Square Enix has revealed more details on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the remade version of this year's Lara Croft adventure heading to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in January.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition screenshot

According to the publisher, the Definitive Edition will feature an "all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles," as well as reworked lighting and shaders designed to "showcase the raw physicality of Lara's journey".

The game will also feature Tress FX hair technology, previously only included in the PC version of the game, rendering each strand of hair to deliver "realistic hair simulation and motion".

Lara isn't the only character receiving a makeover, though. Other in-game characters and enemies have also "been enhanced for added depth and realism", with texture resolution said to be four times higher than those found in the existing Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

Both PS4 & Xbox One versions will render at native 1080p, too, although the price may come as a shock, with Square setting the UK RRP at £49.99.

"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 launches in the UK on January 31, 2014.

Source: Square Enix Press Release

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mmilford's Avatar


Can't wait ! Bet it will look awesome on both consoles, already preorder it for both ! I would probably pay more for games like TR. It was/is a good 'new' balance I thought of old and new game styles. Anyway, I just hope they bring back her traditional outfit even if its an add-on for $... They would easily make more $s and it give all of the fans of Classic Lara Croft a great treat. Yes, the new Lara is wonderful and we respect her, but she would look great in the classic outfit in high res! Anyone agree?
Posted 10:50 on 18 December 2013
Tactixal's Avatar


£49.99.. I'd be more tempted if it was half the price
Posted 14:36 on 10 December 2013
tem1985's Avatar


Can't decide if this is worth buying. Loved the game on 360, but can't see why anyone would want to grind through it again?
Posted 09:47 on 10 December 2013
Skunkgp's Avatar


I'm very excited for it, instant classic, I almost wish it was designed from the ground up for the ps4 , so I hope their correct in saying it was heavily tweaked, not just a half assed remake.
Posted 16:27 on 09 December 2013
aidey6's Avatar


I hope they've got low sales expectations.

Custom built, marketing bollocks for looking near as good as a quite high spec PC version
Posted 14:11 on 09 December 2013
anialator136's Avatar


shouldn't they stick it on that upgrade policy thing where you trade in the current gen version to the next gen version?
Posted 13:52 on 09 December 2013

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Release Date: 05/03/2013
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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