shodown, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Supercross 3, SUPERHOT, The Crew 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Thumper, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Trials Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Windjammers 2, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

With a potential 60fps frame rate, 4K resolution, HDR support, and 5.1 surround sound, depending on your network speed, the Google Stadia is an interesting glimpse into the future of streaming previously paved by platforms such as Onlive.

For a lot of people, this could be their first introduction to Tomb Raider. It won't be everyone's first glimpse of TR but for some it will be, and it's always exciting to see new fans join the community with a fresh passion. The fandom thrives on that creativity from fans who are inspired and want Lara's journey to continue. So while it may not directly influence long-time fans, it may in-directly down the line.

Google is offering the Stadia Premiere Edition at £119 with free delivery. Included in the pack is a Stadia controller (white), Google Chromecast Ultra (black), USB-C to USB-A cable, and a power adaptor. A monthly subscription to the service is currently £8.99.

You can find out more information about the Google Stadia, HERE

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Tomb Raider Marathon is back this weekend with Tomb Raider Marathon V! With St. Jude's Children Research Hospital at the heart of the team's efforts, and with sixteen fantastic streamers set for to help with fundraising efforts, this event is shaping up to be their biggest livestream to date.

The event started on Saturday 9th November at 5pm GMT and will continue until Monday 11th November at 11pm GMT.
Joining Matt this time is Japiapian (Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider 1996), ExpressLemming (Lara Croft GO), izzynoodles (Tomb Raider III: The Lost Artifact, with fan levels Aqua Sahrym and Temple of Amen Ra), Geeketiquette (Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business), the_fallenultima (Rise of the Tomb Raider), Beckski93 (Tomb Raider Anniversary and the classic trilogy), Stevetvonline (Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris), mr_double07 (Tomb Raider 2013), genesisprobestream (Rise of the Tomb Raider with Blood Ties), makeal (Tomb Raider II and III), Eycore_ (Tomb Raider 1996), Pikkufighter (Tomb Raider 2013 and Lara Croft GO), cadarev (Angel of Darkness), randompinkbunny (Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light), Anopob (Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask), n3rd_squared (Shadow of the Tomb Raider), and dj_full (Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation). 

You can follow their adventures on their respective channels or at twitch.tv/forceh91.

Tomb Raider Marathon has already raised a staggering $6,548.01 since 2017, for organizations such as Direct Relief and Help Hope Live. For his latest venture, Matt has selected  St Jude's Children's Research Hospital. So far, they've raised a brilliant $480 this weekend with many more hours still go to! Best of luck to the amazing team!

All the money raised from Tomb Raider Marathon V will go directly to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital which first opened its doors in February 1962 with the goal of researching childhood diseases previously believed to be incurable or dangerous and caring and covering the medical costs for the young patients admitted to them. It's an organization which has touched a lot of hearts, especially for their dedication and care and, of course, their patients.  To find out more information about the charity, check out their website, HERE.

Watch live video from Forceh91 on www.twitch.tv

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is out today on XBOX One, PlayStation 4, and PC!

While the Definitive Edition is packed with all of the challenge tombs, missions, weapons, outfits, and DLC packs released for the game, it's targeted more at community members and gamers who haven't get been able to delve into Lara's latest adventure. However there is a treat for fans who were able to purchase the Season Pass.

In addition to all of the previously released goodness, Morrigan and Meagan (Crystal's community team) have designed a new outfit for the occasion called "Croft Fitness". The outfit combines the gym clothes worn by Lara in the original Tomb Raider title, with a modernized twist. In this optional outfit, Lara wears a dark grey gym crop top with a pair of matching jogging bottoms. Embellished on the top is the Sisters of Artemis archery logo, a nice in-game reference to the reboot's backstory. In addition to a new outfit, the game has also added the option to wear whichever outfit you desire at whichever point of the game, meaning that specific attire is not location-locked as before.
If you previously purchased the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass, you will be able to download the Definitive Edition content for free. If, when you load the game, you don't receive a notification on the main menu about the new content,  you may need to download the pack manually. You can do that by visiting the game's store page on your platform of choice, and exploring the list of available downloadable content. 

For more information, check out the official Tomb Raider website, HERE.


Official Definitive Edition Q&A:

Q: What is Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition includes all available content to date. Experience Shadow of the Tomb Raider featuring the final chapter of Lara Croft’s origin story, the Season Pass containing multiple challenge tombs, missions, weapons, and outfits, Croft Edition bonuses, the all-new Definitive Edition “Croft Fitness” outfit, and additional gameplay adjustments.

Q: When will Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition be available?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available November 5th, 2019 for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC/Steam, with the Stadia version launching in later November.

Q: What if I already own the Season Pass?

A: Anyone who already owns Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Season Pass will be automatically upgraded to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition free of charge on November 5th. Users will need to manually download the update on their respective platform store (Xbox Live, PSN, or Steam).

Q: What if I only own Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

A: After November 5th, players will be able upgrade Shadow of the Tomb Raider to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition by purchasing the Definitive Edition Extra Content bundle which will replace the Season Pass.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Extra Life is back this weekend, and Team Tomb Raider Community, captained by the ever-brilliant Stella Lune, is getting geared up for another year of incredible fundraising. The main event is taking part over the weekend (2nd-3rd November) which marks the official start of the marathons, but a number of team members are also planning to hold additional fundraising streams throughout the month, so make sure to keep an eye out for those! All of this is being arranged to raise awareness and funds for The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.


About Extra Life

This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Extra Life marathon initiative. Started in 2008, Extra Life began as a way of honoring Victoria Enmon who battled acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. After her passing in January of that year, the event was set up to raise money for the hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital) which had cared for her so that it can help other children facing similar situations. The follow year, Extra Life expanded and in 2009, more than a hundred websites and 12,000 donors supported the campaign. In response to worldwide attention and support, the campaign turned its attention to raising money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals so that more children like Victoria can get the medical help they need.

 Where The Money Will Go

By donating in this year's Extra Life your money will go towards caring for children in hospitals across the United States and Canada. Every minute, 62 children enter the hospitals and the donations received throughout the livestreams provide help for children regardless of whether or not they have health insurance. The money also helps the hospitals improve and maintain the level of care by paying for training, research and equipment. The Children's Miracle Network consists of 170 hospitals which provide 32 million treatments. To learn more about Extra Life and The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and see the real-life stories, visit their official pages!


Team Tomb Raider Community

This year, Team Tomb Raider Community is back for an eighth year. Joining Stella is a roster of twenty three fans who will be livestreaming throughout the weekend and raising money throughout the rest of the year.


The Schedule.
So far the schedule features a number of amazing streamers who have signed up for this year and the titles they will be playing, including Drayuu (Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3), Zelgadis115 (Tomb Raider: Anniversary Time Trials & Quiz), Jeffrey9946 (TBA), Jane Denton (Tomb Raider Anniversary), SturmB (Rise of the Tomb Raider), TheBrotherhoodofGaming (Tomb Raider Underworld), LaraLuva (Tomb Raider: Legend semi-pacifist run), Seashell093 (TBA), Geeketiquette (Tomb Raider 1), Seibermaki (Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC Tombs), Dreamfall71 (Shadow of the Tomb Raider), SineadCroft (Lara Croft GO), Lady LC (Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light co-op), Rhenya (Tomb Raider Legend), GMShemue (Tomb Raider Definitive Edition), and Tomb Raider Horizons (Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

A number of fans have also teamed up to explore the tombs and traps in co-op: first up, Stellalune and SineadCroft are battling the cold and hunger in  Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance mode. Tomorrow, Lara LC, Stellalune, Eldincy, and Jeffrey9946 will be exploring Egypt once more in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.

Click HERE to see the full schedule and when they will be playing.


The Raffle.
In addition to the livestreams, Stella has worked tirelessly to bring what has to be the best raffle we've seen for Extra Life!

Included in the raffle is a hand-painted Gaming Heads Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft statue, PLUS The Art of Tomb Raider Box Set by Dreams and Visions Press; two major collector's items!

If you've yet to play Tomb Raider Legends Board Game or Shadow of the Tomb Raider, both of those items are also up for grabs with the latter being available for any platform the winner selects. There are also a number of other amazing prizes including the Loot Gaming Exclusive T-Shirt and Figure pack (2), the Tomb Raider Coloring Book, the Classic Tomb Raider Collectible Card Game Quest Set (3), the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Art Book, and a Lara Croft Barbie.
And if that wasn't enough, there are also a number of donated items. For art admirers, the talented Taryn Platt has created and donated a pair of stained glass inspired artwork featuring both classic and reboot Lara. Kelly from Tomb Raider Horizons has also donated a signed Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Lithograph! Square Enix Montréal donated two Lara Croft Go view-masters. Jeffrey procured the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Totaku Figurine. Last year, Crystal Dynamics also donated two Rise of the Tomb Raider Razer DeathAdder Chroma Mouses which were lovingly stored for this year. Plus three winners will get a "Mystery Treasure Box" filled with goodies donated by Crystal and Tom of Lara Croft Online.

But there's also another piece which required its own paragraph. In addition to some of the very best merchandise, there's also the best of the worst. It is, of course, the infamous 1997 Toy Biz Video Game Super Stars Lara Croft figurine. The scale and the design is so bizarre, that it makes you both nostalgic for the 90s and also fearful of them.

The raffle is open to all Tomb Raider fans over the age of thirteen, not just those who are able to donate, however those that do receive an additional entry for every $10 given (up to 11 entries/$100). Entries will be accepted from now until November 28th.

Check out the raffle, HERE!


Team Tomb Raider Community will be playing throughout the weekend to raise money for a number of hospitals under the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals umbrella. At time of writing they have just smashed their 2019 target of $3,055! If you want to donate, make sure to check out their team page, HERE


Monday, 21 October 2019

Last week, the official Tomb Raider social media channels announced that Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the latest game in the series and the conclusion to the reboot trilogy spanning almost a decade, will be receive a special relaunch in the form of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition".

Since 2014, each of the games in the trilogy have received their own special edition released approximately a year after its initial release. For "Tomb Raider" (2013), that edition saw the game launch onto next generation platforms with graphical tweaks and packed with all available DLC. In 2016, "Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20th Year Celebration" was released for PS4 following a timed exclusivity publishing deal with Microsoft, which also came with all the trimmings. Now it's Shadow of the Tomb Raider's turn!
The Definitive Edition will include all of the content released to date including all challenge tombs, weapons, outfits, plus seven DLC packs. Exclusive to the "Definitive Edition" is the "Croft Fitness" outfit along with "additional gameplay adjustments" which we will dive into closer to the date.

Fans who have already purchased Shadow of the Tomb Raider and its Season Pass will automatically receive the Definitive Edition free upon its launch, however players will need to redeem and manually download the update via XBOX Live, the PlayStation Network, or via Steam in order to access the new content. Keep an eye out for the new pack called "Definitive Edition Extra Content" coming next month!

"Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" will launch on November 2019 for XBOX One (and current gen XBOX devices including XBOX One X), PlayStation 4, and Windows PC (via Steam). The game will also be launching on Google Stadia later in the month.


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Official Q&A for Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Q: What is Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition includes all available content to date. Experience Shadow of the Tomb Raider featuring the final chapter of Lara Croft’s origin story, the Season Pass containing multiple challenge tombs, missions, weapons, and outfits, Croft Edition bonuses, the all-new Definitive Edition “Croft Fitness” outfit, and additional gameplay adjustments.

Q: When will Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition be available?

A: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available November 5th, 2019 for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC/Steam, with the Stadia version launching in later November.

Q: What if I already own the Season Pass?

A: Anyone who already owns Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Season Pass will be automatically upgraded to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition free of charge on November 5th. Users will need to manually download the update on their respective platform store (Xbox Live, PSN, or Steam).

Q: What if I only own Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

A: After November 5th, players will be able upgrade Shadow of the Tomb Raider to Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition by purchasing the Definitive Edition Extra Content bundle which will replace the Season Pass.