The Tomb Raider franchise has long been one of the most popular franchises in gaming. It even transcended the video game industry and ended up receiving two movie adaptations - with Angelina Jolie starring in both, no less - in the early 2000s. However, as popular as Lara Croft was, the Tomb Raider games weren't as good in the eyes of critics.
Then, in 2013, Crystal Dynamics decided to change this perception by rebooting the entire Tomb Raider franchise.
Their reboot explored the earlier life of Lara Croft. It put the players in the shoes of a normal human being thrust into unnatural circumstances. Risky as it was, Crystal Dynamics' decision to restart the franchise and switch to a more action-adventure type of title with hints of stealth, survival and a healthy dose of exploration proved to be a success.
2013's Tomb Raider later went on to become the best-selling title in the franchise. It ended up receiving two sequels and a video game movie adaptation to boot.
With that said, Crystal Dynamics isn't finished just yet.
After revealing that a new Tomb Raider game is currently in development, a way to revisit the first three rebooted titles in one single package is reportedly on its way.
Accidental Microsoft Store Leak Brings Exciting News to Tomb Raider Fans
Even though it'll be a while before we'll see Lara Croft in action in a new game, it's not all bad news for fans of the franchise.
According to an accidental leak via the Microsoft Store, a number of Tomb Raider games will all be packaged in one bundle that will arrive on March 18. This will reportedly include Crystal Dynamics' rebooted trilogy. This includes all the DLC and additional content released for every one of the games since their release.
If this is indeed true, then it's the perfect way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise.
Crystal Dynamics' DLC content for their trilogy of Tomb Raider games are all worth playing. In particular, Blood Ties and Lara's Nightmare, for the Rise of the Tomb Raider are widely considered the best in the trilogy.
Unfortunately, this is no reason to celebrate just yet. The bundle, named Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy, did not have a price attached to it. Not to mention, it doesn't seem to come with next-gen enhancements. This means that it'll probably be just a collection of all the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the trilogy.
With that said, we shouldn't expect the price tag to be lower than $60. There's also the possibility of multiplayer being cut entirely like what happened with the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.