Tomb Raider will be the first Square Enix title to get Arabic localization

Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider will be the first published Square Enix title to be localized in Arabic, the official Tomb Raider Tumblr announced in a post today.

At a Tomb Raider event held in Dubai today, it was announced that Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim will be the voice of Lara Croft in the Arabic version.

Njeim was crowned Miss Lebanon in 2007 and has starred in several television dramas and films, including Bila zakira, Ghazl elie Baneit and Jude. She also hosted the Middle Eastern version of talent-seeking television shown The Voice last year.

"We are really excited to be bringing Tomb Raider localized into Arabic for the first time in the series history," said Square Enix global brand director Karl Stewart. "In localizing Tomb Raider into Arabic, we hope to reward the long term fans, and also attract many more to this origin story of Lara Croft."

More from Polygon

A guided video tour of an Unreal Tournament map

  • Freedom Planet gameplay video

  • Adventure Time trailer

  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

  • Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty - Overview video

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.