Rise of the Tomb Raider to receive prologue mini-series

Rise of the Tomb Raider

The game will also be published by Microsoft along with it having a timed exclusivity on Microsoft systems.

A Tomb Raider mini-series is being created by actor, writer, and director Stephen Lunsford (Teen Wolf).

Lunsford wrote the Tomb Raider Facts series for developer Crystal Dynamics prior to the release of the Tomb Raider reboot last year.

This won't be an official production, it's fan-made, but Crystal Dynamics are working with Lunsford to make sure they create "the most accurate representation of the character." Filming for the series is due to begin in May 2015.

The announcement of a Rise of the Tomb Raider mini-series was made by Lunsford over on Instagram, with the post being deleted and another one being put up to clarify the director's message. His initial post stated that the mini-series would be "a prequel to the game and eventual movie." His latest re-phrased post says:

"Let me re-phrase. This is not an officially licensed Tomb Raider production. This is currently a unofficial production created by fans for the fans of the Tomb Raider franchise. We are however working with Crystal Dynamics to bring the most accurate representation of the character and the Tomb Raider universe! Looking to film this May!"

It was announced this week that Microsoft, not Square Enix, would be publishing the game. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a Microsoft timed exclusive, and it's due for release in late 2015 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Thanks, Polygon.

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