New “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Artwork in Super Hyper Ultra Extra High Quality

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Here is the latest artwork from the upcoming Tomb Raider game! Rise of the Tomb Raider is scheduled to be released next year. The release platforms still remain unknown but it might be save to assume the game will be released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 since the game made an appear during Microsoft”s E3 conference. Some retailers have been listing Xbox 360 and PS3 versions but nothing has been confirmed via official sources.

Please, enjoy these extra high quality versions of the new artwork.

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Unveiled | Screenshots, Details & E3 Trailer

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Crystal Dynamics today announced its latest title in the Lara Croft series, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The game will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will be featuring four-play co-op where players must work together to explore the temple. Defeating enemies, solving puzzles, finding treasure and avoiding traps are the key points of the game.

“After the immensely positive reception we received for our debut co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, we always hoped that we would find the time for Lara to return in another classic AAA digital arcade title. We are excited to expand upon Guardian of Light’s legacy with an entirely new adventure, and challenged ourselves to create fun new ways to play. Four-player co-op in Lara’s world combined with Crystal Dynamics’ high production values are being brought to a new generation of platforms and we are excited for more friends to share in the adventure together.”

Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios.

SETTING

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris takes place deep in the deserts of Egypt. In her new adventure, Lara must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. As Lara and her companions fight the elements of nature across the sands and through ancient tombs, they will battle legendary deities and creatures of myth. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must recover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Revealed – Watch the Announcement Trailer

During Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference, Crystal Dynamics revealed the new rumored Tomb Raider game called “Rise of the Tomb Raider”. The game will be out in Holiday 2015.  Watch the announcement trailer above.

(The song playing in the trailer is “The Car Chase” by James Horner, from “A Beautiful Mind” movie.)

In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider.

“With the power of the new generation, and our proprietary Foundation engine, our high octane action moments will be even more epic. Multiple locations around the world will be filled with exploration spaces that are some of the most beautifully hostile places on earth and over three times larger than we could achieve before,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios at Square Enix. “Our digital actors will rival CG quality, and after hearing the cry from our fans loud and clear, we will put the tombs back into Tomb Raider, all in our gritty survival-action style.”

Rise of the Tomb Raider builds upon the formula that made Tomb Raider a success, and features the return of Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft. Camilla will take character performance to new heights as Lara pushes herself beyond human limits and is confronted with what it means to become a hero. Once again, Crystal Dynamics is proud to have the award-winning author Rhianna Pratchett as a key member of the writing team, helping craft a story that delves into Lara’s inner turmoil and motivations in this critical second act of her journey.

Two New Tomb Raider Game Domains Registered?

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It seems Square Enix has registered two new domains for new Tomb Raider titles called Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. For now, we can’t be sure are these titles new games, comics or something else. However, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris seems to have a bit similar naming to Tomb Raider spin-off “Guardian of Light” which was released on many platforms.

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If these are new games waiting for an announcement, we will be likely hearing more about them at E3 2014. It’s also possible Square Enix is just registering these domains to save them for future plans.

New Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Characters Revealed: Noel, Jecht, Fran & Eiko

A new Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call scan from Shonen Jump reveals that there will be new character joining in Curtain Call from various Final Fantasy games. Now, Noel from Final Fantasy XIII-2, Eiko from Final Fantasy IX, Fran from Final Fantasy XII and Jecht from Final Fantasy X are part of the Theatrhythm roster! It seems the new mode is called “Legacy Quests” and it works like Dark Notes mode in the previous Theatrhythm game but with maps. The maps have a series of levels which you can change with friends and complete by yourself. More information and confirmation coming soon.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released in Japan later this month. It’s a 3DS exclusive.

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Thank you, Kazu, for the scan!

Lara Croft Unleashes Chart Slayage in UK – “Bow Down to the Queen”

It’s better to start staning for Lara Croft, if your queen is the one owning the sales and ruling the charts. 

The latest and award-winning and critically acclaimed adventure of Lara Croft has returned. On 31st January, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was exclusively released for PS4 and Xbox One. No need to say that the real queen of England (sorry Elizabeth) came and snatched the weave of FIFA 2014, which was – I want to focus on word “WAS” – celebrating its 6th week on the top – but not anymore!

Tomb  Raider was already one of the best and top selling games in 2013, but also profitable and money keeps coming to Square Enix HQ like no end with this great quality title. Especially after the definitive edition seems to be success by its own. Rumors and reports are suggesting they have decided to buy new climbing axes for everyone at the office to celebrate this incredible success of the release.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats) Week Ending to February 1

  1. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (take that peasants)
  2. FIFA 14
  3. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  4. Battlefield 4
  5. Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  6. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  7. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  8. Grand Theft Auto 5
  9. Need for Speed: Rivals
  10. Killzone: Shadow Fall

Dark Horse Comics To Release Tomb Raider #1 Next Month

Dark Horse Comics has released a preview of the upcoming comic series Tomb Raider, which picks up from where the story has ended in the critically acclaimed 2013 reboot by Crystal Dynamics. This is the official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!

Written by Gall Simone, Tomb Raider #1 is due to be published on February 24th 2014. Take a look at the preview which is provided below (click the image to enlarge), done by the art team comprising Nicolás Daniel Selma (penciller), Juan Gedeon (inker), and Michael Atiyeh (colorist).

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Via: ComicBook

New Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Info, Screenshots and Trailer – A Closer at Next-Gen Lara Croft

Lara Croft returns again with a re-release! The executive producer of Tomb Raider, Scot Amos, breaks down the next-gen tech behind Lara’s updated look in the newest trailer. He shows us that the definitive edition isn’t just a small upgrade!

The definitive edition includes all multiplayer DLCs, an artbook and “The Beginning” comic! Other new updates are:

  • TressFX hair simulation technology (more realistic hair than ever!)
  • New animations
  • Re-topologized and increased resolution
  • Face mode completely rebuilt with 5x density improvement
  • Increased polygon body resolution
  • Added sub-surface scattering on skin
  • New physics system
  • 4k textures
  • All gameplay native 1080p
  • More Shadow Casters
  • Dynamically lit particles
  • 4-15x more FX

Everything clear? Don’t worry! In a nutshell this means more realistic and high quality gameplay experience than ever before. If you haven’t experienced the critically acclaimed reboot of the series, it’s good time to give a try for the best version of the game! View the trailer above for real-time action and screenshots from it below.

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ARE YOU A SURVIVOR? Win a Copy of Tomb Raider [PS3] + Artbooks

SQUARE PORTAL’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY WEEK CONTINUES!

Do you have what it takes to become a survivor like Lara Croft? Do you really think you could survive alone on an island full of maniacs and ancient mysteries? Not to mention the beasts who can smell your flesh and fear!

Just think of what can happen when your canned food runs out and there are no supplies left! You can starve to death! Or when your devices’ batteries are of no use anymore and you don’t have access to your essential sites such as Square Portal and Twitter. And no, there aren’t any saviors like Johnny and Lightning to come for you. Perhaps there is hope. It’s you.  Will you take control and survive? If so, tell us how!
tombraidersurvivalsqprThis is the essential survival sheet designed and provided by Square Portal since we want you to survive longer than a few minutes. It would be such a shame! This is what every self-aware survivor needs to survive the upcoming challenges in the wilderness!

To succeed in this ultimate competition, you need to choose your gear, clothing, weapon, inventory, sidekick and music well. They are basically everything a beginner survivor needs - and perhaps helps you through a zombie apocalypse. Living deaths are just way too mainstream for this competition though!

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A screenshot from the upcoming Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition [PS4, XBOX ONE]

SQUARE PORTAL ANNIVERSARY WEEK:
THE ULTIMATE TOMB RAIDER COMPETITION

RULES & MISSION

Fill the survival sheet by adding pictures of your equipment of choice or or simply write your plans if you aren’t familiar with picture editing. (View the survival sheet here)

Share your survival sheet with us by…

  • Posting  to the comments section of this post. (remember log in with a right email/user so we can contact you)
  • Tweeting with #SQPRGiveaway hashtag.
  • Emailing to SQPRGiveaway(AT)outlook.com (at = @) with title “Tomb Raider Giveaway”

The competition is open for everyone worldwide. [Ends on 21st January]

The first price is a copy of Tomb Raider + Artbook

The first price is a copy of Tomb Raider + Artbook

THE PRIZES

The first prize: A copy of Tomb Raider [PS3] + Mini artbook
The second – eleventh prize: A mini artbook of Tomb Raider

A Hands-on Overview Of The Tomb Raider Experience In The Next Gen

Described as not simply an up-scaled visual version of the successful reboot that came out last year, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition  refines the full experience impressively through a thorough re-working of the visual presentation and optimization of the game’s technical performance.

A new face and head model was given to the lead protagonist Lara Croft, breathing a new life into her with her character fantastically sustained by her animation and remarkable voice work. Her character’s realistic impression has been amplified; her distressed reactions can be felt even stronger and technology such as subsurface scattering helps give her skin a more realistic glow.

Thorough attention has been payed at the rest of the world’s details, such as refining the textures of Lara’s equipment and injecting more life to the different elements of the environments. All this combined running on a smooth framerate on native 1080p delivers an authentic experience it’s aiming for, exclusive to next gen.

For this edition Crystal Dynamics has included all the multiplayer DLCs, the Dark Horse comic, and the complete artbook, all available in the game’s menu amongst other additions.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available for the PS4 on January 28th this year. 

Via: PlayStation

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – All You Need to Know + Trailer + Pre-order Bonus

TRDE_Logo_v1_TR_Definitive_Edition_Logo_1386583790REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2013) – Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio today announced TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is coming to Xbox One® and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system consoles on 31st January 2014.

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is the character defining action-adventure where a young and inexperienced Lara Croft transforms into a hardened survivor. This fully re-built version for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One features an obsessively detailed Lara and a fully realised lifelike world.

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Lara Croft presented in unprecedented high definition detail:

  • An all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles
  • TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion with every strand being physically active
  • Shader and lighting reworked to showcase the raw physicality of Lara’s journey through sweat, mud, and blood materials and effects

A physical world put in motion thanks to brand new hardware architecture:

  • The world has been dynamically brought to life using complex physical world simulation on trees, foliage, cloth, weather, lighting and effects
  • All texture resolutions have been created at 4x resolution for maximum resolution and detail
  • In-game characters, enemies and destructibility have been enhanced for added depth and realism
  • Subsurface scattering technology implemented to capture the most physically accurate lighting simulation and deliver a great sense of believability
  • Native 1080p gameplay gives outstanding visual fidelity and showcases the beauty of Yamatai in all its high definition glory

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The Definitive Edition of the award-winning action-adventure includes all of the original downloadable content, plus digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos. Customers who pre-order will receive special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art.

“’Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ is so named as it’s exactly what we’ve custom built for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system consoles,” said Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer, Scot Amos. “The new hardware let us finally express the original vision in all of its glory. This was a continued labour of love. We pulled the game apart and rebuilt it with painstaking detail to add enhanced visual storytelling but without changing the award winning tale. The end result is a cinematic living world. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience this rebuilt epic adventure.”

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 31st January 2014, priced at RRP €59.99.

The Next-Generation Tomb Raider Announced

Today, the CEO of Square Enix America and Europe, Phil Rogers revealed on his letter to fans that Square Enix is working on a new Tomb Raider game for the next-generation consoles. The new Tomb Raider game will be a sequel for the reboot of the series which was released earlier this year.

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Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios, also shared a new message on new Tomb Raider game:

“Hi – you may have read today that a next-generation sequel to Tomb Raider is in the works. We’re very excited to confirm that the team has started working on telling the next chapter in Lara’s tale. It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.”

Square Portal Presents: Tomb Raider – “Life Is A Challenge” Trailer

Kuvankaappaus 2013-3-6 kello 6.21.16I’m very happy to present my fourth Square Portal trailer and this time it is about Tomb Raider. The game was just released worldwide. Developed by Crystal Dynamics, it has received a huge bunch of positive reviews as well. To celebrate this success, we thought to make this a new trailer “Life Is A Challenge!”

And oh boy, it sure is! While experiencing hard time in my real life I haven’t really had enough time to work on this site. Life is a challenge but it also gives us weapons to survive. To survive we have to fight, solve mysteries of the life and find and be guiding lights for ourselves. If you don’t survive, none of us will. We go through life together, and even if there seems to be no hope left, we can always become survivors.

I really hope you all have great time with Tomb Raider and other games. Can’t wait to hear more about Square Enix’s other games that are behing released this year!

Love,
John.

New Tomb Raider Artwork & Review Recap

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© Sam Spratt

NZGamer – 10/10
Impulse Gamer – 10/10
Telegraph.co.uk – 5/5
Digital Spy – 5/5
Huffington Post – 5/5
Escapist Magazine – 5/5
Digital Trends – 9.5/10
Game Informer – 9.25/10
PC World – 4.5/5
GamesRadar – 4.5/5
CheatCodeCentral – 4.4/5
IGN – 9.1/10
Polygon – 9/10
Ausgamers – 9/10
Stevivor.com – 9/10
CVG – 9/10
Games Beat – 8.8/10
Destructoid – 8.5/10
OXM – 8.5/10
Gamespot – 8.5/10
GameTrailers – 8.5/10
Eurogamer – 8/10
Edge – 8/10
OXM UK – 8/10
EGM – 8/10
Metro Gamecentral – 8/10
Rev3Games – 3/5
Machinima – 6/10

Thank you, Neogaf