Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Is Now Coming Out Of The Tombs Out There

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The original Tomb Raider titles are coming back to us with the announcement for Tomb Raider I-III Remastered

It was only another matter of time, but here we go with the announcement for Tomb Raider I-III Remastered in the world now. Do not take that as a bad thing, but it was something many had suspected could be on the way to us all. Now, it seems that Aspyr is making that just so by bringing us all of the classic Tomb Raider to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC this coming Valentine's Day. Yes, all three of these remasters will be available on February 14th as of this massive update and announcement we are getting for the IP now. Mark the calendars and get ready to spend time with one of the bigger video game boos out there.

While this collection of Tomb Raider will obviously bring us the newer visuals that we have come to enjoy over the years, there are a few more things in the mix too. Like the fact that we will be able to play all of the games with the classic looks and controls if that is so desired. Also, all of the DLC and expansions for the three Tomb Raider titles will be added in for extra fun. Along with the usual quality of life and other elements to help the games run smoothly on the modern systems out there. Now we only get to hope that they put all of the various cheats in the mix and maybe even that infamous internet rumor too. If you know, you know.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered — Announcement

Lara Croft is back! Aspyr and Crystal Dynamics have partnered to announce Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft, a new three-game bundle of the first three Tomb Raider titles (Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III), lovingly restored with upgraded graphics and performance enhancements, complete with all expansions and secret levels for the first time ever on consoles. Developed and published by Aspyr, this definitive collection is available to pre-order today and launches Feb. 14, 2024, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and GOG.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft lets long-time fans and newcomers alike step into the boots of the iconic hero in her first three adventures like never before. Experience the classic action and innovative gameplay that helped pioneer 3D gaming, spawned a beloved franchise which has sold more than 95 million copies worldwide since its debut in 1996, and made Lara Croft one of the most recognizable video game characters in the world.

Players can experience the journey their own way, with the ability to toggle on the fly between enhanced and original graphics, as well as switch between classic and modern joystick control schemes. Fans will also discover a variety of quality-of-life improvements, including camera lock-on and achievements.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft features:

  • Tomb Raider I + the “Unfinished Business” Expansion: In the game that started it all, adventurer Lara Croft has been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artifact known as the Scion. Run, jump, swim, and climb in fearless acrobatic style to find out the truth of its origin and powers, leaving only a trail of empty tombs and ammo in your wake. The original Tomb Raider comes complete with the “Unfinished Business” expansion, which adds four new bonus levels in two extra chapters.
  • Tomb Raider II + the “Gold Mask” Expansion: The award-winning second installment in the Tomb Raider series invites you to join Lara as she travels around the globe to retrieve the legendary Dagger of Xian, said to grant the powers of a fire-breathing dragon to its holder. Tomb Raider II includes the “Gold Mask” expansion, which adds five new bonus levels in a separate mini-adventure.
  • Tomb Raider III + “The Lost Artifact” Expansion: In Tomb Raider III, Lara follows the clues to a deadly secret in this complex adventure combining challenging puzzles with high-speed action. Boldly leap chasms and blast monsters in pursuit of a mystery that defies any earthly explanation. “The Lost Artifact” includes six new levels that continue Lara’s adventures from the original Tomb Raider III.

While I do like getting some of my classic games back in my hands on my current systems, I still would have rather seen the effort go into a fully new Tomb Raider title instead. This feels almost like someone is trying to hold onto the memory and IP a little longer than they should instead of pressing forward with things. Maybe this is to hold Crystal over while that happens, but these always feel like a cash grab more than anything when they happen. Which is going to do its job, as I will be tossing out the money to reclaim the lost Tomb Raider titles of yore once more.

Have you been looking to go back in time with the Tomb Raider titles or did you want to see it press onward? Would you want to play with the older controls after decades of improvements they have had? Could we see some of those rumored things added in for fun or will they always stay in those parts of the internet to never see the light of day? Head to the comment section and discuss it all if you want to. We will have more to share for Tomb Raider I-III Remastered in the near future, so please keep on checking back for those updates and many others still to come.