The latest iteration of Tomb Raider was a breath of fresh air and a much needed shot in the arm that rebooted the classic franchise. Now, we get a hands-on look at the Definitive Edition of the title for the PlayStation 4.
Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements of the PlayStation.Blog posted a recent article, giving us an inside look at what we can expect from this beefed up version. First, he asserts that this“…is not a simple, upscaled version of last year’s critically-acclaimed adventure…One of the first challenges Crystal Dynamics faced was Lara herself —…A new head and face model have been implemented in this portrayal of Lara, bringing new life to the legendary heroine…Lara’s equipment has also been given abundant attention. Her bow and pickaxe clatter, bob all move with her body, giving her entire character a renewed sense of authenticity…The environments were handled with the same attention to detail. The world is packed with more foliage, debris, bits, and bodies than before. Dynamic weather sweeps through levels to bring smatterings of rain and lightning.” Says Clements.
He also touches on the crisp, stellar graphics running at a smooth frame rate in 1080p. In addition, the great thing about a “compilation” release such as this is that you won’t have to worry about collecting all the DLC content. Here, it’s all rolled into one nice package. Clements says, “To sweeten the experience further, Crystal Dynamics has also included all the multiplayer DLC, which means eight maps and six weapons are added to the mix from the get-go. The team even included the Dark Horse comic...”
Pick up Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition for the PlayStation 4 on January 28th.