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Tomb Raider Tidbit: Truth Behind Myth

There have been times where I’ve come across an object in a Tomb Raider game that caught my eye but didn’t write an article about it because it didn’t quite fit the scope of my Arte-Factual series. So to remedy this, I’ve decided to launch a new series that will tackle anything that either doesn’t warrant a full in-depth feature or simply doesn’t fit neatly under any of the site’s existing series. The subject of this very first edition of “Tomb Raider Tidbits” is Lord Richard Croft’s book, Truth Behind Myth, which makes a few ... [Continue Reading]

January 17, 2016 // 6 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art – November 2015

Crystal Dynamics has released three new pieces of concept art to coincide with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider. And since I’ve been a little lazy about posting concept art on the blog (the last such update was back in July), I thought I’d search through my folders and share all of the officially-released artwork from the past few months. Please note that these do not reveal any plot spoilers and some of the concepts did not make it into the final game, so the images should be safe for viewing…even if you need to wait a while to play the game. For more concept art and ... [Continue Reading]

November 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art - July 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, Tomb Raider fans have been treated to a slew of new Rise of the Tomb Raider footage and concept art as part of Crystal Dynamics’ and Xbox’s promotional activities at E3 2015 and the San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s a collection of concept art that was released in July 2015. Crystal Dynamics/Xbox - E3 2015: The following concept art is property of Crystal Dynamics and was released during E3 2015. Entertainment Weekly: The following pieces of concept art were originally published as part of Entertainment Weekly’s special feature on Rise ... [Continue Reading]

July 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Concept Art - Pre-E3 Collection

E3 2015 is just around the corner and with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider creeping ever closer, it’s only a matter of time before we’re treated to some new gameplay footage, screenshots, and possibly even a new trailer. June is going to be an exciting month to be a Tomb Raider fan. For now, here’s a collection of all the Rise concept art that Crystal Dynamics has released to date. If you’re looking for screenshots, click here. Concept Art - Game Informer (March 2015): The following concept art was published as part of Game Informer’s special feature ... [Continue Reading]

May 16, 2015 // 4 Comments

Tomb Raider 2013 Crosses 8.5 Million Mark, Crystal Dynamics Releases Concept Art

Earlier this month, Crystal Dynamics reported that Tomb Raider 2013 has officially sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide, thereby making it the best-selling title of the series. Although the company has yet to publish a breakdown of sales by platform, it’s safe to say that the game has ended up surpassing Square Enix’s initial sales target and revived interest in the series. To celebrate this major milestone, Crystal Dynamics released some pieces of concept art that had been created for the reboot, some of which have been republished below. For more information and concept ... [Continue Reading]

April 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

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