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‘Lara Croft GO’ Gets New Puzzles in ‘Shard of Life’ Expansion

Square Enix Montréal surprised fans on Wednesday 25th November by announcing the release of a brand new (and free!) expansion for their popular and critically-acclaimed mobile puzzler, Lara Croft GO. The new expansion, The Shard of Life, sees our heroine chart a path into the depths of the Cave of Fire in search of a new artefact, the titular Shard of Life, and consists of 26 new puzzles for Raider fans to solve, two new outfits to unlock, and a batch of new cursed critters that will make Lara’s new quest even more challenging than the last. Official screenshots released by Square Enix ... [Continue Reading]

November 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Review: Lara Croft GO

Square Enix Montréal’s latest mobile game, the nostalgia-inducing Lara Croft GO, was perhaps one of the most pleasantly surprising announcements of this year’s E3. Few fans had expected a brand-new mobile game to be announced so soon after the worldwide release of Relic Run and with all the excitement and hype surrounding the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft GO could easily have slipped under the radar.  But it didn’t go quietly into the night. In fact, it made quite an impact, especially amongst those Tomb Raider fans who pined for the “good ol’ ... [Continue Reading]

August 28, 2015 // 6 Comments

Arte-Factual: Golden Trident (Relic Run)

In the mobile adventure Lara Croft: Relic Run, gamers have the chance to collect a number of South-East Asian artefacts in the game’s Jungle Temple level. One of these is the Golden Trident, a religious symbol commonly associated with the Hindu god Shiva. The Golden Trident is better known by its Sanskrit name trishula, which means “three spears” or “three blades”, and can often be seen wielded by the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Durga, who manifests herself as the goddess Kali when she’s feeling particularly wrathful. Both deities are associated ... [Continue Reading]

August 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

Lara Croft GO is Ready and Set for a Late August Release Date

Update: Lara Croft GO is now available to purchase for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone . Read my review here! Earlier this week, Square Enix Montréal announced that their latest mobile puzzle game, Lara Croft GO, will be released on 27th August 2015. Created by the same team behind the critically-acclaimed Hitman GO, this turn-based puzzle game will offer a similar gaming experience as its predecessor, albeit with a classic Tomb Raider flavour, and will see our heroine navigate an in-game world full of deadly traps, dangerous enemies, and brain-teasing puzzles in order to uncover the myth ... [Continue Reading]

August 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Square Enix Announces New Mobile Adventure, Lara Croft GO

It’s turning out to be quite a week of announcements at this year’s E3 and today’s Square Enix conference was no exception. Not only did we get a few more (albeit brief) snippets of the highly-anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider, we also found out that Square Enix Montréal is currently developing Lara Croft GO, a brand-new turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices. Following the success of their award-winning game Hitman GO, Square Enix Montréal have teamed up with Crystal Dynamics to “tap into the nostalgic love [they] have for the ultimate female adventurer, ... [Continue Reading]

June 17, 2015 // 5 Comments

What to Expect at E3 2015

E3 2015 opens in less than 2 weeks and the Tomb Raider fan community is already buzzing with excitement. Earlier this week, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics released a short CGI teaser trailer to whet the fanbase’s appetite while visitors to the game’s official Xbox page were invited to look for clues hidden across the page. These clues were little tidbits of information about the game’s plot and primary antagonists, narrated by Lara (Camilla Luddington) herself. You can find screenshots of the clues over on The Archaeology of Tomb Raider’s Facebook page. Crystal Dynamics ... [Continue Reading]

June 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run - Fan Reactions and Reviews

The adventure-runner mobile game Lara Croft: Relic Run was officially launched today and, judging from my Facebook page and Twitter timeline, it’s been pretty well received by the Tomb Raider fan community. Fans’ fears that Relic Run would be little more than a Temple Run clone have been put to rest and not an hour goes by without someone sharing a screenshot of yet another unfortunate (but often hilarious) ragdoll death. Download the game: Google Play || iTunes App Store || Windows Phone Store I first got the chance to play Relic Run when it was soft-launched in the Netherlands ... [Continue Reading]

May 29, 2015 // 7 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 3

It’s been a little quiet on the blogging front lately thanks to a slew of bank holidays and a heap of home improvements. But now it’s time to get back to business and see what the Tomb Raider fan community has been up to over the past couple of weeks.😉 Croft World’s Exclusive Interview with Jenn Croft Brazilian fansite Croft World held an exclusive interview with TR fan and professional cosplayer Jenn Croft. Check out the video to find out what Jenn had to say about Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series, her cosplay career, and her work on her new Rise of the Tomb ... [Continue Reading]

May 9, 2015 // 3 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run - First Impressions and Screenshots

UPDATE: Lara Croft: Relic Run is now available across the world for iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone. Please note that it may not be compatible with older devices or available in all countries just yet. The upcoming mobile adventure-runner game Lara Croft: Relic Run was soft-launched in the Netherlands today and, honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My day started off on the wrong foot, with every form of Dutch public transport conspiring to make me wish I had never moved to this country. Pangs of homesickness hit me while I tried to make it through another ... [Continue Reading]

April 14, 2015 // 11 Comments

Square Enix Announce New Project - Lara Croft: Relic Run

UPDATE: The game was soft-launched in the Netherlands in mid-April. Here are my initial thoughts on Relic Run along with some screenshots and a gameplay video. After weeks of complaining about the lack of Tomb Raider news, we were suddenly deluged by a flood of information about the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider. And now it seems there may be another Lara Croft-branded game on the horizon: Lara Croft: Relic Run. News about Lara Croft: Relic Run hit Twitter after some sharp-eyed fans noticed that Square Enix had registered a trademark and domain name for this mysterious product, ... [Continue Reading]

February 13, 2015 // 7 Comments

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