As far as video games go, the reboot to Lara Croft’s story ended with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Incidentally, it’s also a free game for PS Plus subscribers this month. But it looks like that’s not where the story ends. Netflix has announced that Lara Croft’s adventures will continue beyond the games, and will be animated for the streaming platform.
The announcement came via the NXOnNetflix Twitter account. And it specifically mentions that the plot of the new animation will be set after the events of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy. So there’s little room for doubt there. The tweet also mentions that the animation will be done by Legendary Entertainment.
The most iconic heroine in video games is jumping to animation! Tomb Raider is a new anime series from @Legendary following Lara Croft after the events of the video-game reboot trilogy.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 27, 2021
Though Netflix has not provided any other details beyond what’s in the announcement tweet. Which means no images to serve as hints as to which direction the animation will be going. All this suggests that the animated Tomb Raider project is still in its very early days.
This announcement comes after a string of other video game adaptations on Netflix. We’ve seen The Witcher and Castlevania, both of which were well received, to say the least. So it makes sense that the platform wants to adapt another video game into a series for its platform. Though Tomb Raider remains an interesting choice.
(Source: Netflix / Twitter)