There’s big news in the world of Tomb Raider. Netflix announced a new show for its streaming service. A Legendary Tomb Raider anime is in development. And by Legendary, I’m referring to Legendary Entertainment. There’s no air date or concept art for it yet.
While we don’t know how Netflix’s Tomb Raider anime will look, we do know what it will cover. It is set in the same universe and timeline as the three most recent games. So we’ll see the same Lara Croft that debuted in the 2013 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC game. The story here will take place after Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Which means that Trinity shouldn’t be a threat anymore and we will see a Lara who may see herself as more of a guardian.
Here’s the reveal tweet.
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
This is one of two Legendary-related anime projects announced by Netflix on January 27, 2021. The other is Skull Island from Powerhouse Animation, which also worked on Castlevania. Judging by the name, it will likely involve characters like King Kong and Godzilla.
The Netflix Tomb Raider anime and Skull Island anime are in development.