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Crystal Dynamics Partners With Geoff Keighley To Produce New Installment of Groundbreaking “The Final Hours” Interactive Journalism SeriesIn a new video Crystal Dynamics will take fans behind the scenes for The Final Hours of Tomb Raider. The studio has partnered with video game journalist Geoff Keighley to produce an innovative new installment in his well-regarded Final Hours series, which will include both an app and for the first time, a documentary web series hosted by actor and gamer Zachary Levi.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider will give fans an unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall perspective of the twists and turns of game development and highlight the key creative forces responsible for reimagining the iconic video game franchise Tomb Raider.
Karl Stewart, global brand director of Crystal Dynamics comments that,
I have personally been a big fan of what Geoff achieved with the last two Final Hours projects. Sometimes the personal side of game development can get lost in the noise of bringing a game to fruition. Geoff has an uncanny ability to bring that side to life in a very unique and informative way.Geoff Keighley adds that,
The Final Hours series documents the creative process behind today’s most anticipated games, with a particular focus on the final stretch of development. In the case of Tomb Raider I’m especially excited because, at its heart, this is a tale about the act of reinvention, both of a studio and of a franchise.The Final Hours of Tomb Raider will be available in March 2013 for iPad, PC, and, for the first time via a partnership with Amazon.com, for Kindle Fire.
In addition to the development of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider interactive app, the Final Hours concept will be expanded for the first time with the release of a series of exclusive fly-on-the-wall short documentaries to be hosted by Chuck and Tangled star and long-time gamer, Zachary Levi. The series will commence in the coming weeks with an exclusive interview on location with the newly announced voice and character of Lara Croft, Camilla Luddington. Future documentaries will see Levi visit the Crystal Dynamics studio to profile other key team members as they march towards the final hours of development.
About Tomb Raider
The Tomb Raider franchise has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. Tomb Raider® is in development for a multi-platform release, and is slated to launch March 5, 2013.