Tomb Raider was one of the better titles of early 2013, and was quite technically impressive even on current-gen consoles. It looks like it will get even more impressive, if Amazon listings are to believed. A listing appeared on Amazon Italy earlier this week for a PS4 version of Tomb Raider called Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, saying the game will come with an exclusive art book and all previously released multiplayer DLC for the game. Another listing went on to say the game was for next-gen platforms, which are likely the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.
Square Enix, Tomb Raider’s publisher, has only stoked the fires of the rumor. When asked about the rumors, Square told IGN “It’s so hard to keep a secret these days! We appreciate all of the enthusiasm, however we don’t have any details to share just yet. That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December.” All signs now point to this next-gen version of the game to be revealed at Spike’s VGX on December 7th. It should also be noted that Tomb Raider is nominated for Game of the Year from VGX.
This reporter’s opinion: I enjoyed the new Tomb Raider quite a bit, and getting it on next-gen consoles could help with it’s sales a little bit more. Part of me can’t shake this feeling that Tomb Raider was given it’s nomination for Game of the Year because they were making this reveal. I know, I hate conspiracy theories as much as the next guy, but this all just feels a bit off. As anyone who has played the game can tell you, it’s a good game, but just not Game of the Year good. Then again, many could say the same thing for Assassin’s Creed III last year, and that was nominated.
by, Bobby Marquardt