Fans of Lara Croft's adventures will soon have the opportunity to revisit the original trilogy focusing on the dangerous adventures of the famed archaeologist. During today's Nintendo Direct remasters of the first three parts of the Tomb Raider series have been announced. The collection dubbed Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will be released on February 14, 2024 on PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles and PCs (it is possible that it will also hit Xbox consoles).
These will not be mere ports of the original trilogy, but full-fledged remasters. So the remasters will offer nicer graphics with less angular character models, plus better lighting or backgrounds. It is worth noting that at any time you will be able to switch between the refreshed visuals and the original.
Below you'll find a trailer for the collection, which shows comparisons of the remastered games with the originals.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is a complete package containing the basic versions of the first three games with Lara Croft and all the DLCs, namely:
- The Unfinished Business (for the first part);
- The Gold Mask (for TR II);
- The Lost Artifact (for TR III).
In addition, the remasters, which will be released in February, will also offer all the bonus and secret levels from the originals.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered bundle costs $138.99 on Steam, while it's discounted to $125.09 before the launch day.
The announcement of official remasters is certainly nice news for fans of Tomb Raider, who for more than 20 years have had to settle for fan projects, such as mods to games from the original trilogy that improve graphics. Recall that the first Tomb Raider came out in 1996, Tomb Raider II a year later, and the third part in 1998.
- Tomb Raider I-III Remastered on Steam