Lara Croft returns in less than two weeks, to continue her tomb raiding adventures. Rise of the Tomb Raider takes Lara Croft to Syria, to uncover the legend of immortality. This launch trailer gives you a better idea of what’s going on, who she’s up against, as well as the beauty and danger of the environments that lie ahead.
As well as revealing the launch trailer, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics announced a collaboration with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and Academy Award-nominated musician Karen O which will bring an original song created expressly for the game to fans worldwide.
Entitled “I Shall Rise,” not only will the track be featured in the game, but it is the soundtrack to both the launch trailer and the global TV campaign for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and has been released digitally today on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and a variety of other streaming or download services where music is available.
“They wanted an emotional song that captures the intensity of the moment Lara Croft transforms into the Tomb Raider, the theme of a young woman becoming an icon. I was very intrigued by the challenge and I guess I was amidst a significant transformation of my own being pregnant at the time I wrote it. Now that I have a brought a life into the world I have no trouble relating to a character like Lara’s who pushes past her own limits to prevail under extreme circumstances. I love me some melodrama and nothing’s more satisfying than writing an against all odds song of survival. ‘I Shall Rise’ is kind of like my less groovy nod to Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ I’m excited by the artistry of video games; they’re inspired. It’s no surprise that there’s a whole culture of kids who just like to watch people play them. There’s plenty of storyline, character and tone to sink your teeth into. Writing a song for the game felt pretty much like writing a song for a film. I had a lot of fun writing for it,” said Karen O.
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available on November 10th (US) and 13th (EU) on Xbox One and 360, up against some stiff competition in the release calendar, with Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Need for Speed, Star Wars Battlefront and more.
[Source: Youtube, Press Release]