In a surprising announcement, the original three Tomb Raider games are getting a remastered release, allowing fans to experience the magic once again.
The first three Tomb Raider games were published by Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation 1. You play as female fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft, who travels across the globe to search for lost artifacts and find dangerous tombs and ruins. The gameplay places a heavy focus on exploration, solving puzzles, and fighting enemies.
Tomb Raider Trilogy Remaster: What’s new?
The original trilogy started with the first Tomb Raider, which launched back in 1996. So it is safe to say that the visuals of these late ’90s/early 2000s games are dated. But Tomb Raider fans can again step into the Lara Croft’s shoes. The remasters are set to launch in early 2024. This announcement arrives from a short trailer that confirms the recent rumours. The video shows that the new graphics are a big step above the original but stay true to the old art style.
But for the classic Tomb Raider fans, you can switch between the remastered and old graphics at any time. The games aren’t simply getting a new paint job and will also come with all of the expansion packs that were released for the original games. This includes the Unfinished Business expansion for the original game, the Gold Mask expansion for Tomb Raider 2, and the Lost Artifact expansion for Tomb Raider 3.
It is still unclear whether the games will offer improvements outside of the visuals. So the games might play the same as before or possibly get a gameplay overhaul. While the remastered trilogy was announced for the Nintendo Direct event, the company will be releasing the game on other consoles like the PlayStation. The announcement is big news for Tomb Raider fans who have been wanting the series to return to its roots. The recent Lara Croft video games have taken a more cinematic shift in design.