The collection, expected to launch March 18th, was accidentally leaked in a screenshot from the Xbox Live section on the Microsoft Store.
According to a post on ResetEra, as well as subsequent posts on the PCGamer amongst other websites, a bundle titled Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy appeared on the Microsoft Store before it was quickly removed from the store. The collection, planned to release March 18th, will come with Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with all of their subsequent DLC.
While there’s no price information for the collection, there’s a likely chance that the games, which are approaching several years old now, will be available for $30 or $60. This isn’t a remastered edition either, just a re-release before Netflix’s anime adaptation of Lara Croft’s assorted adventures.
Luckily for us however, the description was picked up from the Microsoft Store before it was removed:
“Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is the complete edition of the award-winning Tomb Raider origin games. This collection contains all the definitive edition content from each critically acclaimed prequel title—Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Follow Lara on her formative journey across the world, starting in Tomb Raider trapped on the shrouded island of Yamatai off the coast of Japan, to the harsh Siberian tundra hiding an immortal secret in Rise of the Tomb Raider, and finally to the mountainous landscape of Peru to uncover a cataclysmic power in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. With all the definitive edition content from each game, this Trilogy promises dozens of hours of breathtaking exploration, challenging puzzle-solving, and survival combat with Lara as she becomes the Tomb Raider she was destined to become.”
It seems as though Tomb Raider is following in the footsteps of other major franchises, with rereleases. Some notable other collections would include Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D All Stars anniversary collection, and some others that I was going to mention but completely lost track of.
3D All Stars was also essentially a rerelease, which retailed for $60, the price for a full AAA title game, at least before the spike to $69.99 per game. There’s a likelihood that Microsoft will either following this pricing technique, or go with a $30 price tag, as Nintendo notoriously adds a “Switch tax” to their games.
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