If you grew up in the 90s, the name Lara Croft probably evokes a sense of nostalgia. The iconic archaeologist-adventurer has been a part of pop culture for over two decades, and now she is making a grand comeback on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, with a remastered version of the first three games in the Tomb Raider series. That’s right, Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is all set to hit the stores, promising improved graphics and hopefully, better control schemes than its previous versions.
The Tomb Raider franchise has seen multiple iterations over the years, with the most recent ones being the Square Enix reboots. However, there is something incredibly special about the original trilogy that has left a lasting impact on its fans. The original games were not just about action, platforming, and puzzle-solving; they included elements of mysticism, like dinosaurs, mystic dragons, underwater shipwrecks, and even Area 51, which added an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the gameplay.
While the classic trilogy has been re-released on PC and mobile, the PC version, unfortunately, suffered from subpar controls, making it challenging to navigate Lara through her tomb raiding adventures. This time around, the developers, Aspyr, have worked on improving the graphics and control schemes to provide a more immersive experience. And for those who yearn for the original PlayStation blocky graphics, the game will include a toggle to switch between the remastered and original graphics. Additionally, Aspyr has added new secret levels to each game as a delightful surprise for the fans.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is set to release on February 14th on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. For fans who have fond memories of locking Winston, Lara’s butler, in the freezer, this remastered version will surely bring back a flood of cherished childhood memories.
Lara Croft has always been a trailblazer, breaking stereotypes and setting new standards for female protagonists in video games. The character of Lara Croft has evolved over the years, but the essence of the adventurous and determined archaeologist has remained unchanged. The Tomb Raider series has played a pivotal role in shaping the action-adventure genre, and this remastered version is a perfect opportunity for both old and new fans to experience the magic of the original trilogy.
The Nintendo Switch has become a popular platform for remastered classics, and the addition of Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is a significant milestone for the console. The game’s release on the Switch opens up the opportunity for a new generation of gamers to experience the classic adventures of Lara Croft, and for seasoned fans to relive their favorite moments in a visually enhanced and more polished version.
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