Not only will they be adding the new Tomb Raider: Anniversary game to the library of almost 1,000 titles – they’ve released a retrospective documentary and they will also be releasing a new animated series called “Re\Visioned” airing July 10th on GameTap TV!
â€œ10 Years of Tomb Raider â€“ A GameTap Retrospectiveâ€ profiles the creators, the games, the live-action models, and the fans who have collectively made Tomb Raider a pop culture phenomenon. The documentary will be available for free for all fans to view at www.gametap.com/tombraider and new segments will be added each week through June 7th.
â€œThe Retrospectives series explores the most beloved game franchises and their impacts on pop culture. With â€˜10 Years of Tomb Raider,â€™ we show the history of this legendary series of games,â€ said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTapâ€™s vice president of content. â€œFans of Tomb Raider will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the industryâ€™s most successful game franchises.â€
â€œWe wanted to do something special for Laraâ€™s 10th anniversary,â€ said Larry Sparks, Eidosâ€™ head of brands management. â€œWorking with GameTap allowed us to tell the Tomb Raider story like never before, complete with fan interviews from around the world and a first ever photo shoot that brought together the live action Lara Croft models.â€
GameTap has also created a new original animated series, â€œRe\Visionedâ€, for GameTap TV. This all-new animated series explores and reimagines well known video game franchises. The first season features interpretations of video gamingâ€™s leading lady, Lara Croft, by well-known animators, comic book artists and writers.
To create â€œRe\Visioned: Tomb Raiderâ€ GameTap commissioned Peter Chung, Jim Lee, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner, Gail Simone, David Alvarez, Michael Stackpole, Brian Pulido, and Christos Gage, among others, to provide their â€˜Re\Visionedâ€™ view of the famous video game heroine. The first episode in this original animation series will debut on July 10th with new episodes running through August 23rd. There are 10 episodes in total and they will be available to view for free at GameTap.com.
â€œLara Croft is an icon, so we brought in some of the most iconic creative talent of today,â€ continued Sanchez. â€œThese writers and artists have created or worked with some of the best known characters from comics and animation and weâ€™ve been honored to work with them to make the first season of our â€˜Re\Visionedâ€™ series a reality.â€
Visitors to the newly launched micro-site, www.gametap.com/tombraider will get access to the new Retrospective documentary, â€œRe\Visioned: Tomb Raiderâ€ animated series, trailers and clips for both programs.
Fans can also purchase the PC version of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary at GameTap.comâ€™s new digital retail storefront and GameTap subscribers can play the game day and date when it hits retail shelves on June 5th, 2007.