The Aspyr team explained the work done on the collection in a post published on the PlayStation Blog Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered And news and changes It is designed to adapt the original games to modern platforms ahead of the launch planned for February 14.
The developers were very clear on one point: the gameplay of the first Tomb Raider is “timeless” and therefore in this sense they decided not to change even a comma of the original code, instead focusing on some additions. modern control system This complements the traditional one.
“We had the firm belief that the gameplay of Tomb Raider I, II and III was excellent. untimely and through the use of existing source code, we were able to see every element (jumps, secrets, enemies, and puzzles) as they were conceived and designed by the original development team,” said director Chris Bashaar. “So the conversation was: How can we surprise and satisfy these fans? It was at this point that we started thinking about additions rather than changes. ”
As for the new control system, Aspyr claims that it was inspired by the Legend, Anniversary and Underworld episodes of Tomb Raider. As a result, the right stick controls the camera, and Lara’s movements depend on her position, as in any modern game. In any case, if desired, it will be possible to activate the classic system of the original games from the options.
Other changes include adding an on-screen health bar for bosses, replacing 2D sprites with 3D models, 200 trophies to receive and a rich Photo mode. Aspyr notes that there are other little gems in the collection, which he prefers not to reveal so as not to spoil the surprise for players.
Changes in the graphics section
Clearly much of the studio’s work is graphics department Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered is a remastered version of the games with modifications that remain faithful to the originals.
In this sense they were added fixed lighting effects and others calculated in real time, new models, enemies and environments and new animation effects for Lara. It’s all clearly visible with the higher resolution, frame rate and 16:9 screen ratio. Moreover, even the most nostalgic will be happy to know that it will be possible to switch from modern graphics to original graphics or vice versa at any time.
As for dubbing, as reported yesterday, despite initial doubts, Aspyr has confirmed the existence of Italian voices for Tomb Raider 2 and 3, while the first episode will be dubbed in English only, like the original.
We would like to remind you that Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered will be available starting from: February 14, 2024 On PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.