Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics revealed today that not only will Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris receive a Season Pass, but that a Gold Edition of the title will receive a release to select stores. The spin-off of the popular Tomb Raider franchise is expected to be released on December 9.
Despite the fact that the title’s direct predecessor, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, was a download only affair, developer Crystal Dynamics is moving full steam ahead with releasing this outing in stores. The physical release of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will include more than just the game, though, as several bonuses will be included with the package.
The Gold Edition, which will be available for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will include a 3″ figurine of Lara Croft, an artbook filled with concept art for the title, a folding map of the title’s Overworld and the Season Pass, which will cover all future content for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, including the Icy Death and Twisted Gears Packs.
Additionally, Square Enix has announced that certain retailers will have exclusive costume packs for Lara, Carter, Horus and Isis to wear during the campaign. Those who purchase the title through either Steam or other digital retailers will receive the Hitman Pack, which dresses our heroes up in Agent 47’s iconic suit. The pack also comes with Agent 47’s Silverballers and The Agent ring, which increases weapon damage.
GameStop and Amazon will also have their own exclusive costume packs, which will presumably come packed with the Gold Edition of the title. Amazon offers the Deus Ex Pack, which features costumes based around Adam Jensen, as well as a new combat rifle and the Augment ring, which reduces the cost of treasure chests by 10%. GameStop counters with the Lara Croft Legend Pack, which includes retro skins, a golden pistol and The Legend pack, which gives your character health regeneration powers.
I find it interesting that Square Enix is choosing to bring Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to retailers. Besides the fact that the company must have great faith in the quality of the title, it seems to me that this also means that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light did well enough to justify this release. Regardless, the move will allow a new audience to get their hands on the game, which is one of my most anticipated releases for the rest of 2014.