PS3 Tomb Raider Trilogy unearthed

Crystal Dynamics confirms new Lara Croft three-pack; PlayStation 3 compilation due out next year to include HD Legend, Anniversary, as well as Underworld.

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Just two weeks ago the veil was lifted on action heroine Lara Croft's latest reboot adventure. Now, the wily and nimble adventurer will star in another nostalgic release next year.

According to a tweet from Crystal Dynamics' global brand manager Karl Stewart, the Tomb Raider Trilogy--exclusive to the PlayStation 3--will bundle rereleases of Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary and will also include 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld. This pack will be Legend and Anniversary's first HD releases on Sony platforms, though both were initially released on the Xbox 360 in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

The Legend comes back to life next year.

The combo pack was first outed by Amazon Germany, which said that all three titles will include PlayStation Network trophies, as well as male and female avatars for use in PlayStation Home, a virtual space that recently soared to 17 million users. According to the listing, the Tomb Raider Trilogy will arrive on March 22, 2011. However, Crystal Dynamics has only confirmed that the pack will arrive "next year."

The pack will join the trilogy ranks of the Sly Collection, which released on November 9, as well as the rumored Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell trilogy packs.

For more on the Tomb Raider Trilogy's bundled titles, check out GameSpot's reviews of Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and Tomb Raider: Underworld.

Discussion

95 comments
PixelAddict
PixelAddict

A good deal? These can be picked out of the bargain bins for next to nothing. When is it news that a current gen game gets a trilogy re-release? Sly was news. That was truly fun (and remastered beautifully). But this? This is re-packaging.

andalore
andalore

I was hoping for the first 3 Tomb Raiders when I saw 'Tomb Raider Trilogy' Im not a big fan of the Later games in the Series, I was raised on Tomb Raider 1-5.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@Franzkill They said Underworld wasn't that good. They are building these from the ground up. It should be good hopefully much better then the previous ones. I just hope these 3rd party companies can actually make good HD remastered versions. As of right now I only trust Sony with making these HD remakes. I heard the Prince of Persia Collection wasn't that good. Sly Copper and God of War was amazing though.

Franzkill
Franzkill

Not a bad deal but thus begs the question why is Underworld included? Is that not in HD on the PS3/360/PC? Why does it need to be remastered? I thought they were remastering the ACTUAL first three Tomb Raider games before reading this article, just seems kinda premature for the two other games as well.

AQWBlaZer91
AQWBlaZer91

3 Tomb Raider games for the Price of 1 nice.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@Colonel-Snake i see they should consider doing it but its is hard trying to fit all those old games on a dvd 9 disc

HITLOH
HITLOH

hu wants to waste money

loopy_101
loopy_101

Well I'm glad now that I haven't bought Tomb Raider on PS3 yet then

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@Demonkingx5 The only thing I heard was one of Microsoft studios was supposedly making a Halo 1 remake. I really don't know since Microsoft wouldn't comment on the rumor. I'm sure they are aware of it the problem though is just the disk and the royalties fee companies would have to pay in order to put it on the 360. Thats the only reason why I see Sony has the advantage is simply because of Bluray. Hopefully Microsoft makes their own HD collection. Its a win for them and also a win for gamers to.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@Colonel-Snake i see but it would be nice to have a xbox original HD remakes microsft need to start doing this. they most likely will once they see all the money sony gonna be making

SonicRaptor
SonicRaptor

If this funds a potential Legacy of Kain 6 then I am all for it.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@jedediahpelland youre late to the party huh?

frostb173
frostb173

I completely agree with kakashi6666. resurrect the best console series of last decade already. bring back kain and razial!!!

athenian29
athenian29

At first, I was only interested in the new reboot. With this coming to my chosen console, I may yet have to check out its predecessors - although I haven't heard the best things about Tomb Raider as of late...

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

@crunchb3rry Legend and Anniversary weren't avaiable on the PS3 so it's pretty much what you said.

kakashi6666
kakashi6666

come on guys iif u want a real game collection revamped if anything it has to be the legacy of kain games they were just awsome and i really wish theyd make more

benboz
benboz

This will be awesome.

g5naim
g5naim

They should really make more hi-def collections of Sony exclusives. Such as a Siren Collection, what do you guys think? We could have Siren 1, Forbidden Siren 2 (which never saw release here in NA) and Siren: Blood Curse (currently a PSN-only title in NA.)

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Weren't these games already in HD? I've got all three already on 360 in HD. Were they just not released on PS3?

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

We can't get enough of TR and UC can we!? :P

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

I'd recommend buying Legends today and forgetting Underworld and Anniversary. Two major reasons the franchise suddenly sank. Don't get me wrong, Underwold was okay; but was too slow to keep anyone's interest for long. Pace is very important these days.

lampard008
lampard008

It just keeps getting better for the ps3! This and Uncharted 3 and GOW series... and many more great exclusives.

cornerback3
cornerback3

I'm not going to lie, I really like these HD collections, especially of PS2 games. Which is why they need to make an SSX collection which would be perfect to release before the new SSX (how they did it with the gow collection and gow3)

hyksiu
hyksiu

How about Metal gear solid collection?

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

The games aside, what good is a male Tomb Raider avatar? :S

Hungry_Homer111
Hungry_Homer111

When I saw this on here, I was expecting it to be the first 3 games in the series, somewhat like the God of War Trilogy and Sly Cooper Collection. Still, I like this idea and will probably get it whenever I get a PS3.

True_Chaos_UK
True_Chaos_UK

I was hoping for Tomb Raider 1/2/3,there is all ready HD versions of those games out, Im sure it wont be well appreciated as Sly and POP.

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@demonkingx5 Apparently from what I read its an exclusive deal only for Sony. I don't know the details behind it, but I do know that Sony get royalties for these HD remakes. Also Bluray helps a lot since its all stored on just 1 disk.

Tree06
Tree06

That's pretty coll. I wonder how much this pack will cost.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

aww man just imagining a final fantasy 10 hd upgrade makes me feel all warm an fuzzy inside lol but seein as thats my favorite game of all time just thinkin about the possibility makes me so freekin excited an stuff i cant even explain, i mean square is always upgrading there older final fantasys so ff10 hd is a possibility!!

toddx77
toddx77

Awesome, I love these compilation packs. I don't see why more companies don't do this, think about it. Us fans want them, we are willing to pay for them, the game is already made, instead of making a new game all that has to be done is update the graphics and add trophies and then sell it. hint hint Naughty Dog, Insomniac, and Square Enix.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

i say give us final fantasy 10 hd an ff12 hd, metalgearsolid 1-3 hd, devil may cry 1-3 hd an finally kingdom hearts 1-2 hd, and i think those would be best sellers an my day 1 purchases!

survivor9712
survivor9712

the question remains : Will They Fix The Bugs And Glitches ?

gadragod
gadragod

I agree with Kuda, RE-RELEASE THE SOUL REAVER SERIES IN HD AND WITH TWEAKS, DAMN IT! (Caps for emphasis on frustration!)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@Kuda001 I agree with that. Pop soul reaver 1 and 2 along with deception and you have yourself a mighty trilogy.

kbempoleon
kbempoleon

Come on release a jak and daxter one before these.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Good news, good thing it won't be a DL game like the PoP trilogy.

kuda001
kuda001

Oh Gawwd! not Tomb Raider again. What about Soul Reaver 1 & 2.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

How bout a HD remake of ICO, and Shadow of the Colauses. Now THAT would be awesome!!

i_noseworthy
i_noseworthy

@Icehearted: Did you read the article? It has nothing to do with BC, or updating visuals. They're not re-releasing the PS2 titles with updates, they're basically proting over the 360 versions,which were already in HD to begin with. This is nothing like the Sly collection, or the upcoming Team Ico collection. Stop whining...

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

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LordRaymond
LordRaymond

Probably getting this. Still need to get the Sly Cooper Collection.

cfwin
cfwin

Blood omen 1 & 2 in HD plz