Square Enix announced a Rise of the Tomb Raider collector’s edition, available exclusively from the Square Enix online store and the official Tomb Raider store. It will cost you $149.99, but the collector’s edition comes with some cool stuff:
- Full Xbox One retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider
- 12-inch statue of Lara Croft
- Collectible steel case
- Replica of Lara’s leather in-game journal
- Model of Lara’s jade necklace
Square Enix is offering free shipping for the contiguous 48 states, and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and international orders will get $10 off the normal shipping fee.
Rise of the Tomb Raider continues Lara Croft’s story from where it left off in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. Lara escaped the island she was trapped on in the first game, but she is still haunted by the experience, both emotionally and physically; the shadowy organization responsible for it, called Trinity, is pursuing her. She isn’t about to be beaten, though, and she fights back by doing what she’s best at—uncovering ancient secrets and exploring tombs. This time Lara is in the mountains of Siberia, searching for the ancient city of Kitezh, built by the Grand Prince Vladimir in the 13th century.
The Tomb Raider reboot has received over 70 “best of” nominations and has sold more than 6.5 million copies. It has been praised for its graphics and storytelling (Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer for both Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider). Lara Croft and her games have been around for decades at this point, and she’s a beloved character, notable for her tenacity and curiosity. Lara’s character has changed a lot over the years, but it’s hard to argue that she isn’t an important protagonist in gaming, and will hopefully remain so.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is launching exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10, 2015. It will be available on other platforms at some point in 2016.