Tomb Raider followers, rejoice! The enduring ’90s action-adventure sport is getting a much-needed remaster, and followers are already excited. Introduced at yesterday’s Nintendo Direct occasion, Crystal Dynamics confirmed that the brand new remaster assortment might be launched early subsequent yr, that includes Tomb Raiders I-III (full with expansions and secret ranges).
With Tomb Raider being such an icon of ’90s gaming, we’re questioning why it is taken so lengthy to announce a remaster (however I suppose a three-part trilogy makes up for it just a little). If you wish to stick with the classics, try our information to the very best retro sport consoles.
Whereas the sport was formally introduced for Swap, non-Nintendo avid gamers want concern not, as Crystal Dynamics says the remaster may even be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Collection X|S, Xbox One, and PC, below the reasonably catchy title: ‘Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft’.
In addition to the unique sport content material, the remaster will function up to date variations of the Unfinished Enterprise enlargement (Tomb Raider 1), the Gold Masks enlargement (Tomb Raider 2) and The Misplaced Artifact enlargement (Tomb Raider 3).
The up to date visuals (courtesy of Aspyr) embody enhanced textures, improved character design and extra dynamic lighting, whereas nonetheless sustaining the attraction of the unique video games. For gamers who do not get on with the up to date graphics, an choice to seamlessly swap between the unique and up to date variations might be obtainable – so don’t fret, Miss Croft will nonetheless be obtainable in her full polygonal glory.
The remaster additionally boasts improved quality-of-life additions, like optimised joystick controls so gamers can swap between traditional and trendy management schemes, in addition to digicam lock-on in fight.
The remastered assortment is ready to launch on 14 February 2024 – a good way to spend your Valentine’s Day, when you ask me. It should retail for $30 (£25) and is out there for pre-purchase on Steam now.
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