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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One [Update: Trailer Added]

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Posted on December 7, 2013 AT 03:44pm

The Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider has now officially been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the VGX Awards.

According to Scot Amos, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics, the game has been rebuilt for next generation consoles. The Definitive Edition, like the PC version, takes advantage of TressFX for Lara’s hair, Amos confirmed. He also revealed that Lara’s face and head have been completely rebuilt for the next generation version. The game will also include real-simulation physics for the movement of leaves and trees.

If all this wasn’t enough the Definitive Edition also bundles all previously released DLC for the game, including The Online Survival Pack, containing six weapons and four multiplayer characters, the Tomb Raider Adventure Pack, featuring weapon upgrades, skills, and new costumes for Lara to use in single-player. The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer add-on mission is also included, which sends Lara to the final resting place of another explorer. The following multiplayer maps are also included:

  • 1939 Multiplayer Map Pack – Includes Wartime Bunker and Forest Meadow maps. Wartime Bunker: Dating back to the World War II experiments conducted on the island, this bunker is a deadly maze of brick and mortar that could easily become a tomb. Forest Meadow: This forest meadow is a hunting ground, filled with open spaces that can be advantageous and dangerous at the same time. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
  • Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack – Includes Cliff Shantytown and Burning Village maps. Cliff Shantytown: This settlement was built high in the island cliffs. Its many layers hide some of the deadliest traps on the island. The Burning Village: A fire has erupted in an abandoned Japanese village. The burning buildings offer multiple ways to escape your enemies.
  • Shanty Town Multiplayer Map Pack – This ramshackle area features steep climbs, multiple ziplines for quick escapes, and deadly traps to set for your enemies (multiplayer map).
  • Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack – Includes Lost Fleet and Himiko’s Cradle maps. Lost Fleet: A massive beached ship serves as a dangerous battleground filled with twists, turns, and traps. Himiko’s Cradle: This temple is carved out of the solid rock of a mountain. Full of twists and turns, the scavengers have overrun this place, corrupting its once stunning beauty, and have placed deadly traps and zip lines. Stay sharp, the threats are everywhere.

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is set to release January 28, 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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