This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Earlier this year it was leaked by Amazon Italy and soon taken down, then an announcement was all but confirmed by Square Enix, now, finally, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014.
Containing the same story line but completely overhauled graphics, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has been created specifically for next-generation, or current generation I guess..
Built from the ground-up Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was developed in tandem with United Front Games and Nixxes, who worked with core Crystal Dynamics team members and assets to rebuild Tomb Raider from the ground up for next-gen consoles. Now in native 1080P with TressFX hair rendering and a next-gen Lara model, you’ll apparently get the following features in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition:
- 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
There’s also set to be unique features for each console such as the ability to change weapons, add attachments and navigate the menus using the Xbox One Kinect. If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner you’ll be able to experience the Dual Shock 4’s light to flicker red and orange when Lara is holding the torch, or quick flash when firing a gun. The PlayStation 4 version also supports streaming to the PSVita.
Preorder Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition with select retailers today to receive art book packaging featuring never before seen concept art when the game launches in North America on January 28 and across Europe on January 31, 2014.