Published on December 8th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Coming To Next Gen Consoles
Last night saw the VGX 2013 awards. Along with it came a series of new gameplay trailers for upcoming blockbusters in 2014, but one thing that we didn’t expect to see came from Square Enix. When Tomb Raider was released earlier this year, it received rave reviews from critics and marked the start of a comeback for the franchise. With Tomb Raider originally being released on the PS3 and Xbox 360, no one expected that we could see a release of the game on the next generation of games consoles as well. However as of last night we’ve just all been proved wrong.
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have officially announced the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A brand new trailer showcasing the game was released at last nights event. The game has apparently been rebuilt from the ground up for the Xbox One and PS4, and it will be supporting a native 1080p resolution on both platforms.
A few new additions will come to the game will come in the form of Kinect support for the Xbox One version of the game. The player will now be able to rotate relics that they’ve found by actually using their hands, they will also be able to navigate menus and change weapon attachments as well.
The PS4 will also have its own array of unique features. The Dualshock controller will light up red instead of blue when Lara lights up a torch in the game, as well as this the controller will also glow red every time a weapon is fired as well.
In addition to supporting fully native 1080p, the game will also provide us with TressFX hair modelling and a next generation Lara Croft character model. You can see the full list of new features in the bullet points below, the game will include…
- The fully rebuilt game for next-generation consoles
- The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer
- Eight DLC multiplayer maps
- Six DLC multiplayer weapons
- Four DLC multiplayer characters
- Six outfits for Lara
- Dark Horse digital comic book “Tomb Raider: The Beginning”
- Brady Games digital art book “Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival”
- “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider” documentary series
Square Enix also announced a release date for the game at the VGX event. You will be able to get the game as soon as January the 28th 2014. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is now available for pre order on Amazon, you will also receive free shipping with it too when you place your pre order.
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