Square Enix has announced that they are planning three “rounds” of bonus content for customers who pre-order Tomb Raider ahead of the game’s release next March. The publisher did not reveal all the incentives today, but did provide details on three retailer specific pre-order bonuses.
Consumers who pre-order from GameStop will not receive any physical bonuses for their efforts, however, they will get access to an exclusive in-game “Challenge Tomb”. This is described as a bonus level not connected to the main gain that contains “all new environment puzzles”.
Pre-orders from Amazon will get “The Final Hours Edition” of Tomb Raider, which includes; a 32 page art book, the Kindle Fire app “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider” hosted by Geoff Keighley, and the in-game exclusive “Hunter Skin” for Lara.
Best Buy Tomb Raider pre-orders will come with The Beginnings Comic Book (a 48 page graphic novel telling the story of Endurance’s ill-fated voyage), and the in-game exclusive “Aviatrix Skin” that gives Lara a 1930’s bomber jacket.
Square Enix also announced that there will be a North American Collector’s Edition of the game, however, details about its contents were not provided.
Tomb Raider is currently scheduled to launch on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Full press release below:
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 9, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the first wave of pre-order bonuses for North American TOMB RAIDER® customers. In coming months, three rounds of content will be available for consumers who pre-order TOMB RAIDER.
The first round of incentives is retailer specific and includes in-game and physical content:
Exclusive in-game CHALLENGE TOMB
In this exclusive standalone tomb, Lara encounters all new environment puzzles to test her brains and brawn.
“The Final Hours Edition” of TOMB RAIDER:
Exclusive 32 page art book created by art director Brian Horton showcasing the art from TOMB RAIDER
Exclusive “Hunter Skin” that grants Lara a layer of action-movie-style natural camouflage
The Final Hours of TOMB RAIDER – ‘Director’s Cut’ Kindle Fire Edition: Go behind the scenes in this interactive app and experience the highs and lows as video game journalist Geoff Keighley documents the inner workings of how famed studio Crystal Dynamics went back to the drawing board to reboot one of the most iconic video games in history
Exclusive TOMB RAIDER: The Beginnings Comic Book and AVIATRIX SKIN
Written by Rhianna Pratchett with cover art by TOMB RAIDER art director Brian Horton, The Beginnings is a 48 page six-part graphic novel which tells the story of how the ill-fated voyage of the Endurance came to be.
AVIATRIX SKIN: an exclusive 1930s adventurer outfit for Lara Croft, complete with bomber jacket
These pre-order initiatives may not reflect pre-order content available in other territories. Additional pre-order bonuses available for all customers will be announced in coming months. For more information and regular updates on all of our pre-order and promotional offers, visit the pre-order hub at www.tombraider.com.
Detail on the North American Collector’s Edition will be made available shortly.