The celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series are close to their conclusion, but there is still room for another gift for Survivor Trilogy fans and especially Rise of the Tomb Ra
Square-Enix officially presented the magnificent illustration with which Akihiko Yoshida, an artist known for his work on Final Fantasy, Nier, Bravely Default and Vagrant Story, reinterpreted The artwork, which you can admire in full version at the bottom of the news, differs decisively from the official cover of the action-adventure, preferring warmer colors, a richer and more dynamic scenery, and a generally more oriental taste.
“To participate in such a memorable project for Tomb Raider, a series that continues to be loved all over the world, has been an honor and a pleasant experience” Yoshida’s statements. “Congratulations on Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary. In this piece I wanted to use a simple composition to represent Lara who is about to embark on an adventure full of conviction and security, strength and mature beauty. As a note on the margin, and as a tribute to Tomb Raider’s first chapter, I used the color of his tank top as a background color. – Akihiko Yoshida.”
Yoshida currently works as Art Director of CyDesignation (Cygames subsidiary) in Japan. The talented artist joined Square before he merged with Enix in 1995, where he worked on games like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics. Following this link you can proceed to download the Rise of the Tomb Raider cover by Akihiko Yoshida.