This year so far in Tomb Raider Highlights

Screenshot made by Okh Eshivar 2018



As every fan knows of this fabulous franchise, we are waiting for the Shadow of the Tomb Raider game in September. However, what else took place so far in this very Tomb Raider year?  

Close to the beginning, we were treated to a new movie starring Alicia Vikander as Lara and I must say she did a wonderful job bringing our favourite adventurer to life. Whilst I was visiting Mexico Cozumel and some Maya Ruins we also received as OFP webmasters this lovely message from Alicia herself along with a gorgeous journal replica from the movie.  Read more about this and the movie HERE & HERE

Puzzle Clues

Then there was the countdown to Shadow of the Tomb Raider and all the wonderful puzzles and clues released for eager fans to solve. I paid close attention to each one and wrote about them as they appeared. The final clue was the star constellation, Orion.  Check out my write up HERE


This is a shot from my own computer screen after I solved the latest puzzle for Path of the Stars on the Official Tomb Raider site!







Here is a list of other write-ups about the puzzle clues and items connected to the Maya.

Maya & Eclipse

Maya Puzzle Clue

The First Trailer Reveal







Yes, in April leading up to E3, the first full trailer reveal came. Here are several trailers that are totally amazing and give a good insight into the game.

The End of the Beginning   also read my article about a shot from the first trailer HERE

The Trailer drop before E3

Yes. The hype that followed this video “Louder than Words” into E3 was spectacular. The musical choice to showcase this trailer was perfect, and boy did it haul! Loved this deeper look into the game.

Developers Series


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There was also the series that each developer of Shadow of the Tomb Raider would have a snippet of time to explain what they do as part of the fabulous game. They leave a cliffhanger at the end of each clip to leave you wanting more in your suspense. Very Clever approach! We got to meet many of them at E3! You can watch my comprehensive collection of the clips HERE



Image Crystal Dynamics 2018

The Gear Guide

Then we fans were treated to a beautiful Gear Guide that not only was very comprehensive but included an updated Lara model. The costume was wonderful and showed some older hints of the classic tank and colour. I like the new one as well as the classic design. You can find my write up about it HERE


All of us at breakfast!

Me with Meg and Morrigan!

I took this picture outside of the Tomb Raider booth at E3

Me and Camilla!

Me and Earl!

Me in Hollywood and having fun with friends! E3

Yes, E3 was fantastic and I was so happy to be chosen to be one of the E3 Tomb Raider ambassadors! I made some very good friends and fell farther in love with the franchise and the people behind it all from this wonderful experience. I look forward to more to come. Read more about it HERE  This is primarily about my hands-on game impressions from E3, because, we all got to play the game, and then be part of a behind closed doors presentation about the Paititi hub. It was hush, hush at that time.

















Finally, there was the Paititi Walk Through











Woman Masters Wild

 Watching these teasers of the game you understand more about the vast, dangerous environment that Lara tackles.


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The Music

What sets the scene, the emotion and the impact more than dialogue? Music plain and simple. Enjoy these videos about the music of Shadow of the Tomb Raider


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Board Game

Also, there was a new board game “Tomb Raider Legends: The Board Game” introduced during Gamescom. 



There was even more fun this year about this forthcoming game. What I enjoy about a launch year, is how much information comes in waves and how much excitement each wave generates. It was also great fun to be part of it all and make lasting friendships during E3. This has been a stellar year for Tomb Raider and me, too! Come and join the excitement and become one with the jungle as Lara explores and becomes what she was meant to be! The Tomb Raider!!!

Until the next update!

Explore the World!

~Emma your happy Tomb Raider gal! 

About Emma (M.Harris) (213 Articles)
I am a student of Egyptology and Mesoamerica. I am a writer and a Tomb Raider franchise ambassador sponsored by Crystal Dynamics and sent to E3 in 2018. My site is an award-winning Official Tomb Raider site from the Crystal Dynamics official fansite program, and I have been an official site since 2015. I am happy to say that my website has appeared in the game credits for "Rise of the Tomb Raider" as well as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" I am a huge Tomb Raider fan that has a big taste for world travel and a natural sense for exploration and languages which is reflected through the vast amount of archaeology articles and artwork throughout my website. Thank you for visiting and bookmark my site. I update several times a month. This is Emma AKA (M. Harris) signing off and exploring new news about archaeology, art, languages, legends and much more from the real world and the world of Tomb Raider and Lady Lara Croft! Explore the World!

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