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Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition Announced

/ Nov 13th, 2012 No Comments

Tomb Raider Collector's Edition
Tomb Raider Collector's Edition

The contents of Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition

Square Enix announced what will be in the North American version of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition recently. The new reboot of the Lara Croft series, Tomb Raider will release on March 5, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, the studio which has worked on the series since 2006, the game is a departure from all the previous Tomb Raider games including the ones Crystal Dynamics developed themselves. As with all major game releases, Tomb Raider will see a regular edition and collector’s edition on its release day.

The premium version of Tomb Raider will come packaged in a box shaped like a survival tin recovered from Lara Croft’s doomed expedition ship the “Endurance.” The collector’s edition contains a bevy of cool supplemental material and bonuses for rabid fans of Croft and her action-platformer adventures.

Included in the collector’s edition is a Lara Croft figure designed by Play Arts KAI. The action figure produced by the wonderful Play Arts Company will measure at 8-inches tall and has full articulation. It features great detail representing the grittier and more worn look of the new Lara Croft. In addition to the figure itself, will be a set of weapons (ice axe, shotgun, bow and arrow, and a handgun) and interchangeable hands for customization. A Double-Sided Poster that displays the box art in detail on side and has a map on the other is also included. At 15” x 19”, the poster is a significant size so the buyer can choose to show off the game’s box art or use the other side to keep track of Yamatai, the island that Lara Croft and her crew end up after their ship wreck. In addition, three Experience Shields will be in the Survival Tin. The iron-on badges will feature designs based on in-game experience icons such as “Animal Instincts”, “Fire Arrow” and “Climbing Axe”.  Also in the box is a Lithographic Print measuring at 5” x 7” of Lara Croft aiming a flaming arrow designed by Brian Horton, senior art director, and Brenoch Adams, concept artist for Tomb Raider. A Survivalist Cut of the Tomb Raider Soundtrack will give the buyer a collection of 10 tracks from the game to listen to after having beaten the game. Lastly, the Collector’s Edition will have some DLC, which grants the user access to a special weapons pack for use in game.

The Collector’s Edition will cost $99.99 on the game’s release date. The latest game in the successful and enduring Tomb Raider franchise will feature a grittier take on Lara Croft and will be available in two different versions on March 5, 2013.

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. Currently, he lives in Tustin, California. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs

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