Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Details, Requirements

Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally arriving for the PC this month.

Originally released as an Xbox exclusive back in November 2015, Lara Croft and her badass ponytail is getting a high definition upgrade that can go as high as 4K resolution.

The game will come in three variations: the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition, and the Collector’s Edition, coming in at $60, $90, and $150, respectively. The Deluxe Edition will come with the game along with its DLC pass. While the Collector’s Edition will feature the Deluxe Edition along with some goodies: a 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replicas of Lara’s journal and jade necklace, and a steel case. The Collector’s Edition will be available at Square Enix’s online store, which is actually similar to the Collector’s Edition for the Xbox (see image below).

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition for Xbox

For the more hardcore fans, the Collector’s Edition is definitely worth the extra money, but if you’re just one of those who can’t wait to see Lara Croft’s pretty face in the highest detail possible, the Standard Edition should suffice.

But before getting hyped up, check out the minimum PC requirements first:

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650 2 GB or AMD HD7770 2 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HD Space: 25 GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Input: Mouse + Keyboard

There is no available information yet regarding the recommended settings for optimum performance, but it’s safe to assume that it’ll probably cost a fair amount of money to shoot for that glorious 4K resolution setup.

On the other hand, the PlayStation version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will not come until the 2016 holiday season — which is kind of both a good thing and a bad thing. Good, because someone *might* give it to you as a present or it *might* come on a holiday sale, either way it’ll save you good money. Bad, because … Well, it’s a year late.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: Lara Croft at her finest

Despite being around more than a decade, Lara Croft’s charm and popularity still hasn’t waned one bit, as exemplified by Rise of the Tomb Raider’s stellar reviews.

In the game, players control Lara Croft on another grand adventure that takes her to Syria and Siberia. Players are able to scavenge for resources in the wild and craft them into equipment — similar to another upcoming game — combined with the familiar gameplay of beating the crap out of enemies and solving puzzles.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available for the PC on January 28.



Image: Square EnixSteam

News: GameSpot.com

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