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Crystal Dynamics sends along word about a limited run of the new Tomb Raider prints available for purchase.
Needless to say, we’re a big fan of the work of artist Sam Spratt. His magazine cover art for our Top 50 Games of 2012 is a favorite around the GI office. The new artwork (viewable below) was commissioned by Crystal Dynamics to commemorate her return to gaming screens.
“Crystal Dynamics approached me a couple of months back after seeing the Top 50 games of 2012 cover I did for you guys,” Spratt tells us. “They were really passionate about the game, yet unlike most people who have spent years crafting something incredible, they basically gave me, a complete stranger, free reign to depict their beloved Lara and Tomb Raider in whatever way I liked. Mostly I just tried not to make them regret that decision, but after a mess of preliminary research and sketches, trying to mix a bit of that gritty new look with something a bit more nostalgic and vibrant -- we ended up here.”
Crystal Dynamics plans to release a limited run of the art piece as a print available for purchase on March 5th, which just so happens to be the release date for the game. Still trying to decide if you’ll play the new Lara Croft game? Read our review of Tomb Raider.
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Wow, that looks really awesome! I'd love to have a print. ^_^
The Top 50 Games of 2012 cover was fantastic, so it makes sense that looks amazing as well, it'd make a great print. Glad Crystal Dynamics commissioned it themselves btw.
Looking forward to this one. I really like bow combat in games.
High res image anywhere?
Sam Spratt has made some amazing covers for Gameinformer in the past and this looks just as good.
i'm glad to see mr. spratt's talents being commissioned in more places. his work is amazing.
I'd like to have one!
This guy is incredible. CD made a great choice in using his work.
And I'm sure we'd all like Mr. Spratt do more covers in the future, GI. Always impressive.
Oh my, those are some fine prints indeed. Excellently done sir.
Wow. Superb and fantastically drawn. March 5 can't come soon enough.
That looks great.
I think this is phenomenal. That Mr. Spratt is a talented guy.
Amazing i want one
That's some really awesome art work!
Looks amazing. I wish it was an alternate cover for the game. It's already set as my phone's lock screen art.
Dang!! It looks like a movie poster!!!