Shadow of the Tomb Raider special editions give players a two day headstart on the game

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Special editions! I…don’t buy them. I’m not judging anyone who buys into super-duper versions of upcoming games, but the only way I’ll part with more of hard-earned blood money (does anyone know how to get bloodstains out of a banknote, asking for a friend) is if said collector’s edition actually has good merchandise included.

Like that Triforce Batmobile edition for Batman: Arkham Knight that never saw the light of day. Dudes, I’m still sitting in a shower and crying about that. Anyway, value is in the eye of the beholder and Square Enix is betting heavy that fans will flock to a special edition that has a very significant bonus attached to it: Two days early access to Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Here’s what you’ll find in store for you, with the obligatory season pass including the following goodies:

Shadow of TR (1)

  • Seven new “Paths” adventures
  • These Paths includes new stories, new missions, challenge tombs, weapons, outfits and  new skills
  • The first challenge tomb will also introduce co-op gameplay
  • Season Pass owners also receive an exclusive weapon, outfit, and skill on launch day

And then the actual limited editions, with escalating prices:

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Limited Steelbook Edition

  • The base game
  • Steelbook packaging
  • Three art cards

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Digital Deluxe Edition

  • The base game
  • Extra weapon and outfit
  • Original game soundtrack

Shadow of the Tomb Raider –  Croft Steelbook Edition

  • The base game
  • Limited edition steelbook packaging
  • Three art cards
  • Season pass content
  • Three extra weapons
  • Three extra outfits
  • Original game soundtrack
  • 48 hours early access

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Ultimate Edition

Shadow of TR (2)

  • Everything included in the Croft Edition
  • Physical items: statue, flashlight, bottle opener

There has been some concern that the Croft Steelbook edition will be region-specific, while the Ultimate Edition will require you to do some pricey importing if you want to get your hands on it. Local retailers only seem to have the vanilla edition up for order so far, but I’ve sent out a few emails to see if they’ll be available for the impatient raider of tombs ahead of the September release date. I’ll update this post as soon as I hear back.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more Tomb Raider content, then don’t forget to feast your eyes on the latest selection of screenshots that were posted over the weekend. They’re quite pretty they are.

Last Updated: April 30, 2018

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