Video games have been on the rise for several months in the world of cinema and TV series. Between Amazon Prime, Disney +, HBO Max or even Netflix, the adaptations keep on coming. Today it’s Netflix announcing production of an animated Tomb Raider in collaboration with the Powerhouse studio.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider on Netflix
Since 2013, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have started the rebirth of the famous adventurer Lara Croft via a reboot of the series in video game. With Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018), we have witnessed the beginnings of the mythical adventurer of the 1990s.
Recently, Will Kerslake, Game Director at Crystal Dynamics, said that no major game will be announced “in the near future”. The teams want to take their time to unify the timeline of new games (since 2013) with that of Core Design (which developed the opuses from 1996 to 2009).
In the meantime, the future of Lara Croft will pass through the small screen and the Netflix platform which has just announced the upcoming arrival of an animated in collaboration with the Powerhouse studio (who took care of the Castlenavia series on this same platform ). According to initial information, the series will extend the adventures of the latest Tomb Raider trilogy.
Good evening, we are preparing a Tomb Raider anime with the Powerhouse studio (Castlevania)! We will follow Lara Croft after the events of the last trilogy rebooted by Square Enix.
Exploration will start soon!
– Netflix France (@NetflixFR) January 27, 2021
No other information at the moment, although the “coming soon” suggests that new details could come soon. As a reminder, the adventurer celebrates her 25th birthday in 2021 since her first adventures date back to 1996.
Netflix king of gaming?
With Tomb Raider, Netflix has a total of seven gaming-related projects under development in just seven months. Since June 2020, a season 2 of The Witcher has been confirmed, as well as a new series around the Witcher as a prequel.
Netflix has also announced three animation series with CyberPunk 2077 in partnership with CD Projekt Red, Splinter Cell, or Resident Evil. Some Assassin’s Creed related projects are also in preparation in collaboration with Ubisoft.
Finally, a rumor circulates about the production of a series The Elder Scrolls which has still not been formalized. With this new project, Netflix confirms its desire to attract gamers to its platform.