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Tomb Raider Fan and Developer Collaboration to Tie Up the Game’s Most Mysterious Loose Ends.

Writers, fans and even the voice actress work on animated film, aim to "tie loose ends in the storyline".
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Tomb Raider writer, Lara Croft’s voice actress and fans join forces to create “Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa,” an animation created to tie loose ends in the storyline of “Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (TR4) and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (TRAOD)”

Talented creatives and fans of the popular Tomb Raider have come together to create what can be rightly described as an eyeopener into the events between two games - Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (TR4) and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (TRAOD) in Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa. In a related development, the animated film is set to premiere at a screening in Derby, the city where Tomb Raider games were initially created, on October 15th to be followed by a YouTube Live Premiere on October 21st 
The enthralling new animated film explains what happened between the franchise's fourth instalment, Tomb Rader: The Last Revolution, and the sixth, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. The final scenes of The Last Revolution saw heroine Lara Croft trapped under the ruins of a temple, leaving her fate uncertain.

With the fifth instalment not adding much further to the storyline, the sixth edition, The Angel of Darkness, was a captivating tale. However, due to time pressures, a lot of information and scenes had to be cut, including what happened to Lara under the ruins in Tomb Raider 4 and how she was eventually able to escape.

The Story for Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa was written by the writer of TRAOD, Murti Schofield, and will finally provide a proper, canon explanation of the events between two Tomb Raider games. The video is narrated by Jonell Elliott, Lara Croft's voice actress in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles and The Angel of Darkness.

The animation was directed by veteran Tomb Raider fan Ash Kaprielov, who has been named “Lara’s biggest fan” by a number of leading videogame magazines. The communications professional has previously undertaken several Tomb Raider-related projects, including Replay Events’ Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary Core Design QA at Play Expo Manchester 2016 and Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony - an orchestral music album.

Fellow Tomb Raider fan and award-winning photographer Tina Ljubenkov worked as an Assistant Director, while the artwork was created by Jasmine Steiner. Music and mastering were completed by Dean Kopri, a die-hard Tomb Raider fan who has been celebrated throughout the community for his sweeping and emotionally charged musical tributes to Lara Croft.

This mix of fans, alongside an experienced Tomb Raider screenwriter and original voice actress, has created an enchanting film that all fans of the series will love. In a further nod to the franchise, the animation will receive its global premiere in Derby on October 15th, the city where the original Tomb Raider games were initially created.

Held at the Derby Quad Theatre, the premiere is part of a whole day celebrating the Tomb Raider franchise and the 20th anniversary of the Angel of Darkness. For fans unable to make the premiere, Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa will premiere on YouTube on October 21st, giving fans across the globe the chance to witness the latest chapter in the ongoing tale.

Speaking ahead of the premiere, Ash Kaprielov added, “Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication from some of the biggest Tomb Raider fans in the community and those responsible for some of the most popular instalments of the series.

I’m incredibly excited to finally be putting the animation out into the world, and I’m sure that fellow fans are going to love what we have created.”

For more information on Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa, visit while to get tickets for the premiere in Derby, visit


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