New Avatar: The Last Airbender, Tomb Raider Games Coming To Mobile
Square Enix is working on two mobile games based on the Avatar franchises Tomb Raider and The Last Airbender. The long-running Tomb Raider action-adventure platformers started in 1996. Its latest release was in 2018. Although Avatar: The Last Airbender has not yet been adapted into a video game, the popular franchise characters are featured in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl as playable fighters.
Nickelodeon’s Avatar The Last Airbender series has won the hearts of many viewers thanks to its relatable tone, captivating world, and intense elemental bends. Despite its many exciting qualities, the series has yet to be adapted into a video game. Aang, Toph, and Korra, the protagonists of Nicktoons, were recently featured in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a Nicktoons cross-over fighting game. The game features many animated characters, from Spongebob Squarepants and CatDog. Each character’s move set pays homage to the respective show. Kickstarter recently funded an Avatar The Last Airbender tabletop role-playing game. This immersive role-playing game allows players to experience Avatar’s rich world, which includes five different eras and an extensive character creation system.
IGN has reported that Square Enix is developing two new mobile games. This will bring the Tomb Raider franchises and Avatar: The Last Airbender to all phones. Square Enix London Mobile is developing both games. This new studio focuses on mobile titles. Square Enix London Mobile is also developing the Avatar project with Navigator Games, the creator of Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast, a turn-based role-playing game. This could indicate that the Avatar will also be a turn-based game. The Tomb Raider Reloaded action arcade game Tomb Raider Reloaded was announced for release in 2020.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider. Lara Croft, the action-adventure protagonist of Tomb Raider, has fought and climbed through many archaeological adventures. Several sequels followed the original trilogy. Tomb Raider was a 2013 reboot that added depth and variety to Croft’s characters and allowed players more choices. Two sequels to the game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Rise of the Tomb Raider) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, were made after the original’s success. Together they form a modern trilogy. Crystal Dynamics showed footage of Tomb Raider Ascension to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. This canceled installment features disturbing monsters and a horror tone.
Square Enix London Mobile is soon to introduce two new mobile games. The Avatar: The Last Airbender will see the Nickelodeon series brought back to the mobile gaming world, most likely as a turn-based role-playing game. Tomb Raider Reloaded, the new title in this iconic franchise will be released simultaneously. Both these projects are sure to please fans of both the series and mobile gaming generally.
The 25th-anniversary celebration of Tomb Raider is fast approaching. Developers have been celebrating the occasion for over a year. The actual anniversary date is yet to be announced, but it could include a significant announcement about the future of the video games franchise. In 1996, the original Tomb Raider was released on the Sega Saturn. It helped to create a new gaming icon in the form of Lara Croft.
The previous era was defined by mascots associated with consoles. Sega and Sonic were facing Mario and Nintendo. Lara Croft was the pioneer of the new 3D gaming era. She became the first female protagonist to reach mainstream popularity in the same way as the action movie star of the previous decade. The Tomb Raider series was a multi-media franchise that included animated shows, comic books, merchandise, and two live-action movies. Over the years, new Tomb Raider videogames have been added to the series. It now has three sequences that each follow different versions of Lara. Tomb Raider: Reloaded was the most recent Tomb Raider video game and was released in 2021.
One of the most significant video game anniversaries in 2021 is the 25th-anniversary celebration of Tomb Raider. The anniversary will be celebrated on October 25, 2021. Crystal Dynamics promises big things for Lara’s birthday, unlike some companies that have not done much with their anniversaries (such as Atlus with Persona or Nintendo with The Legend of Zelda).