The world’s most notorious, dual-gun-toting spelunker is ready for her next big adventure and, this time around, she’ll be bringing some friends along for the ride. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is set to launch this winter in both physical and digital formats, including some nifty special edition goodies and, you guessed it, a season-pass’ worth of post-launch content.
Before the Tomb Raider reboot that took the world by storm a couple of years ago, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was easily the best game the series had seen in a long, long time. Mrs. Croft’s 3D adventures went stale two generations ago and never could seem to shake a nagging sense of mediocrity. Then along comes a 2.5D cooperative puzzle game, offering up loads of fun dungeons, enemies to battle and clever puzzles that forced players to work together and think outside the box.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light quickly became one of my favorite downloadable games, and I was bummed to hear that there were no official plans to make a sequel. Then Tomb Raider dropped and wowed everyone, leading me to believe that there was no chance we’d see a return to the Lara Croft series anytime soon.
Then, out of nowhere, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix pulled back the curtain on Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris during E3 2014, and it looks like we’re in for another puzzle-filled romp on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Now sporting four-player co-op, players will be able to dish out a little extra cash for the Gold Edition of the game, which will include a 3” Lara figurine, an artbook and a map of the game world. In other words, yes, it looks like Temple of Osiris has turned into something big enough to warrant a physical release, whereas Guardian of Light was digital only.
You can also get some special loot for pre-ordering the game from various retailers. Pre-order from GameStop and you’ll get the Tomb Raider Legend skins, including golden pistols, a nostalgic look for Lara and a ring that beefs up your damage. Amazon pre-orders will earn gear inspired by Deus Ex, while Steam and other digital retailers will get the HitmanPack, featuring outfits and gear inspired by that particular series.
Finally, a season pass will be available for purchase alongside the game, including all future DLC. This content includes even more skins, as well as additional tombs in the Icy Death and Twisted Gears packs.
Look for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to hit Xbox One, PS4 and PC on Dec. 9.