The Tomb Raider reboot trilogy of games is a collective masterpiece. These games have genuinely redefined what it is to play a Tomb Raider game, and for that I’m thankful. I’ve always been a fan of the games, having played them on PC and PS1 when they first came out. I was never hooked by them though. The Uncharted series showed me what this type of game could look like, and when Tomb Raider was taken in a similar direction, I could only jump in and strap myself in for the ride. Now, it looks like all three games in this reboot trilogy are coming to consoles as a collection.
A Microsoft Store listing for Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy was spotted online and reported by Gamespot. According to it, the collection will launch on March 18, and brings all three rebooted Tomb Raider games to modern consoles alongside all of the DLC that ever released for them. It’s pretty likely that this is a true listing. While the developer, Crystal Dynamics, has been working on Marvel’s Avengers for a good while, Tomb Raider is always a good bet for bringing in some cash.
Tomb Raider has traditionally been a PlayStation series. However, these reboot games hit their stride when they were launched across all platforms. When Rise of the Tomb Raider didn’t make it across all platforms at first, fans freaked out. This trilogy will need to be available for everyone from day one, or it could spell doom for the potential sales.
While there’s been no official word from Microsoft or Crystal Dynamics on this at the time of writing, the news will probably come in the next few days. When leaks like this happen, it’s hard to sit on the news. What does seem odd is that the release date is so close, yet there’s been no fanfare. This could be because the games have already been out for years. Announcing a game one day and launching it a few hours later is impressive as long as a leak doesn’t come along to ruin your plans. Hopefully, the fanfare for the trilogy isn’t ruined.