Legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, primarily known in gaming communities for his beloved artistic pieces of classic Final Fantasy, recently illustrated a reimagined Tomb Raider box art. Specifically visualizing his interpretation of the franchise’s 2013 outing, Amano depicted protagonist Lara Croft in a distinct way that had not been done prior.
Alongside a unique logo created by Tomb Raider Franchise Art Director Brenoch Adams, Amano provided a comment briefly summating his endeavors on this gorgeous piece, which you can view below:
“Congratulations on 25 years of Tomb Raider. When working on the world-famous game character Lara Croft, I thought about how to express her features as a Japanese artist. I decided to create a sumi-e (ink wash painting) atmosphere with a dignified Lara. I also added a cherry blossom petal treatment in the background. I hope game development teams and fans will all enjoy it.”
You can view the full reimagined Tomb Raider box art with Amano’s comments and his background included below:
Additionally, you can download various versions of this box art and view more information on it via the official Tomb Raider 25th-anniversary website.
Amano possesses a standout art style that immediately fills me with nostalgia, so seeing Lara Croft, a classic video game icon illustrated in such a way amplifies that sentimentality even more.
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