Developer Aspyr has dropped a heap of new information on its upcoming trilogy of glowed-up (Glow-upped? Glown-up?) Tomb Raider games with Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, which launches on February 14th.
The studio revealed a number of the visual upgrades to this game in a post on the PlayStation Blog, where it described wanting to iterate and add to the game as opposed to revising anything, building on the exact game that players remember with the existing source code.
Some of the more exciting updates include the choice between the classic “tank” style controls and a modern control scheme, health bars for bosses, 3D item sprites and even a dedicated Photo Mode which I’m very excited to toy with. Probably most exciting is the reveal that the game will have over 200 trophies, no doubt spread across each of the three titles, with Aspyr confirming that, yes, you will get a trophy for locking poor old Winston in the freezer in the Croft manor.
Baked and real-time lighting effects – These changes add to the immersion and mood of the environment.
Graphics toggle – At any point during gameplay, including in Photo mode, you can swap between the original and modern graphics.
New models, environments, and enemies – As shown in our initial reveal, we’ve added new models for a consistent modern look and feel. We’re excited to showcase how these PS1 environments would look with modern technologies and tools.
New model for Lara Croft – Her original outfits are stunning. Her silhouette—iconic. Need I say more?
Additional updates – We love the classic look of the animations, textures, and VFX. We’ve made adjustments in the modern scheme to look consistent with the updated models for a polished final look.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC on February 14th, 2024. Check out a trailer below: