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Tomb Raider Costume DLC for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix today announced the Tomb Raider costume downloadable contentset for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The DLC will be available to download from launch (February 11, 2014) via the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360.

The DLC, a wardrobe staple for any avid adventurer, will include Lara Croft’s unmistakable gear, as made famous in the Tomb Raider game released in 2013, and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition released earlier this year. In addition to the vest, shorts, boots, players will also receive the exclusive Survivor’s Axe and Riot Shield to help them during battle.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on February 11, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as a digital download on the PlayStation Network, for $59.99. The game is coming soon to Xbox 360 Games on Demand. The collector’s edition will be available in limited quantities for both platforms and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99.

Via: Square Enix Blog

Original 1996 Tomb Raider running the classic at 2400x1800 on LPC

The Lara Croft of 2014 may have fancy TressFX hair and a killer bow, but we still have fond memories of the original Lara, who fearlessly explored mysterious and oppressive tombs way back in ‘96. The rebooted Tomb Raider’s Definitive Edition may be a console exclusive, but we say the definitive Tomb Raider has been on PC for 18 years.

To prove that the sunglass-wearing Lara looks as sharp as ever, we grabbed Tomb Raider 1+2+3 from GOG and installed the games on the Large Pixel Collider. The LPC deemed Tomb Raider’s original resolution unworthy, however, and opted to run the game at 2400x1800–about 3.5 million more pixels than the Voodoo graphics cards of the 90s were used to pushing. A handy free utility called nGlide allowed us to run Tomb Raider at the highest resolution we could muster, but we left everything else about the game pure and unmodified. No mods. No texture packs. Original 4:3 aspect ratio.

Ready for a dose of early 3D nostalgia? Then grab your dual pistols and check out our screenshots of Tomb Raider, released on October 25, 1996 in the UK and November 14 in the US.

Via: PC Gamer

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Launch Trailer

Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, today released a new trailer for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles on January 28th, 2014.

Lara Croft in unprecedented detail

• An all new face and head for Lara, handcrafted exclusively for next-gen!

• TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion for the new Lara

• Increased polygon body density with new sweat, mud and blood materials and effects

A world in constant motion

• Underbrush reacts as Lara passes by, wind whips tree branches and tattered cloth around, rain pierces through searchlight beams as individually lit particles

• All texture resolutions have been increased by over 4x for maximum detail

• In-game characters have been enhanced for added realism

• Subsurface scattering technology literally renders the world’s beauty beyond skin deep

• Native 1080p gameplay for outstanding visual fidelity

The Definitive Edition of the award-winning action-adventure includes all of the original downloadable content, plus digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos. Customers who pre-order will receive special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art.