Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s official trailer hit the Internet earlier today, and to celebrate, Square Enix opened up the floodgate for pre-orders.
As with most games these days, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release in multiple editions, specifically the Standard, Digital Deluxe, Croft, and Ultimate Edition. All editions come with the base game, and each digital pre-order also includes a skill boosters pack (fairly self-explanatory). Moreover, anyone who pre-orders anything other than the standard edition will be able to download and play the game two days early, which is bound to please plenty of gamers. And result in more than a few jerks who will post spoilers on the Internet. Oh, and the PC version comes with exclusive Steam wallpapers, just for gamers who want a little something extra.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider Standard Edition, priced at $60, will only include the game, while Digital Deluxe Edition, which costs an extra $10, will also come packed with the game’s soundtrack and an additional weapon and outfit. We have no idea what the weapon or outfit will be, but since they are as selling points for different editions, they are likely more than just cosmetic skins. As for the Croft Edition, which costs $90, it includes everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition plus two more weapons/outfits and the season pass — because all games need a season pass. Last and certainly not least, the Ultimate Edition, which includes a physical version of the game (Xbox One or PlayStation 4 only), comes with everything in the Croft Edition plus three physical goodies in the form of a statue, an ice axe-shaped bottle opener, and a flashlight — all for the exorbitant price of $200.
You might be wondering about the season pass. Well, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider site promises it will provide seven new adventures, also known as “Paths.” Each Path will give players a new side mission, challenge tomb, outfit, skill, and weapon. With luck, these missions will be worth the price of admission.