The famous saga starring Lara Croft celebrated this week nothing more and nothing less than 25 years of life, and that’s because the first installment of the hit video games premiered on October 25, 1996.
The game, at the time, debuted on Sega Saturn and then on Playstation and PC a few weeks later. Within months, Lara Croft had already become a popular icon that would transcend video games themselves, starring in movies and multiple works that today are part of contemporary culture on and off the internet.
Influenced by the Tank Girl comic and, of course, Indiana Jones, creator Toby Gard began development on Tomb Raider in 1994. Ultimately, the game became an innovation for its time, with 3D designs mimicking Egyptian tombs. Today, this title is one of the most prized by collectors.
The sequel premiered in 1997, but in 2003 Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness was not as successful as expected and there was a hiatus in the production of video games starring Lara Croft. It will be necessary to wait until 2006 so that Tomb Raider: Legend is presented, while in 2008 Tomb Raider: Underworld will do the same. From there, the last trilogy of the saga was presented with Tomb Raider: Ascension, Rise Of The Tomb Raider and Shadow Of The Tomb Raider.
Now, with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the saga, the premiere of a new video game is rumored, but for the moment the shooting of a new film with Alicia Vikander, successor to Angelina Jolie in the role of Lara Croft, has only been confirmed.
But the followers of Lara will not only have an outlet in the cinema to satisfy their desire for tombs and treasures, since Tomb Raider is present in many other cultural mediums. And it is that Tomb Raider, throughout these 25 years, has starred in comics from Dark Horse Comics, books like “The Last Explorer”, films like the ones mentioned above, slot machines from casino that can be tried in free online slots from pages like 888Casino or table games like ‘Tomb Raider Legends’. All of this shows that the stories that have been told throughout the many published video games have caught on among users.
Of course, we’re talking about one of the most iconic video game sagas of all time. Despite a few moments when sales fell, and times when Lara Croft’s popularity declined, we can say without any hesitation that Tomb Raider is one of those essential sagas to understand the evolution of action and horror video games. adventure.