Barbie has been an astronaut, a vet, even a mermaid. Now, she's a Tomb Raider.
The upcoming Tomb Raider movie which stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft has received its first trailer.
The film looks to be about Lara returning from some form of walkabout (possibly a gap year?) as she decides to inherit her father's legacy of hunting for treasure and/or saving the world. It's always nice when these things coincide, eh?
Like Crystal Dynamics' recent 2013 reboot, the film will strand Lara on an island for the bulk of its adventure, as opposed to some earlier games and films that saw her globe-trotting. If nothing else Vikander looks the part, which is more than we can say of the film's poster, which saw Lara sporting a bizarrely photoshopped elongated neck.
The next Tomb Raider movie, the first starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, now has an official poster - and fans don't like it.
The first official photos of Alicia Vikander in the role of Lara Croft have emerged from the upcoming Tomb Raider movie.
Tomb Raider - Live in Concert premieres at the Hammersmith Apollo this December in celebration of the game's 20th anniversary.
The Tomb Raider reboot movie will come out on 16th March 2018.
That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, that claimed Warner Bros. had initially reserved that date for a DC Comics film, possibly The Flash, but decided to offer the quiet Q1 timeslot to Tomb Raider instead.
The upcoming film will star star Alicia Vikander, who recently won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in The Danish Girl. She also starred opposite Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Ex Machina, where she played a pretty robot.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will headline September's free offerings from Microsoft's Games with Gold programme.
Tomb Raider's 2013 reboot has sold 8.5m copies, making it the most successful game in the entire franchise.
UPDATE 26/02/2015 8.45pm: The Humble Square Enix Bundle 2 has added three new titles to its roster that are unlocked for paying above the average (currently $7.77 or about £5). These include: Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and Startopia.
A Tomb Raider series is in the works, actor/director Stephen Lunsford (Teen Wolf, Kamen Rider) has announced.
UPDATE #2 9.15PM Square Enix has now released its first trailer for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which confirms the game will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Xbox One versions of Thief and Tomb Raider will be available for half price this weekend via the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft has announced.
Crystal Dynamics' 2013 Tomb Raider reboot looks to have "exceeded profit expectations" after all, despite what publisher Square-Enix said a month after its release where it failed to shift upwards of an expected 5 million copies.
Square Enix's Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has taken top place in the latest UK all-format chart.
UPDATE: Square Enix has issued a response to reports that, unlike Tomb Raider's Xbox One version, the PlayStation 4 edition will run at 60fps - although the company's statement offers little new clarity on the issue.
After nearly a year on console and PC, Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot is finally coming to Mac later today on the Mac App Store.
Some would say Square Enix has a lot of nerve for shilling out a full-priced next-gen version of its 2013 Tomb Raider reboot a full year after the game hit store shelves, but the publisher is adamant that the new enhancements are worth the high asking price. Now, it's detailing exactly what these additions are in the following tech trailer.
Executive producer Scott Amos points out such nifty effects as how Lara's character model has been completely redone. "We've even added dynamic effects for how we light her skin and for materials that change for sweat, mud, and blood." More realistic sweat! That's a selling point I've not heard before.
Her face too has been redone with apparently five times the density of improvements on her facial features. But does the HD version make her look better, or just shinier (or sweatier)? Either way, Square considers her new skin "a very big deal."
Last year, Square Enix said it was "very disappointed" that the high review scores for Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot had not translated into the equally high sales it had expected for the game - a whopping 5-6 million units within four weeks.
Crystal Dynamics stands by its £49.99 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Tomb Raider.
UPDATE: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will launch for PS4 and Xbox One in North America on 28th January and in Europe on 31st January, the game's official Tumblr has confirmed.
In addition to the details confirmed at the VGX Awards, Square Enix has detailed all the content present in the game - you'll get the pre-order bonus tomb The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, plus a bunch of the game's multiplayer add-ons - eight DLC maps, six weapons, four characters.
Six extra Lara outfits are also included, plus digital copies of the Dark Horse comic Tomb Raider: The Beginning, Brady Games' art book Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival plus Zachary Levi's The Final Hours of Tomb Raider documentary series.