BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix and Midnight Oil have come together to develop a unique game show experience to celebrate 20 years of the Tomb Raider Franchise, in support of the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for the PlayStation 4.
Inspired by classic game shows from the 80s and 90s and hosted by Jessica Chobot, this event brought together 12 Internet icons as they competed in a series of challenges inspired by Lara's adventures over the past 20 years of gaming. Participants competed for a chance to complete the Tomb Run, claim the Golden Climbing Axe and be crowned the ultimate Tomb Raiders – taking home prize money for themselves and their favorite charity!
Midnight Oil produced two episodes, which were launched last month on the official Tomb Raider Facebook and YouTube pages. Contestants included Melonie Mac, Doug Le of Nukem Dukem, Jessica Villarreal, "Atomic" Mari Takahashi, Jake & Logan from Team Epiphany, Swiftor, Pamela Horton, Nick Gregorio, Fairlight Excalibur, Peter Paras of GameRevolution, and Malik Forte.
Episode 1 - debuted exclusively on The Chive October 12th.
Facebook: (439,000 plays)
YouTube: (7,700 plays)
Episode 2 - debuted two weeks later, on October 25th.
Facebook: (190,000 plays)
YouTube: (5,500 plays)
This campaign comes on the heels of Midnight Oil and Square Enix's "Rise of the Tomb Raider: Scavenger Hunt" initiative, the return of a fan-favorite program featuring new trivia, photo and social challenges every week. Participating fans earned points and unlocked awesome Rise of the Tomb Raider in-game DLC, and a handful of lucky winners will also win amazing prizes like ATVs, GoPros, and one epic Arctic adventure.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration released on 10/11/16 for PS4.
Official Homepage: www.TOMBRAIDER.com
Official Twitter: @TOMBRAIDER
Official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TOMBRAIDER
Official YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/TOMBRAIDER
Official Midnight Oil website: www.moagency.com
About Midnight Oil:
Midnight Oil is a dynamic marketing agency dedicated to creating meaningful connections through experiences that inspire. A team of strategic thinkers, creative artists and expert craftsmen, Midnight Oil takes seriously its role as brand caretakers and culture-makers.
Leveraging its nearly 40-year history with a diverse team of premium talent and state-of-the-art workshop, Midnight Oil has earned a reputation as premier thought partners their clients can trust. Headquartered in Burbank, CA., the Midnight Oil team consists of over 250 agency professionals and partners with clients such as Disney, Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Microsoft, Warner Bros., Activision, EA, and Universal Pictures, among others.
Midnight Oil has received numerous accolades from the CLIO Key Art Awards, Game Marketing Awards, OMA Awards, Effie Awards, the Golden Trailer Awards, and more.
About TOMB RAIDER:
The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 46 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. The most recent release in the world famous franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider, released exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 9, 2015 and on PC January 28, 2016. The game has received numerous "Best of" nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems. All of this has made TOMB RAIDER once again a destination brand for action-adventure.
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SOURCE Midnight Oil