Official Press Release
GameTap, 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, “ReVisioned,” that pays homage to one of the game industry’s top franchises of all time – Tomb Raider.
“10 Years 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 www.gametap.com/tombraider and new segments will be added each week through June 7th
“The 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 game franchises.”
“We wanted 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 action Lara Croft models.”
GameTap has also created a new original animated series, “ReVisioned”, 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.
To create “ReVisioned: Tomb Raider” GameTap commissioned Peter Chung, Jim Lee, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner, Gail Simone, David Alvarez, Michael Stackpole, Brian Pulido, and Christos Gage, among others, to provide their ‘ReVisioned’ view of the famous video game heroine. The first episode in this original animation series will debut on July 10th with new episodes running through August 23rd. There are 10 episodes in total and they will be available to view for free at GameTap.com
“Lara 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 ‘ReVisioned’ series a reality.”
Visitors to the newly launched micro-site, www.gametap.com/tombraider will get access to the new Retrospective documentary, “ReVisioned: Tomb Raider” animated series, trailers and clips for both programs
Fans 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.
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