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Celebrate Tomb Raider’s 20th Anniversary With a Rarely Seen Promotional Video, Original Music

April 24, 2016 Written by Zarmena Khan

As 2016 marks 20 years of Tomb Raider, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released a rarely seen promotional video for Tomb Raider III alongside announcing a new album containing the series original music. 

Called Tomb Raider: The Trilogy, the promotional video was produced in 1998 and was never screened outside the Tomb Raider III launch event at the Natural History Museum in London. The video above came with the following note:

Thanks to Producer Janey de Nordwall, who recently found the original digibeta tape, we’re able to share the short online in its original quality for the first time. de Nordwall went on to win a BAFTA for her production work, and now runs the British Arrow Awards.

Tomb Raider: The Trilogy captured the spirit of the Tomb Raider phenomenon and impact of Lara Croft in the late 90s, wrapped up in a detective-noir setting.

In addition to this, the series original composer, Nathan McCree, has returned to work on a new soundtrack album for the franchise. Called The Tomb Raider Suite, the collection will include “all classic compositions, as well as extensions and variations of original tracks from the first three Tomb Raider titles.”

Square Enix has announced that it will be celebrating 20 years of Tomb Raider throughout 2016 by releasing more unearthed assets and announcements. Follow the #TombRaider20 tag for more. 

[Source: Tomb Raider]