20 Years Celebration Spotlight: Tomb Raider IV

As announced a while ago, ROTTR Web will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider by (among other things) walking down the Tomb Raider memory lane with you! In the spotlight today: Tomb Raider IV!

Introduction:
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (or known as Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation in Germany and Japan) is the fourth Tomb Raider game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Dreamcast in 1999 and on Mac OS in 2000. With selling 5 million copies worldwide, the game was a huge success.
The story opens in Lara’s youth, when she is 16 years old. Lara and her mentor, Werner Von Croy, are searching for an ancient artefact called the “Iris”. Later, in 1999, Lara is searching for the Tomb of Seth in Egypt to find the “Amulet of Horus”, a charm in shape of an ankh.

Music:
The music for The Last Revelation was composed by Peter Connelly. Listen to the full OST below!

Did you know..? Trivia facts:
The Times, in association with Core, designed a one-off special level to celebrate the finding of Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Sir Peter Stothard, a British newspaper editor, is featured as a character briefly in the first scene of this expansion.
– Excluding the Cambodia training level, this is the first Tomb Raider game where Lara doesn’t travel around the world, she travels only in Egypt. Valley of the Kings, Alexandria, Cairo, & Giza are the name of the locations featured throughout the level.
– As of June 2014 this is the longest Tomb Raider game, with 38 levels in total.
– Werner Von Croy makes his first appearance in this game.
– The first Tomb Raider game to not include a T-Rex.
– The first Tomb Raider game to be released on the Sega Dreamcast.
– This is the only Tomb Raider game where the practice level is not in the Croft Manor, and this is the first Tomb Raider game where the practice level is required to play while the other Tomb Raider games give an option.
– This is the first time Lara is seen (and controllable) as a teenager. However she doesn’t bare any weapons to defend herself.
– While the training level takes place in 1984, this game is set one year after the events of Tomb Raider III.
– The Eye of Iris in the Cambodia training level is the same artifact that was displayed in Croft Manor in Tomb Raider III.

HD Conceptual Artworks:


In-Game Screenshots (PC):

 

Fan Art:

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Fan art by LoiccoiL
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Fan art by Djblackpearl
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Fan art by FearEffectInferno
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Fan art by James–C

 

sources&further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider:_The_Last_Revelation
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215258/trivia

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