GAMETAP TOMB RAIDER
Copyright 2007 GameTap Press Release
[ May 17th 2007 ]
the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment
network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
(TBS, Inc.), announced today the launch of a new
GameTap Retrospective series and a new original
animated series, "Re\Visioned," that pays homage
to one of the game industry's top franchises of
all time - Tomb
of Tomb Raider - A GameTap Retrospective" profiles
the creators, the games, the live-action models,
and the fans who have collectively made Tomb Raider
a pop culture phenomenon. The documentary will
be available for free for all fans to view at
and a new segment will be added each week through
Retrospectives series explores the most beloved
game franchises and their impacts on pop culture.
With '10 Years of Tomb Raider,' we show the history
of this legendary series of games," said Ricardo
Sanchez, GameTap's vice president of content.
"Fans of Tomb Raider will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes
look at one of the industry's most successful
to do something special for Lara's 10th anniversary,"
said Larry Sparks, Eidos' head of brands management.
"Working with GameTap allowed us to tell the Tomb
Raider story like never before, complete with
fan interviews from around the world and a first
ever photo shoot that brought together the live
has also created a new original animated series,
"Re\Visioned", for GameTap TV. This all-new animated
series explores and reimagines well known video
game franchises. The first season features interpretations
of video gaming's leading lady, Lara Croft, by
well-known animators, comic book artists and writers.
"Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider" GameTap commissioned
Peter Chung, Jim Lee, Warren Ellis, Gail Simone,
David Alvarez, Ivan Reis and Ken Kelly, among
others, to provide their 'Re\Visioned' view of
the famous video game heroine. The first episode
in this original animation series will debut on
July 10th and will run through August 9th. There
are 10 episodes in total and they will be available
to view for free at GameTap.com.
Croft is an icon, so we brought in some of the
most iconic creative talent of today," continued
Sanchez. "These writers and artists have created
or worked with some of the best known characters
from comics and animation and we've been honored
to work with them to make the first season of
our 'Re\Visioned' series a reality."
to the newly launched micro-site, www.gametap.com/tombraider
will get access to the new Retrospective documentary,
"Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider" animated series, trailers
and clips for both programs.
can also purchase the PC version of Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: Anniversary at GameTap.com's new
digital retail storefront and GameTap subscribers
can play the game day and date when it hits retail
shelves on June 5th, 2007.