Tomb Raider Trilogy shows off PS3 makeover

PS3 gamers who like a bit of Lara Croft are advised to pick up the Tomb Raider Trilogy pack when it’s launched later this month. You’ll get a copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld, which was previously released for PS3, as well as newly remastered, HD versions of Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary. This is the first time the pair of games will be available for PS3 – and the guys at Crystal Dynamics want to show off the differences between the original PS2 version and the new revamp.

Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
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Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
(Click to enlarge)

Rather than starting from scratch, the developers and art crew took the assets and textures from the HD Xbox 360 and PC versions, and then re-used them, re-working everything into a newer, brighter adaptation of the original game.

Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
(Click to enlarge)

Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
(Click to enlarge)

Hi Tomb Raider& Lara Croft fans,

As promised, here are a selection of PS2/PS3 comparison screenshots from the upcoming Tomb Raider Trilogy release.
Over the next few weeks we’ll continue to release numerous more screenshots and information on our Lara Croft Facebook page as we get closer to launch.

Happy viewing
@Crystaldkarl

Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
(Click to enlarge)

Tomb Raider Trilogy - PS2 / PS3 screenshot comparison

PS2 on left, PS3 on right
(Click to enlarge)

The new images are actually causing some controversy among hardcore Tomb Raider fans. Many are claiming that the PS2 images “look better”, criticising the “colourless, uni-directional” light source of the PS3 version. The atmospheric bloom that was so prevalent has been removed, but the simple textures and low-poly models remain. Fans don’t seem to be sure if Crystal Dynamics replaced the wrong elements.

Tomb Raider Trilogy is out on March 25th.


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