It has been 25 years that Lara Croft graced our screens in her first adventure. Since then we have seen her save the world trek the jungles of Mexico and Peru for starters. She has braved the blistering sands of Egypt and the frigid depths of the Arctic sea. Lara Croft has fought a demigod and many other walking abominations that live in our nightmares.
We have watched her change in character, biographical background, appearance and attitude. Since the beginning of the Tomb Raider franchise in its debut back in October 1996, there have been 12 incarnations of our beloved Lara Croft and her Tomb Raider adventures.
For her next adventure, we shall get another more cohesive Lara a unified Lara Croft. This embodiment will bring the aesthetic of the classic Lara Croft together with the most recent trilogy known as the reboot series. Tomb Raider 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The world eagerly awaits the next Lara.
My 25th-anniversary celebration Graphics by me. Games 1-12
In the following gallery, you will find my manipulated and digitally painted graphics combined with some of my writing. Each one is my version to depict each Tomb Raider game.
Box Art Redesign for the 25th anniversary
Through this year we have been celebrating the 25 year anniversary of our beloved Tomb Raider. One other way was through some beautifully redesigned box art by various talented artists. You can check out the following gallery of that art. There is a lot more to be found over at Crystal Dynamics. The link is down below.
You can check everything about the 25th-anniversary celebration at the following link! I am thrilled to be an official part of this landmark Tomb Raider year!
The Cook Book
This year there is also a wonderful Tomb Raider cookbook and travel guide written by lovely Meagan Marie and Sebastian Haley! This is a great gift for the Tomb Raider fan on your list. Filled with pages of tasty recipes and information about adventurous places to travel that Lara Croft would be found hot on the heels of the latest artifact. There is nothing like enjoying the taste and smells of the places found in Tomb Raider!
Original Tomb Raider Intro
And now let me take you back 25 years to the original introduction of the 1996 Tomb Raider game. I think this is a fascinating take on what we all know and love.
Yes, all of these items featured here only scratch the surface. There is so much more in honor of this landmark year.
So, I shall go now and work on more articles, etc for my website and keep celebrating Tomb Raider 25! Here’s hoping for another 25!
Explore the world!
~ Emma aka M Harris