For those of you who were waiting to purchase Shadow of the Tomb Raider until all its DLC content had been wrapped up in a bow in a “Complete Edition,” the time is coming soon. Square Enix announced that Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be released for consoles and PC this November.
Shadow is perhaps the apex of the “realistic Lara” concept, and proof that it is probably time to go back to the silly campy version. There’s eschewing the escapism that had become the series’ trademark, and THEN there’s putting you on a guilt trip for doing the very thing you buy these games to do. We want the double-somersaults and dinosaurs back. Hopefully, next reboot, we’ll get ’em.
But in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, you get the base game and all seven post-launch DLC tombs…and yes, they mean seven, rumors of an eighth DLC tomb were just that. According to Square they were flirting with the idea, but decided against it.
In lieu of an extra tomb, Lara will receive a new outfit, “Croft Fitness.” Plus, she’ll gain the ability to wear any outfit anywhere she wants, provided you have already completed the main game. For story reasons, Lara cannot just wear anything in the main hub, at least not until you’ve completed the task you came to do.
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must travel through a magnificent world, filled with the largest tombs in franchise history, hidden secrets, and cunning new enemies. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will be forged into the Tomb Raider® she is destined to be.
What an awkward place to put a trademark. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is coming to Playstation 4, XBox One and PC November 5.