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Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary will be celebrated all year long

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will highlight previous games in the storied franchise.

Tomb Raider‘s 25th anniversary will be celebrated in a year-long event, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have today confirmed.

Tomb Raider’s star, famous archeologist-adventurer Lara Croft, has become a powerful force in the gaming industry and beyond, and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment,” Square said in a press release.

“From being named an ambassador for scientific excellence to appearing live on tour with U2, Lara Croft has touched the lives of tens of millions of people around the world. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine has been a cultural icon for 25 years on gaming screens and Hollywood silver screens alike, battling T-Rexes, unearthing ancient artifacts, and saving the world from an apocalypse or two. Lara has had adventures in dozens of countries, explored the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Andaman Seas, ventured to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, and rediscovered Atlantis and the lost island of Yamatai.”

The year-long celebration will offer deep dives into the storied franchise — “including nostalgic media deep from the archives, developer interviews, community activities, live playthroughs, and more” — though Square Enix has drawn the line on any new announcement.

“Over the last 25 years Tomb Raider has become more than a game and Lara Croft has risen to become a cultural icon,” said Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.

“We’re so proud to be a part of this rich tapestry of adventure, but we recognize the true credit belongs to the fans! The amazing Tomb Raider community has made all of this possible and we look forward to celebrating with them his historic milestone and for many decades to come.”

Happy anniversary, Tomb Raider!



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