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Lara Croft is heading for next gen consoles

By David Williams, Wed 11 Dec 2013
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Square Enix studio today announced TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4  on 30th January 2014 across New Zealand.

TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION is the character defining action-adventure where a young and inexperienced Lara Croft transforms into a hardened survivor. This fully re-built version for PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One features an obsessively detailed Lara and a fully realised lifelike world.

Lara Croft presented in unprecedented high definition detail:

-       An all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles

-       TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion with every strand being physically active

-       Shader and lighting reworked to showcase the raw physicality of Lara’s journey through sweat, mud, and blood materials and effects

A physical world put in motion thanks to brand new hardware architecture:

-       The world has been  brought to life using  physical world simulation on trees, foliage, cloth, weather, lighting and effects

-       All texture resolutions have been created at 4x resolution for maximum resolution and detail

-       In-game characters, enemies and destructibility have been enhanced for added depth and realism

-       Subsurface scattering technology implemented to capture the most physically accurate lighting simulation and deliver a great sense of believability

-       Native 1080p gameplay gives outstanding visual fidelity and showcases the beauty of Yamatai in all its high definition glory

The Definitive Edition of the award-winning action-adventure includes all of the original downloadable content, plus digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos. Customers who pre-order at select ANZ retailers will also receive special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art

“’Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ is so named as it’s exactly what we’ve custom built for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system consoles,” said Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer, Scot Amos. “The new hardware let us finally express the original vision in all of its glory. This was a continued labour of love. We pulled the game apart and rebuilt it with painstaking detail to add enhanced visual storytelling but without changing the award winning tale. The end result is a cinematic living world. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience this rebuilt epic adventure.”

TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 30th January 2014.

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