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  • Blog Post: Karl Stewart Leaves Square Enix

    Karl Stewart, Square Enix vice president of strategic marketing for Europe and North America, has left the company. Stewart, an eight year vet at the company, was instrumental in spearheading the revival of the Tomb Raider franchise as its brand director at Crystal Dynamics. "...But by far, the... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Nation And Tomb Raider Kick Off March Instant Game Collection

    Sony has revealed the first two titles PlayStation Plus owners will get in March. The month kicks off with a title each for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. As we previously reported, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is a retuned version of Housemarque’s PlayStation Network title. Tomb Raider’s... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus In March Brings Last-Gen Tomb Raider, New-Gen Dead Nation

    As we reported yesterday, Dead Nation is getting a PlayStation 4 makeover . Housemarque’s twin-stick zombie shooter will be free this month alongside five other titles in the Instant Game Collection. Also this month, PlayStation Plus members can expect the PlayStation 3 version of Tomb Raider ... More
  • Blog Post: An Early Look At The Upcoming Dark Horse Tomb Raider Comic

    Last year during San Diego Comic Con, writer Gail Simone revealed details about a Tomb Raider comic that bridges the 2013 reboot and its upcoming sequel. Today, publisher Dark Horse has shared with us sample pages from the first issue. Issue #1 of Tomb Raider will be available on February 26, 2013. You... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Important Is The Framerate To You?

    The now current-generation of consoles have inspired a number of online debates and comparisons about the importance of resolutions and framerates. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has begun a new round of arguments with the revelation that the PlayStation 4 version tends to run smoother than the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Reboot Breaks Into The Black

    Last year, Square Enix blamed its financial failures on the underperformance of key Western-developed titles like Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs. The real failure may have been in Square Enix's outlandish projections, because Tomb Raider has achieved profitability. Speaking to... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Enhancements Not Coming To PC

    Tomb Raider's Definitive Edition was only announced for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but that didn't stop some PC owners from hoping that they'd be getting some of that version's upgrades. According to the game's official FAQ, however, that won't be happening. One of the biggest... More
  • Blog Post: Do You Love Tomb Raider Enough To Buy This $340 Lara Statue?

    Gaming Heads has dipped its toe back into video game waters. The collectible studio that created a fantastic Skyrim Dovahkiin statue is back with a new creation. This Lara Croft is limited to 500 pieces and bears some of the battle scars players earned in the reboot from earlier this year. Lara comes... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Creative Director Moves Over To 343 Industries

    Tim Longo, creative director for the recent Tomb Raider reboot (and Star Wars: Republic Commando), has recently moved over to 343 Industries to begin work on the Halo series. Longo's Twitter and LinkedIn bios were recently updated to to reflect his new position with the title creative director at... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Tomb Raider Jumps To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One With Definitive Edition

    Update: On tonight's VGX, the details of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition were revealed. The physics have been improved, Lara's head has been completely redesigned, and the vaunted TressFX that power Lara's hair physics will come to consoles. All of the previously available DLC is included... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Acting Coy About Next-Gen Tomb Raider Leak

    What do you call an HD update when the source material is already HD? Apparently, you call it the “Definitive Edition.” At least that’s what Square Enix is reportedly calling a next-gen Tomb Raider update according to an Amazon Italy leak. IGN reported the news earlier this week, and... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Bundling Up For The Winter Holidays

    Microsoft has announced a handful of discounted Xbox 360 bundles for the holiday season that will come packaged with games like Tomb Raider and Halo 4. There are three bundles to choose from. The 250 GB Kinect model comes with a Kinect device , Kinect Sports: Season Two, Kinect Adventures, Forza Horizon... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Reiterates Commercial Failure Of Top Titles

    In its recently issued 2013 annual report, Square Enix has shone the spotlight on the home console market as a primary reason for its financial failure. The report calls out Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman: Absolution as both game development successes, but commercial failures . The report states... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Head Talks Successes, Confirms Tomb Raider Reboot Sold More Than 4 Million

    The head of product development and studios for Square Enix posted a blog about the company's year. By far, the most successful product for the company is the Tomb Raider reboot. In the blog at Gamasutra, Darrell Gallagher discusses change and how the company was tasked with making bold changes to... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs At Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider Team Unaffected

    Square Enix has confirmed that a team working on a new IP at Crystal Dynamics has been laid off. This news comes just a week after the publisher announced a ¥1.6 billion extraordinary loss due to project re-evaluation. "We've made some decisions at Crystal Dynamics this week around the second... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Confirms Next-Generation Tomb Raider Sequel

    In an announcement that we can safely file under "no surprise" following a story out of San Diego Comic-Con, Square Enix president for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers has confirmed the development of a Tomb Raider sequel for next generation consoles and PC. The reboot, which was released... More
  • Blog Post: New Tomb Raider Comic In February, Writer Confirms Sequel

    In an interview with writer Gail Simone ( Deadpool , Batgirl ), new information has been revealed about an upcoming Tomb Raider comic book. If you enjoyed the story and characterization in Square Enix's reboot, then this should be some good news. Speaking with Kotaku , Simone revealed that the story... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Outlines New Development Approach

    Square Enix released the contents of a briefing held two weeks ago, and amid some internal turmoil , it appears as though the company is changing the way it approaches big-budget development. The shake-up isn't exactly a surprise; new Square Enix president Yosuke Matsude promised to re-evaluate how... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Posts Six Billion Yen Operating Loss, Blames North America and Europe

    Square Enix has had a difficult fiscal year, as evidenced by its fiscal year 2013 financial reports. We expected that the financial statements would be covered in red ink, but things are a bit worse than anticipated. For the year ending March 31, 2013, Square Enix posted an operating loss of 6.081 billion... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Layoffs Hitting Square Enix In Europe

    [Update] Square Enix has provided us with the following statement regarding the layoffs. “We are reviewing our [Square-Enix] business in Europe to ensure we have the right structure, content and skills for the changing entertainment landscape. We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect... More
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