Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date / US Pre-Order Guide

The end of the beginning for Lara Croft.


If you thought Lara Croft was the Tomb Raider in the two previous games in the series, you were apparently mistaken. When Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases on September 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the developer says, we will finally experience the "defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider." This rebooted series has been terrific, though, so let's hope Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fitting end to the beginning of Lara Croft's story.

Let's say you're ready to pre-order Shadow of the Tomb Raider. You'll probably want to know about the pre-order bonuses, special editions, where you can buy it, and how much it will cost. Below, you'll find all the information you need to make an educated purchasing decision.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Pre-Order Bonuses

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You'll get a few bonuses if you pre-order Shadow of the Tomb Raider. For one, you get access to the game two days early if you order any version except the standard edition. If you pre-order a physical copy of the standard edition at most retailers, you'll receive a limited-edition steelbook version that comes with three art cards. If you pre-order a digital version of the game, you'll get a skills booster pack that unlocks one skill in each of the three skill tree paths. Aside from those bonuses, many retailers are offering exclusive pre-order bonuses.

Now onto the various editions and where you can pre-order them.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Standard Edition

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In addition to the core game, this edition comes with the pre-order bonuses listed above. Newegg is offering the best pre-order deal on this edition.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Digital Deluxe Edition

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The digital deluxe edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider comes with the game, plus an additional weapon and outfit, and the game soundtrack. Note that Newegg has the lowest pre-order price for this edition.

  • Amazon -- $70 -- Xbox One | PC
  • GameStop -- $70 -- PS4 | Xbox One | PC
  • Microsoft Store -- $70 -- Xbox One
  • Newegg -- $58 -- PC
  • PlayStation Store -- $70 -- PS4
  • Square Enix Store -- $70 -- PC
  • Steam -- $70 -- PC

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Croft Edition

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If you're sure you'll enjoy Shadow of the Tomb Raider enough to buy the season pass, the Croft Edition is for you. It comes with the game, the season pass, three additional weapons and outfits, plus the soundtrack. Once again, Newegg's aggressive pricing make it the cheapest place to pre-order the Croft Edition.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition

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This edition is exclusive to the Square Enix Store, and the best you can do is put yourself on a waiting list to buy it. But if you do manage to snag a copy, you'll get the game, a statue, bottle opener, flashlight, plus a bunch of digital goodies.

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