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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Revealed at VGX

As revealed during tonight’s VGX celebration, Tomb Raider is coming to next-gen sooner than you think. We’re super excited to reveal Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was developed in tandem with our friends over at 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.

The team didn’t simply up-rez the game, they pulled it apart and rebuilt it with obsessive detail and new technology, finally allowing us to reach a vision for the game that we always wanted. Now in native 1080P with TressFX hair rendering and a next-gen Lara model, you’ll get the following 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

As for other next-gen additions, The Xbox One allows you to use Kinect to change weapons, attachments, and navigate the menu with your voice. You can also rotate and inspect relics with hand gestures, and find new viewpoints by leaning into the world. The PlayStation 4’s Dualshock 4 controller lights up red and orange when using the torch, and quick flashes when Lara is shooting. The PlayStation 4 version also allows you to stream Tomb Raider to the PlayStation Vita.

Chances are if you follow this blog you’ve finished Tomb Raider to completion already. Perhaps several times over! We’d love for your help in spreading the word about Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – If you have friends who haven’t visited Yamatai yet, let them know that this is the version they’ll want to play!

Preorder Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition with select retailers today to receive art book packaging featuring never before seen concept art.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launches in North America on January 28 and across Europe on January 31, 2014.

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Tomb Realtor: Lara Croft’s Manor For Sale

Lara’s made mainstream news twice recently for unusual achievements. Late last month Forbes listed her as one of the top 15 wealthiest fictional characters. This week, realtor Randy Nelson used his sleuthing skills to calculate how much Croft Manor would value at if put up for sale. Impressive research went into the final number, with Randy taking into account the size, market, and cost of similar properties. Check it out

Croft Manor is obviously priceless, though. Especially because of the T-Rex trophy head. 

Hey everyone!

Well I’ve finally hit 100 followers! I know it’s not a terribly big deal but I just wanted to say thank you. I’m pretty pleased about it and I will continue to keep you all updated with any new Tomb Raider items I add to my collection.

So, thanks guys and gals! :D

~TombRaiderKuchen

Side note: I’m loving the 1:1 post to follower ratio I’ve got going on.

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Tomb Raider Tours #20: Becca

Comics and boxers and cell phones, Oh my! Becca’s Tomb Raider collection seems to have it all, from multimedia to rare promotional items. Take gander at her impressive wares above, and hear about her spark for collecting below!

Name: Becca (TombRaiderKuchen)

Country of Origin: Scotland

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I’ve been a fan since 1997, so 15 years now! I would have been about 6 years old when my Dad brought home Tomb Raider 2. Whenever he got back from work we would sit and play it together and ever since then I’ve been hooked! I started out by collecting reviews from gaming magazines and keeping them in a ring binder. I even went to my school Halloween party dressed as Lara when I was about 8!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?

Well, fighting the Dragon in TRII for the first time was amazing! 

(Obviously the reason I still like dragons today). I absolutely loved the level “Home Sweet Home”. I would try to complete the assault course, go in the maze and open the basement as if nothing was going on. I even started using the corner glitch to get on the roof and confuse the baddies. In TRIII my Dad, my brother and I would take turns to beat each other’s records on the quad bike in Lara’s mansion. I’d like to say that I won!

Finally a more recent memory -  grab a bucket! In 2010 I met my boyfriend. Of all things we could have bonded over, who knew that it would be the two of us reciting the end cutscene from “The Great Wall” word for word! “Pardon me, if that was just your way of trying the doors for me…”

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
Like most collectors, I get a lot of my collection online from sites like eBay and Amazon. Also, I’ve been an active member of a website called RetroCollect since 2011. The community there is amazing and a few of the members kindly keep an eye out for any Tomb Raider related items that could be added to my collection. They’ve found some pretty cool stuff for me!

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
I’m currently at university so I store my collection in my old bedroom back home. It has basically turned into a Tomb Raider shrine with a bed in it! I currently have everything displayed on a bookcase and one other unit but it’s beginning to get a little bit cramped. Hopefully one day I’ll have more space and I’ll be able to display everything the way I want to.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?

Now that’s a tough question.. As my collection has grown I’ve acquired more and more items that I never dreamt I would own. Here’s a few of my gems:

- Tomb Raider: Chronicles Letter Press Kit 
- Tomb Raider: Underworld Xbox 360 Press Kit
- Tomb Raider Big Box PSX Clock Edition
- Tomb Raider 1 & 2 Edition Limitee (French PS1 Double Pack)
- Tomb Raider 2013 Display Stand
- Tomb Raider Compendium Vol 1
- Tomb Raider Duvet Sets

I could go on.. If you haven’t figured already I particularly love finding rare variations, double packs, press kits, promos etc. I reckon I need two separate lists; one for software and one for merchandise!

Is your collection complete? 

Nope! I don’t think it ever will be. I love collecting for Tomb Raider – not only because I love the games – but also because I am fascinated by the sheer amount of different merchandise there is. I don’t think I’ll ever stop finding out about new treasures.. It certainly keeps things exciting!

As for my wishlist, there is so much more stuff that I would love to get. The list could go on forever.. A few things I would like include: More press kits and rare variations, more figurines, a skateboard, a life size statue, style guides, the rest of the NSTC and NTSC-J versions of the games, Tomb Raider Legend slot machine, signed posters… and pretty much everything else ever!

Oh and of course, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next game ;)

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com. 

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So incredibly proud right now! Thank you so much for posting my collection :D

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