TOMB RAIDER’S 15-YEAR ART EXHIBITION ENDS – CHARITABLE INITIATIVE BEGINS


All Eight Artists’ Works Now Available for Public Viewing as Child’s Play Charity Partnership Commences. Full details, plus artwork, after the jump.

Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, today announced TOMB RAIDER‘s 15-year anniversary exhibition has ended, with a gallery of commissioned art now ready to debut in its entirety.

Crystal Dynamics played curator to the unique digital exhibition, commissioning eight original pieces from an accomplished collection of artists and releasing them throughout the month of October to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the franchise. The pieces showcase the new vision for Lara Croft in the eagerly anticipated TOMB RAIDER®, while embracing the individual style of each handpicked artist.

The exhibit includes contributions from three legacy TOMB RAIDER artists, most notably franchise creator Toby Gard. Two Crystal Dynamics artists also lent their skills, in addition to a third artist from sister-studio Eidos Montreal. A pair of fresh faces chosen for their unique styling round out the list of contributors:

An archive of the 15-year celebration wallpapers can be found at tombraider.com/15.

The art exhibition’s close marks the start of Crystal Dynamic’s partnership with The Nerd Machine. A limited run of t-shirts and prints featuring work from the exhibit are now available for purchase online, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Child’s Play Charity.

About TOMB RAIDER

The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. TOMB RAIDER is in development for a multi-platform release, and is slated to launch fall 2012.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.