pixiv and Square Enix Commemorate New Tomb Raider Release Through Contest

Tokyo, Japan - March 18th, 2013 - pixiv Inc (Representative: Takanori Katagiri, Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo) has announced a collaborative illustration contest with Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. (Representative: Yoichi Wada, Headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo) to commemorate the release of Square Enix's video game, Tomb Raider.

The contest will feature Lara Croft, Tomb Raider's protagonist, along with the game's deserted wasteland island theme. pixiv and Square Enix will be looking for illustrations of a strong, female survivor braving the elements of Mother Nature. The grand prize winner will be rewarded 10,000 yen along with a copy of the new release, Tomb Raider, for Playstation 3.

Contest Period: Monday, March 18th 2013 to Monday, April 15th 2013 23:59 JST.

・pixiv's Tomb Raider Official Contest Page http://www.pixiv.net/contest/tombraider.php
・pixiv Developer Blog Post http://dev.pixiv.net/?p=3704
・Japanese press release: http://www.pixiv.co.jp/press-release/archives/2111/
・English contest announcement: http://www.pixiv.net/info.php?id=1511

■ Tomb Raider
In 1996, an action adventure game called Tomb Raider was developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. Later games were developed by Crystal Dynamics and due to Square Enix's purchase of Eidos, Square Enix now publishes all releases of Tomb Raider. It pioneered the action adventure genre and the new Tomb Raider is a complete reformation of the original's visuals and gameplay. The series' main character, the iconic Lara Croft, was met with such success that she was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as Most Successful Human Virtual Game Heroine. The April 25th 2013 release of Tomb Raider will retell the origin of Lara Croft.

■ pixiv (http://www.pixiv.net)
pixiv was launched September 2007 and is an artist social networking community based in Tokyo, Japan. Focusing on supporting creativity, pixiv's service started from the idea of “a place where creating is fun!” Members can upload their illustrations, comics, short stories, and share them with fellow members and fans alike. pixiv extends benefits for members by also holding exhibitions, printing publications, and attending events outside of the web.

■ pixiv Inc. http://www.pixiv.co.jp/
JPR Sendagaya Building 5F
4-23-5 Sendagaya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Takanori Katagiri

For inquiries please contact Hamayoshi: http://www.pixiv.co.jp/contact.php

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