Tomb Raider’s 20th year celebrations are continuing today, as Square Enix confirmed that protagonist Lara Croft has picked up a pair of Guinness World Records wins.
In a press release, the series’ publisher confirmed that the globetrotting adventurer has being awarded with an official Guinness World Record for Most Magazine Covers for a Video Game Character, while the record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed As Lara Croft has also been broken at the Paris Games Week expo, which closes up today.
Rich Briggs, global brand director at Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, said: “Over the past two decades, Lara Croft has established herself as an iconic character in entertainment.
“Her Guinness World Record wins further solidify her continuing influence and relevance in popular culture.”
Lara was awarded with six records in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamers Edition, including the Most Successful Video Game Heroine, Most Recognizable Female Character in a Video Game, Most Detailed Video Game Character, Most Official Real Life Stand-Ins, Highest Grossing Computer Game Spin-off, and Most Successful Live-Action Transfer.
“Lara Croft is one of the most vital and iconic characters in gaming, with a powerful legacy and a string of great games under her belt,” said Stephen Daultrey, editor of Guinness World Records Gamers Edition.
“It’s fantastic to see so many cosplayers celebrate her in this unique way. Along with her covers record, these are already two of my favourite new GWR titles of the year. I look forward to seeing them in next year’s Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition annual.”