TRAILER | PS4, Xbox One Monday, December 9, 2013 | 3:03 AM

Tomb Raider gets a definitive edition

Tomb Raider gets a definitive edition

Formally revealed during the VGX, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 28. This new edition features the TressFX technology, better textures, native 1080p and other enhanced stuff plus all the DLC released. Get the details and trailer inside.



TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION ANNOUNCED AT SPIKE VGX 2013
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions scheduled for US release 1/28/2014


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio today announced TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is coming to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on January 28th, 2014.

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is the character defining action-adventure where a young and inexperienced Lara Croft transforms into a hardened survivor. This fully re-built version for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One features an obsessively detailed Lara and a fully realized lifelike world.

Lara Croft presented in unprecedented high definition detail:
- An all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles
- TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion with every strand being physically active
- Shader and lighting reworked to showcase the raw physicality of Lara’s journey through sweat, mud, and blood materials and effects

A physical world put in motion thanks to brand new hardware architecture:
- The world has been dynamically brought to life using complex physical world simulation on trees, foliage, cloth, weather, lighting and effects
- All texture resolutions have been created at 4x resolution for maximum resolution and detail
- In-game characters, enemies and destructability have been enhanced for added depth and realism
- Subsurface scattering technology implemented to capture the most physically accurate lighting simulation and deliver a great sense of believability
- Native 1080p gameplay gives outstanding visual fidelity and showcases the beauty of Yamatai in all its high definition glory

The Definitive Edition of the award-winning action-adventure includes all of the original downloadable content, plus digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos. Customers who pre-order will receive special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art.

“’Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ is so named as it’s exactly what we’ve custom built for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system consoles,” said Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer, Scot Amos. “The new hardware let us finally express the original vision in all of its glory. This was a continued labor of love. We pulled the game apart and rebuilt it with painstaking detail to add enhanced visual storytelling but without changing the award winning tale. The end result is a cinematic living world. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience this rebuilt epic adventure.”

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 January 28th, 2014, priced at $RRP59.99.

Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2013-12-09 04:42:11
The game is great, the only thing that is off-putting to me in this Definitive version is Lara's new redesigned face, I noticed something was off in her face during VGX and after seeing it again in GameTrailers' video, it confirmed for me.

It seems Crystal Dynamics tried to make Lara's face almost identical with Camilla Luddington, far more than before, and the 3D model became weird.
Something resembling Yvonne Strahovski's sometimes weird 3D model in Mass Effect 2.

This isn't in any of the "standard" PC, PS3 and X360 versions, only on PS4/XBO. Really hope they fix it or at least that it isn't very distracting.
Commented on 2013-12-09 06:53:24
woah, you're right, she does look rather different...I can't say it looks bad, but it is different.
Commented on 2013-12-09 08:29:48
Wow they ruined her face. Way to go CD
Commented on 2013-12-09 08:32:39
But this is the definitive face people :P
Commented on 2013-12-09 10:19:42
i think the game was a great 1-time play through. can't see myself paying full price to play it again though, especially since it doesn't look all that next-gen to me contrary to what they are advertising. i agree with her face being a little off too, i think it's worse.
Commented on 2013-12-09 11:31:17
Lara now has a Caucasian face - CD have had numerous comments that Lara looked slightly Asian for this TR reboot. I agree. Her character was modeled by a Japanese company so no surprise there.

I will buy this game for PS4 and looking forward to new DLC in 2014.
Commented on 2013-12-09 11:56:23
looks great but wtf is with Lara s face?
Commented on 2013-12-09 12:26:57
Played it on a PC at Ultra, awesome game, would be happy to play it again on PS4 but not at $60 that's absurd when all they're doing is tarting up some visuals, add another 10 hours of gameplay and then I'll give you my $60.
Commented on 2013-12-09 13:15:07 In reply to hustyparmen
Posted by hustyparmen
looks great but wtf is with Lara s face?
i dunno, but i wish they changed her whiney, shitty voice actor while they where at it. i actually enjoyed the game, but hearing that voice just made me not care about any of the words coming out of her mouth.

also. game looked nice anyway on PS3, and i'm honestly not seeing much here to suggest it looks all that much better.
Commented on 2013-12-09 15:19:14 In reply to phatpantzz
Posted by phatpantzz
Lara now has a Caucasian face - CD have had numerous comments that Lara looked slightly Asian for this TR reboot. I agree. Her character was modeled by a Japanese company so no surprise there.

I will buy this game for PS4 and looking forward to new DLC in 2014.
Agree with this. She does look more European now. But the game really just looks like it's the pc version maxed out. Wonder what they're gonna do about their pre render cutscenes. One of the problems with the PC version is that the cutscenes were pre rendered using the game engine of the xbox 360 version of the game. So if you played with tress fx enabled there was a very jarring difference in the way Lara's hair looked between gameplay and cutscenes. And hell her model is different here so I guess they have no choice but to re do the cutscenes
Commented on 2013-12-09 15:46:29
The definitive cash grab, and quiet possibly one of the most overrated games of the previous generation.
Commented on 2013-12-09 17:10:29
Overrated? Not a chance, heard very little about it as I didn't bother following it assuming it wouldn't interest me, found out it featured bow and arrow so got it on PC and was blown away with how much I enjoyed it :)
Commented on 2013-12-09 17:13:52
Agreed, not overrated at all, it's one of the best games of the generation, by far. I played it three times and I will play it again in the future. That said, 60$ again for a slightly better version is a rip-off. That's why they won't give us backwards compatibility, it's so much better for them to sell the same game over and over...
Commented on 2013-12-09 18:34:01
The PC version was not too bad, but she's a 100% asian slut now. lol.
Commented on 2013-12-09 20:46:31 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
Overrated?
Very. Linear, noob friendly falling simulator featuring a female Rambo. Survival my arse. The only people that should worry about survival are the NPC's and everything else with this chick about.
Commented on 2013-12-09 21:54:54
Wow, i had no idea this reboot had such a ridiculous stage of violence... Even more off-putting now that i know it

About the game


What's up?
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker previous song takes completely over, volume is all over the place and again...it plays some tracks and others not at all. Was excited for this feature, now i give it the middlefinger. :( (1 Hour ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker I select it in Forza Horizon 3, if i'm lucky...it actually plays the song but then come other issues...it fucks up at the beginning over every song, i was listening to one song and for no reason the (1 Hour ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker Jesus Christ is the Groove Music Onedrive feature in FH3 broken as all hell. Put like 50 or so songs on my Onedrive, i made a playlist in Groove Music. (1 Hour ago)
  • alimokrane
    alimokrane @Sdarts: All out of stock now.. really wanted the 1TB with uncharted 4 and Lego for 180... (2 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts Some of those £150 bundles gives you 2 games (LEGO Star Wars and another optional title) and 1 Blu-Ray movie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). I'm sure that just the PS4 will be cheaper down the line. (2 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts And XB1 OG/S and XB1 Scorpio will be in a same spot too. People will have to make similar choices as PC owners, if the more expensive hardware is worth the extra money. (2 Hours ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts Was just a matter of time/promotion, I'm sure Black Friday will have equally great promotions as well. But a year or so from now, I can see PS4 Pro being twice or more expensive than PS4 OG/Slim. (2 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (10 Weeks ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories