Tomb Raider now available for pre-load, new trailer hypes for release

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By on March 2, 2013 at 10:50 am

Tomb Raider’s release is finally almost upon us; on March 5, Lara’s reboot will be in your hands. If you’ve decided to grab the Crystal Dynamics effort through Steam, you still have a few days to take advantage of a 10% discount, and can begin preloading. The PC version apparently comes with an optional set of HD textures so you may want to get what is likely to be a whopping download started ahead of time.

To get you in a mood, here’s some footage of Lara being absolutely brutal while a bunch of wannabes express their admiration. If you enjoy this trailer or are jealousy hoarding your Internode data quota, you can grab it from our file mirror.

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aaron_fleming

Contact your favourite game retaller. EB Games here in Port Augusta released it yesterday (1st March)
Got my Tomb Raider Survival Kit and the game is amazing!

 

Just got my e-mail from Green Man Gaming. Pre-loading now…though still have to wait for Steam to unlock :(

 

Really looking forward to this one. It’s getting good reviews so far too.

 

I can confirm what Aaron said. Cairns has released it already.

 

actually EB games broke release date around aus and you have been able to get it since 9am 1st March Aus wide

 

can play the 360/ps3 version early, pc copy still uses steam and won’t unlock until the 5th

 

Been pretty hilarious watching the kids whine on the 250+ commented thread over on the Steam discussions demanding that Valve/Steam/Eidos/SQUARE/God unlock the game NOW!! since they ‘own’ the game right this instant, never mind the fact that EB clearly acted out of order here.

Ah well, got the GmG version all pre-loaded and ready to play at 11pm Monday night.
was that HD pack part of the 10gb download or will it be separate like Skyrim I wonder.

 

Pre-loading the 8.8gb game now, even if they did unlock it I won’t be playing for a while anyway…

 

8.8gb isn’t too bad really.. has anyone found out if there is a separate download for HD textures and how big it is?

I’ll probably still play the game with a controller through Steam

 

Game seems awesome. That video? “I am wank.”

 

I’m interested to see a GoN review, I’ve read a couple that made it seem quite bad.

 
Ralph Wiggum

stoibs:
Been pretty hilarious watching the kids whine on the 250+ commented thread over on the Steam discussions demanding that Valve/Steam/Eidos/SQUARE/God unlock the game NOW!! since they ‘own’ the game right this instant, never mind the fact that EB clearly acted out of order here.

Some of the comments like “You’ve ruined my weekend” and “Write to your local MP” are pretty pathetic.

 

Normally EB breaks street date if someone else does first and they get permission from the distributor.

Only time I can think of when EB broke first was when Duke Nukem Forever released early. That was due to their SMS provider screwing up and sending out the “DNF is out now” text messages a day early.

 

Saw it on sale at JB yesterday for $60 or so, was thinking about picking it up as I loved the original tomb raider (I’m a sucker for Indiana Jones style exploration) but will wait to read more reviews, the ausgamers one was pretty praising.

If it captures the old TR gameplay without the pathetic “fan service” It’ll be a winner in my books.

 

Heads up for anyone who doesn’t know, CJS CD Keys are selling Tomb Raider steam keys for $32.41 AUD. They also got there keys early too so you should get to pre-load it.
Link below for anyone a bit strapped for cash.

http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Tomb-Raider-Steam-Key.html?setCurrencyId=4

 

nekosan:
I’m interested to see a GoN review, I’ve read a couple that made it seem quite bad.

We’d love to provide you with one, but we — and other PC gaming sites — still haven’t been able to play the game yet :/

 

Got this game for 36 bucks from green man gaming with the 20 percent off code. Pre loaded, now just waiting for it to unlock.

 

played it last night on my mates xbox360, this game is fucking good from what i’ve played so far. i’ll be getting it on PC for sure.

 

stoibs,

My mate practically threw a tantrum in EB Games on Saturday. It was almost “how dare you sell me this game that I can’t install yet?” He bought it anyways, but I kind of feel a little for the poor girl on the other side of the counter who was on the receiving end of his tirade. I’m tempted to pull out the “E” word here.

Me? I bought it, whacked in the product code and preloaded it ready for tomorrow, where I’ll just leave my PC running during the day to activate it. Then I’ll be going home tomorrow afternoon, plonking myself in front of my PC and just playing. Great stuff, can’t wait! :)

 
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