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Tomb Raider is the latest games IP to come to Netflix as anime

Tomb Raider is the latest games IP to come to Netflix as anime

Square Enix's Tomb Raider series is the latest video games property to make the leap to Netflix as an anime.

The streaming platform announced the show yesterday, with The Hollywood Reporter saying that The Witcher: Blood Origin's Tasha Huo is a writer and executive producer on the project. Dj2 is also involved, as an exec producer, because of course it is.

This new anime show will be set after the rebooted trilogy of games that ran between 2013 and 2018.

An anime adaptation of Konami's Castlevania has been running since 2016, while the first season of Capcom's Dragon's Dogma debuted in 2020. There's also an animated adaptation of Ubisoft's Splinter Cell on the way, as well as Rayman, Watch Dogs and Blood Dragon. That's on top of the myriad spin-offs of Polish fantasy novels The Witcher, which debuted as a live-action show starring Henry Cavill at the end of 2019.

Oh, Capcom's Resident Evil is coming to Netflix as a TV show, too. Blizzard is also making animated adaptations of Overwatch and Diablo, too, but there's no word on whether they're coming to Netflix.

Even though it's seeing success of the back of video games, Netflix has remained reluctant to get fully into the video games space. That could change, though.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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