We've heard about the new Tomb Raider in development, and you know what might be the perfect lead-in to the fresh installment…?
A high-definition tribute trilogy, of course. According to TombRaiderBIZ , it seems the German branch of Amazon.com is listing a Tomb Raider Trilogy package for the PlayStation 3. It includes a few last-generation titles, including Legend and Anniversary , along with Tomb Raider Underworld , and it has a European release date of March 22, 2011. And athough Square-Enix hasn't confirmed a release date, they have confirmed the trilogy's existence. According to a spotted Tweet from Karl Stewart, Global Brand Director for Crystal Dynamics:
"Yes, it’s official. #TombRaider PS3 ‘Trilogy’ pack coming in the new year. Full details next week. Watch this space."
Publishers have really gotten into re-releasing popular games in high-definition format; we already have the God of War Collection and the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection shows up next year, too. The gameplay mechanics will obviously remain the same – and critics did have a few problems with the gameplay in those Tomb Raider titles – but there's nothing wrong with Lara in HD. And we're definitely interested to learn more about the new project.
For the most part, we imagine it'd be a fairly popular little package. Besides, three games in one is rarely a bad thing.