Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Will Feature Retro Lara Croft Outfits

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Will Feature Retro Lara Croft Outfits

It has been confirmed that Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal’s Shadow of The Tomb Raider will feature classic costumes for Lara Croft from previous games in the Tomb Raider series. The news comes from our fearless leader LiLi, who recently had some hands-on time with the game. Based on what we know so far, three of the available outfits include Lara’s bomber jacket look from Tomb Raider, her normal look from Tomb Raider II, and her look in Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness.

The retro outfits will also render Lara in a similar fashion to the game she originally appeared in with regards to its home console. That means if you pick the Angel of Darkness outfit, you’re going to get her looking like a PlayStation 2 character model. And these skins aren’t a half-baked effort, either.  They fully animate lips, facial expressions, and hair to make for an immersive experience.  Even though those poly counts may be low, they’ll still keep you invested in the story.

Unfortunately, we currently do not know how players will be able to obtain these retro skins in-game. Certain outfits could be tied to game progress, in-game achievements, things like that. Hopefully Eidos Montreal will fill us in on the details – as well as other potential retro outfits – in the month leading up to the game’s release.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is scheduled to release on September 14th and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with no timed exclusives this time around.  Fans may remember it took almost an entire year for Rise of The Tomb Raider to come to PlayStation 4 after an exclusivity deal with Microsoft.

So, thoughts on the classic Lara Croft outfits? Are you excited to see Lara’s next adventure into the Yucatan Peninsula’s lush jungles?  Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more information on the game and our first impressions next month!

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