Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition – What’s Inside?
March 7, 2013 | Follow comments
By Montel Allen
Tomb Raider was released two days ago and was even welcomed with early, positive reviews. Alongside the normal $59.99 retail copy of the game, Crystal Dynamics has released a collector’s edition of the reboot. I had the opportunity to do an official unboxing of the collector’s edition which you can see here.
So let’s see what’s all in the box.
First thing that drops out is a small 5 by 8 inch artbook that presents gorgeous illustrations of the characters in the game as well as the locations; it’s truly stunning work. After that is out of the way, we get to the box. The beautiful artwork, similar to the cover art of the standard edition (halved and zoomed in), can easily be slipped off. After removing the sleeve, it reveals a tin survival kit designed with a roughly used, rusty aesthetic. On the face is a logo for Endurance Plymouth, which is surrounded by the slogan “Exceed The Limits” followed by “Expedition”. Below that the text “Survival Kit” is presented in bold, capital letters. The face of the kit is topped off with the placing of a pick axe logo below it all.
The first thing you see when opening the kit is the actual Tomb Raider game in it’s standard retail case. Inside the case there’s obviously the disc, product registration card, and the instructional booklet, but since this is the collector’s edition it comes with 3 XBox live codes for the hunter multiplayer skin, the Shanty Town multiplayer map and 14 free days of XBox Live Gold. Under the case there is a random code for some Hitman Absolution DLC weapons. Next thing we see is a double sided poster. One side is the lovely artwork displaying Lara Croft. It’s the cover we are all familiar with, with the absence of the titles or logos. On the other side of the poster shows a map of Yamatai, the island where the game takes place. It highlights 8 key areas including Mountain Village, Shrine Ruins, Cliffside Bunker and more.
Next up in our bundle is a 5 by 7 lithograph of Lara wielding a bow and flaming arrow, a weapon you can use later in the game. Under that, yet another layer of content is given. The original soundtrack for the game, composed by Jason Graves, is gifted. The OST includes ten tracks that you will here as you follow Lara on her journey. Note: This isn’t the entire soundtrack, but a sampling. There are also three iron on badges that each represent an element of the game. One is an animal instinct logo, one is a flaming arrow, and the other a pick axe.
Finally after getting all of the awesome exclusives from the collector’s edition, the diamond begins to shine. Under all of the aforementioned goodies is the 8 inch Lara Croft figurine. This model of Lara is very flexible and should satisfy all of your posing needs. It comes with three additional hand models for holding different weapons. Weapons included are a shotgun, a pistol, a bow and an arrow, and a pick axe. Most of which she can carry all at once.
If you were lucky enough have snagged the collector’s edition, it is definitely worth the $99.99 price tag. I hope you all enjoyed the details given in the article. Be sure to check back with GameZombie.tv for our full review of Tomb Raider soon.