Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft Anime Announced by Netflix

    The legendary gaming series is getting an anime.

    Netflix has officially announced Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, a new anime coming to the service. The series will star beloved actress Hayley Atwell in the titular role. The company has not yet confirmed a release date.

    Core Design released the first Tomb Raider for the PlayStation 1 in 1996. A collection of the first three games will be available on all consoles on February 14. In 2013, Crystal Dynamics released a reboot of the series simply titled Tomb Raider. A new game in the series is apparently in early development on Unreal Engine 5. The first trailer for the upcoming series hints at its story and animation style.

    Tomb Raider Anime Coming Soon

    Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft Anime Screenshot

    The first trailer for the Lara Croft anime shows the titular character firing a bow, exploring caves, and finding mystical treasure. Fans of the series will find a lot of familiarity in the set pieces. It is currently unknown if the anime will be adapting a specific game. However, Crystal Dynamics will be supervising its production. The description of the series states that it will be “coming soon, only on Netflix.” Check out the first trailer for the anime below:

    Those unfamiliar with the Tomb Raider franchise will be able to enjoy the entire original and reboot series on modern consoles very soon. Steam describes the 2013 reboot as follows:

    Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

    Lastly, Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft will premiere on Netflix sometime in the next few years. Netflix will likely reveal more information about the anime in the coming months.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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