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The previously discovered Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy has now been officially released, along with a heavy price discount.
It combines the Definitive Edition of the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration edition and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
This includes all 22 pieces of DLC released over the course of the three games, most of which currently also have separate price reductions (for those who already own the games but not the DLC).
A listing for Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy was discovered on the Microsoft Store earlier this month, but at the time of writing it hasn’t been officially announced by Square Enix or Crystal Dynamics.
The games are listed as 4K Ultra HD and HDR10 compatible, but there’s no mention of specific next-gen console features such as improved graphics or new features.
On console, the Tomb Raider games are already playable on Xbox Series X and S via backwards compatibility, though none of the titles have received specific next-gen enhancement patches.
For example, Rise of the Tomb Raider’s 4K quality mode is still capped at 30fps on next-gen consoles, while the 60fps performance mode drops resolution to 1080p.
Square Enix will be providing more news on this year’s Tomb Raider 25th anniversary celebrations as part of an online showcase later today.
Crystal Dynamics has previously said it intends to celebrate the anniversary throughout 2021. It’s said it will promote fan art and cosplay alongside various interviews, livestreams and “lots of surprises”.
In a recent video outlining its plans for Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary this year, developer Crystal Dynamics revealed that Lara Croft’s next video game adventure would “unify” the timelines in Core Design’s original Tomb Raider games and its own reboot trilogy.
“We’ve got big ambitions for the future of Tomb Raider,” said Will Kerslake, Tomb Raider franchise game director at Crystal Dynamics. “Our origin trilogy back in 2013 told the story of Lara’s early days when she was forged into a survivor, became a hero and ultimately the Tomb Raider.
“But the classic games featured a seasoned and confident adventurer, travelling the world, unlocking its secrets, often standing alone against cataclysmic forces.
“We envision the future of Tomb Raider unfolding after these established adventures, telling stories that build upon the breadth of both Core Design’s and Crystal Dynamics’ games, working to unify these timelines.”
Publisher Square Enix announced last October that Tomb Raider Reloaded, a free-to-play action game for mobiles, is scheduled for release in 2021.
In January, MGM announced that Misha Green, the creator and director of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, will direct the movie sequel Tomb Raider 2, which will see Alicia Vikander reprise her role as Lara Croft.
In a recently published feature, VGC named Tomb Raider one of eight big game anniversaries that deserve to be honoured in 2021.