Tip: If the trailer doesn’t play in HD straight away (after the advert) when you expand it to fullscreen mode try just watching it again or after it has started playing click back to the start and pause it for a few seconds.

Square-Enix/Eidos/Crystal Dynamics revealed Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a next-gen version of this year’s Tomb Raider, at the Spike VGX Awards with the above trailer and now they’ve confirmed the Xbox One version supports Kinect 2! The Kinect 2 support includes not only the expected voice commands but also some motion controls that allows you to inspect relics and lean to get different viewpoints.

Here’s more info from the Tomb Raider official Tumblr and the press release:

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Revealed at VGX

As revealed during tonight’s VGX celebration, Tomb Raider is coming to next-gen sooner than you think. We’re super excited to reveal Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was developed in tandem with our friends over at United Front Games and Nixxes, who worked with core Crystal Dynamics team members and assets to rebuild Tomb Raider from the ground up for next-gen consoles.

The team didn’t simply up-rez the game, they pulled it apart and rebuilt it with obsessive detail and new technology, finally allowing us to reach a vision for the game that we always wanted. Now in native 1080P with TressFX hair rendering and a next-gen Lara model, you’ll get the following in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition:

  • The fully rebuilt game for next-generation consoles
  • The Tomb of the Lost Adventurer
  • Eight DLC multiplayer maps
  • Six DLC multiplayer weapons
  • Four DLC multiplayer characters
  • Six outfits for Lara
  • Dark Horse digital comic book “Tomb Raider: The Beginning”
  • Brady Games digital art book “Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival”
  • “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider” documentary series

As for other next-gen additions, The Xbox One allows you to use Kinect to change weapons, attachments, and navigate the menu with your voice. You can also rotate and inspect relics with hand gestures, and find new viewpoints by leaning into the world.

 

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Press Release

TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION ANNOUNCED AT SPIKE VGX 2013

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions scheduled for US release 1/28/2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio today announced TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is coming to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft  and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on January 28th, 2014.

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION is the character defining action-adventure where a young and inexperienced Lara Croft transforms into a hardened survivor. This fully re-built version for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One features an obsessively detailed Lara and a fully realized lifelike world.

Lara Croft presented in unprecedented high definition detail:

-       An all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles
-       TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion with every strand being physically active
-       Shader and lighting reworked to showcase the raw physicality of Lara’s journey through sweat, mud, and blood materials and effects

A physical world put in motion thanks to brand new hardware architecture:

-       The world has been dynamically brought to life using complex physical world simulation on trees, foliage, cloth, weather, lighting and effects
-       All texture resolutions have been created at 4x resolution for maximum resolution and detail
-       In-game characters, enemies and destructability have been enhanced for added depth and realism
-       Subsurface scattering technology implemented to capture the most physically accurate lighting simulation and deliver a great sense of believability
-       Native 1080p gameplay gives outstanding visual fidelity and showcases the beauty of Yamatai in all its high definition glory

The Definitive Edition of the award-winning action-adventure includes all of the original downloadable content, plus digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos. Customers who pre-order will receive special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art.

“’Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ is so named as it’s exactly what we’ve custom built for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system consoles,” said Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer, Scot Amos. “The new hardware let us finally express the original vision in all of its glory. This was a continued labor of love. We pulled the game apart and rebuilt it with painstaking detail to add enhanced visual storytelling but without changing the award winning tale. The end result is a cinematic living world. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience this rebuilt epic adventure.”

TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 January 28th, 2014, priced at $RRP59.99.

 

Related Links

Official Homepage: www.TOMBRAIDER.com
Official Twitter: @TOMBRAIDER
Official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TOMBRAIDER
Official Tumblr: http://officialTOMBRAIDERblog.tumblr.com/
Official YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/TOMBRAIDER

 

About TOMB RAIDER

The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. TOMB RAIDER, released March 5, 2013 is the fastest selling game in the history of the franchise. TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION is scheduled for release on Xbox One and PlayStatio®4 system consoles January 28, 2014.

TOMB RAIDER is rated “M” (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

 

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com.

 

 

Screenshots

Source: Spike VGX Awards, The Official Tomb Raider Tumblr