Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Nears Goal While Time Runs Short
Tomb Raider Kickstarter
(Last Updated On: June 22, 2017)

Nathan McCree, the original composer for the Tomb Raider series is back. This time he’s offering fans of the original series an opportunity to experience the original soundtrack remastered, remade and revamped for today’s generation.

The Kickstarter campaign is actually nearing an end, with barely two days left and $24,400 to go in order to reach the $202,000 Kickstarter goal.

The project sees McCree working with the live Abbey Road Studios orchestra in London, England, all in an attempt to revive the classic sounds from the 1990s outings of Tomb Raider. He explains his intentions quite thoroughly in the pitch video, which you can check out below.

Surprisingly the extracts from the original games remade with an orchestra actually sounds pretty darn good.

According to McCree, since many fans weren’t able to attend the live concert that took place last year as part of the anniversary for Tomb Raider, he wanted to bring that live concert quality straight to the home of fans.

In order to record, master and produce the soundtrack for distribution, it will cost at minimum £160,000. It’s not cheap getting professionals to play your music.

If you need a bit more convincing about the project, there are actually various excerpts from the soundtrack. You can listen to a sample below from the live concert.

That moment at the 1:20 mark where the butler walks into the kitchen storage and Lara jumps over him and locks him in the room pulled a pretty hearty laugh out of the audience. It was one of those trademark moments that really defined the old game series. There was nothing really as funny or as charming included in the newer games, since they decided to go really grim-dark with Lara’s portrayal and the villains she faced off against.

You can also hear a brief sample of the suite from Tomb Raider II, which sounds quite spiffy with its baroque motif.

There are a number of backer rewards made available for the Kickstarter, including a Tomb Raider jewel case for the CD featuring the old-school Lara Croft, or a vinyl featuring the more modern Lara as a silhouette, or a variety of classic black t-shirts featuring the eponymous star for anyone who pledges over $20.

According to the Kickstarter page if the funding goes through you could see the Tomb Raider Suite completed and compiled and ready for your listening pleasure by November of this year.

You can learn more about the project or pledge a dime or a dollar or two by visiting the official Kickstarter page.

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  • Paradox Reign

    You know, istead of the music (which was great), I would rather love to see Classic Lara return. The game, back in the days, had more and, especially, a better story than this garbage we have nowadays. I feel sorry for all those people, who start gaming nowadays, because they will never have the same feelings as we oldschool games have and got throughout the years, starting back in the 80s (for me) and even beyond.

    • Too true.

      This new Lara doesn’t have half the moves the old Lara did. It amazes me people still call her a “hero” when the new Lara spends all her time hurt and whining and crying like a little ho.

      The old Lara was tough, and earned her right to be called a hero.

  • Reven

    Classic Tomb Raider. I miss those days. I own all the games thanks to gamersgate when they had the series on sale (through 6 we’re talking here) and the first Crystal Dynamics trilogy. I should really dust off all these old games and play through them, I’ve only beaten Tomb raider 1 all the way through of the classics (I did beat 6 and actually DID enjoy it, though the rushed dev time did really hurt that game). This is something I could get behind had I the expendable cash to do do so.

    Thinking about it now, I’ve been playing a lot of classic games recently. Played through King’s Quest 1-7 (The originals, not the remakes of those that had them), Space Quest 1-4 (again the ega originals), Working on Quest for Glory now. And also been finally playing through Thief 1-3 (currently on 2) and Deux Ex 1 and 2 (gonna give it a fair shot.) Also been playing the enhanced version of System Shock (mouselook = heavenly) I was too impatient to learn this stuff growing up and where I value gaming’s past, it’s something I’ve been needing to do, and I’ve found some old games I plan to play through again in the future because I liked them so much, like Final Fantasy 1 on the Origins PS1 disc. It’s been quite the experience to say the least.