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Tomb Raider HD Trilogy Hitting PS3 This March

How about a prettier way to catch up on your Tomb Raider?

Just in case you haven’t been following the hottest video game-related gossip, I’ll start with this: Crystal Dynamics is re-releasing Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld in a pack called “The Tomb Raider Trilogy.” As you’d suspect, the set will feature HD versions of all these titles.

Publisher Square Enix has confirmed that this latest HD trilogy set is a PS3 exclusive and also announced that it will contain a few bonuses. To be specific, it’ll ship with an “exclusive static theme pack,” some behind-the-scenes trailers, and a Lara Croft and a Viking Thrall PlayStation Home avatar.  
 

This wallpaper (and three Tomb Raider games) could be yours for just $39.99!     
 
And, hey, Square also confirmed a release date and a price: the pack will debut on March 22 for $39.99--a steal, I suppose, if you’re a Tomb Raider fan with a desire to see why Crystal Dynamics is rebooting the series with Tomb Raider later on in 2011. 
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Posted by BradNicholson

Just in case you haven’t been following the hottest video game-related gossip, I’ll start with this: Crystal Dynamics is re-releasing Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld in a pack called “The Tomb Raider Trilogy.” As you’d suspect, the set will feature HD versions of all these titles.

Publisher Square Enix has confirmed that this latest HD trilogy set is a PS3 exclusive and also announced that it will contain a few bonuses. To be specific, it’ll ship with an “exclusive static theme pack,” some behind-the-scenes trailers, and a Lara Croft and a Viking Thrall PlayStation Home avatar.  
 

This wallpaper (and three Tomb Raider games) could be yours for just $39.99!     
 
And, hey, Square also confirmed a release date and a price: the pack will debut on March 22 for $39.99--a steal, I suppose, if you’re a Tomb Raider fan with a desire to see why Crystal Dynamics is rebooting the series with Tomb Raider later on in 2011. 
Posted by InfamousBIG

Gonna check this out.

Posted by oatz

I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING

Posted by Zero_Tactility

That's not a bad price.  Might be worth checking out these as I missed them the first time around. 

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror
@oatz said:
" I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING "
WOMB RAIDER.
Posted by SlashDance

How is this an HD re-release when all of those games have already been released on HD consoles ?

Edited by MattyFTM

So are these basically just ports of the 360 versions of Legend & Anniversary and the PS3 version of Underworld, bundled into one package on PS3?

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Posted by oatz
@RhombusOfTerror said:
" @oatz said:
" I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING "
WOMB RAIDER. "
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
Posted by Krakn3Dfx

“Exclusive static theme pack”
 
Wow, they couldn't spare some dude for 2 hours to make a dynamic theme huh?
 
Guess I'll stick with my Wipeout theme.  I already have all these games on Steam anyway.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx
@oatz said:
" I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING "
I have no idea what you're saying.
Posted by JBird

I might just get this
Posted by Karl

I was hoping it was going to be the original  trilogy

Posted by AuthenticM

All three of those were already in HD... This is just a simple compilation.

Posted by Lautaro

Well if Square Enix is doing this with Eidos stuff I wouldn't be to surprised if a Final Fantasy HD compilation was on the cards.

Posted by Seraphim84

Between this and Just Cause 2, it seems like Squeenix has some type of third person exploratory niche they're really getting into.  Good on them for maintaining those Eidos franchises

Posted by iWonder
@oatz said:
" I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING "
YEAAAHHHHH BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 
Posted by MikkaQ

This is one HD trilogy that didn't really need to happen.  
 
@Seraphim84 said:

" Between this and Just Cause 2, it seems like Squeenix has some type of third person exploratory niche they're really getting into.  Good on them for maintaining those Eidos franchises "
Yeah but they'll never make a good thief game again...
Posted by leewiz

never was a big fan

Edited by ProfessorEss

Were these not HD to begin with?
 
...and ps: Save yerself a few bucks and just find a 10 dollar ccopy Tomb Raider: Legend.

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Posted by Zvarri
@SlashDance: Glad someone else noticed that!
Edited by Sooty

I thought they meant the first 3 games, I am disappoint.
 
Are the developers themselves calling this a HD re-release or is other Brad just putting words in their mouths? :P

Posted by TonyBlue87

This would be great if Underworld wasn't utter garbage.  Thanks to my PS+ subscription, I got to play the 1-hour demo of it and was happy when the thing expired.  The completely f'd up camera and slippery controls felt so sloppy that I couldn't believe I actually wanted the old PS1 grid movement back.
 
Having said that, I did enjoy the brief time I spent with Legend, and I've heard Anniversary made a lot of improvements, so maybe I'll take the 2 out of 3 approach.

Posted by Seraphim84
@XII_Sniper:  
I wouldn't even want them to try that.  It'd probably be all Quantum Theory-esque.
Posted by Demyx

eh, I like the series enough, and only played Legend. So I might just get this.

Posted by PLWolf

Definitely going to pick this up. CD has done good with the series, up to this point.

Posted by Milkman

Wait but...all those games were already in HD...

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Posted by XenoNick

Damn. Thought they were gonna do the first three games when i read the title.

Posted by scarycrayons

Collections are awesome, but it weirds me out whenever I see gaming sites say things like "the set will feature HD versions of all these titles."
 
It'd be like if, in a hypothetical world, an 'Uncharted HD Collection' came out for the Xbox 360, and gaming sites said "Uncharted 1&2 will be released on 360.  This collection will feature HD graphics for both titles."
 
It's a really bizarre thing to say.

Posted by smokyexe

Yey i guess ? Never been a fan. 
Give me that Team ICO collection faster please.

Posted by RiotBananas
@oatz said:
" I'D RAID HER TOMB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING "
Posted by zombie2011
@TheWolf619 said:
" Definitely going to pick this up. CD has done good with the series, up to this point. "
You can already get these games in HD, also they'll be like $5 each now. I have no idea why the are re-releasing these games.
Posted by Nictel
@Karl said:
" I was hoping it was going to be the original  trilogy "
This. 
 
I mean how much are they improved over their original 360 releases?
Posted by Raven_Sword

Will it be in SUPER HD!
Posted by Karl
@Nictel: I was talking about the original PS trilogy. Not the 360  releases.
Posted by Nictel
@Karl: Me too, but the 3 games in this pack have all been released on the 360 that's what I meant.  
Posted by MJHAYLETT

surely its just ports of the 2 360 games and then Underworld added. I guess they might gussie them up a wee bit from the 360 versions or I guess they could be using the PS2 versions for proper HD'ing up? Whatever really as I already played Legend and I have Underworld so its not an HD Collection I am hyped for. Splinter Cell and Team Ico though - now you're talking :D

Posted by p_p_o_d

so where on the box does it say "games so good we are rebooting the franchise for the 2nd time in 6 years" 
 
 

Posted by samcotts
@Karl said:
" I was hoping it was going to be the original  trilogy "
^^^
Posted by kyrieee
@TonyBlue87 said:
" This would be great if Underworld wasn't utter garbage.  Thanks to my PS+ subscription, I got to play the 1-hour demo of it and was happy when the thing expired.  The completely f'd up camera and slippery controls felt so sloppy that I couldn't believe I actually wanted the old PS1 grid movement back.  Having said that, I did enjoy the brief time I spent with Legend, and I've heard Anniversary made a lot of improvements, so maybe I'll take the 2 out of 3 approach. "
Anniversary is a quite faithful remake of the first game, which means that it has a much bigger focus on the non-combat parts. I don't think you fight a single human enemy in it. It's minimalistic, but I really like it. Aside from the new moves it's pretty much Tomb Raider 1 with much better graphics and controls. It's kinda funny how different it is from Crystal D's original TR games, while being much better.
Posted by EuanDewar

Im finding it hard to put into words how uninteresting and pointless this is so im just going to make a meaningless string of letters inter-mingled with offensive words. 
 
dusdsfoasiofsfucknugglessjajdshitballsdffklsd
Posted by MisterMouse

the rereleases are very popular now adays.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

An HD release of Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3 would have been ten fucking times as awesome than this.

Edited by benjaebe

The box art says they've been remastered in HD, so either they've ported the PS2 versions of the titles or CrystalD is updating them to 1080p.
EDIT: Including the box art.

Posted by WrenchNinja

I swear, you people are so ugh...these games were not HD on the 360! And only Underworld came out on the PS3 previously. Seriously people, stop mouthin' off.

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Posted by Manatassi
@WrenchNinja:  So what the hell is HD anyway? they ran in 720p on the 360 when they came out. 
 
I really don't get this one. Exactly what the heck do they mean by HD? 1080p? I guess that means half the games out for the PS3 and 360 aren't HD anymore?  
 
Blegh. 
Posted by Swabbleflange

I'd definitely like to perform sexual intercourse with Lara Croft, if you know what I mean *wink*

Posted by benjaebe
@Manatassi said:

" @WrenchNinja:  So what the hell is HD anyway? they ran in 720p on the 360 when they came out.  I really don't get this one. Exactly what the heck do they mean by HD? 1080p? I guess that means half the games out for the PS3 and 360 aren't HD anymore?   Blegh.  "

Tomb Raider: Legend = 1024x600 (2xAA)
I'm not sure what Anniversary ran at, but since it ran on the Legend engine it's probably the same. Underworld actually ran at 1024x576 (2xAA) with a depth buffer of 1040x576.
Posted by TooWalrus
@MattyFTM: That's what I was thinking. I don't own a PS3, but I was under the impression that no one really cared about PS Home avatars...?
Posted by TorMasturba
@Manatassi said:
" @WrenchNinja:  So what the hell is HD anyway? they ran in 720p on the 360 when they came out.  I really don't get this one. Exactly what the heck do they mean by HD? 1080p? I guess that means half the games out for the PS3 and 360 aren't HD anymore?   Blegh.  "

This.
Posted by AlexW00d
@Karl said:
" I was hoping it was going to be the original  trilogy "
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