February 15, 2022 – Following the announcement of its new thrill-seeking experience, Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience, Little Lion Entertainment, in partnership with Paramount and Crystal Dynamics, has today brought to life a brand-new representation of famous archaeologist-adventurer, Lara Croft, in statue form.
The larger-than-life-size figure is a version of Lara Croft based on 25 years of Tomb Raider history, ranging from the original Tomb Raider game launched in 1996 to the latest incarnation of the iconic hero in the Survivor trilogy released between 2013 and 2018. Standing at a towering nine feet tall, the statue has been built in London in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics in the style of a sandstone carving to fit the look and feel of the new experience. The new sculpture will take up residence in Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience’s Stables Market home in the heart of Camden when the attraction opens in April.
Tom Lionetti-Maguire, CEO & Founder of Little Lion Entertainment Limited said: “We’re thrilled today to unveil a brand-new look for Lara designed especially for Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience. The statue incorporates several of her iconic elements like her braided hair and double pistol holsters and blends her survival instincts and powerful confidence into a single visage.“
Dallas Dickinson, Franchise General Manager for Tomb Raider at Crystal Dynamics adds: “Standing self-assured at the entrance to the attraction, we hope Lara Croft inspires people to embrace their own spirit of adventure as they take on the LIVE Experience.”
Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience will take adventure-seekers on a journey as teams of up to eight people join Lara Croft on her pursuit to recover a powerful artifact that has fallen into the hands of a dangerous enemy. Escape a sinking ship, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, discover an ancient tomb, work through environmental puzzles and battle a secret order as this new adrenaline-fuelled attraction, complete with beautiful scenic worlds, live actors and characters from the Tomb Raider franchise comes to life.
Tickets to Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience start at £66 per person. They are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.tombraiderlive.co.uk
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Founded by actor and entrepreneur Tom Lionetti-Maguire, Little Lion Entertainment are independent idea developers at the forefront of the immersive theatre explosion. Their first London launch, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, in 2017 exploded all ideas of what immersive theatre could be, smashing crowdfunding targets and leading to a second location in Manchester. Little Lion are dedicated to pushing the envelope of what immersive theatre can be, bringing their trademark mix of high-excitement kinetic game play to original and licensed intellectual properties in the UK and beyond.
About TOMB RAIDER
The TOMB RAIDER® franchise, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has sold over 85 million copies worldwide. The franchise’s popularity has exploded into a series of blockbuster films based on the original Tomb Raider game and 2013 reboot. Its protagonist Lara Croft® has been a contemporary global icon for over two decades. The most recent release in the world-famous franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, has received numerous “Best of” nominations and awards and is the remarkable conclusion to Lara Croft’s origin story. All of this continues to make TOMB RAIDER a destination brand for action-adventure.
About Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics® has developed and published more than 30 award-winning titles during its 30-year adventure. Some of the company’s beloved franchises include Gex®, Legacy of Kain® and most recently, TOMB RAIDER® which has sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. With over 20 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft® has been a cultural icon for 25 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. In addition to their headquarters in Redwood City, CA, Crystal Dynamics has two additional studios: Crystal Northwest™ in Bellevue, WA, and Crystal Southwest™ in Austin, TX.
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About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 164 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 83 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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