GameStop offers the "Challenge Tomb," a new location full of "environment puzzles." Amazon gives you a raft of content – though not an actual raft, which Lara would probably find useful. Instead, you get a "Hunter Skin" that basically covers Lara in mud; a Kindle Fire copy of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider; and an art book. Best Buy gives pre-orderers a 48-page hardback comic called "The Beginning," and an "Aviatrix Skin" with a bomber jacket for Lara.
The images provided with these announcements suggest each retailer will have two more offers, revealed in December and January. There were pre-order announcements for the UK and Ireland, as well, which are detailed after the break.
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PRE-ORDER PROGRAMME FOR TOMB RAIDER IN THE UK & IRELAND
First round of pre-order incentives with key retailers announced
LONDON, 9th October 2012– Square Enix Ltd today announced the first wave of pre-order bonuses for TOMB RAIDER consumers in the UK and Ireland. Customers will be able to choose between three versions of the game: a beautifully packaged Standard Edition, a Survival Edition and a Deluxe Collector's Edition.
The Survival Edition will contain the game, a mini art book compiled by TOMB RAIDER'S Art Director Brian Horton, a detailed double sided map of the game's mysterious island setting and a protective survival pouch. Digital offerings will consist of an access code to TOMB RAIDER's atmospheric soundtrack and a DLC weapon pack.
Deluxe Collector's Edition:
The Deluxe Collector's Edition will include the complete Survival Edition, plus a 6" Play Arts Kai Lara Croft figurine and will come housed in a unique Endurance crew member's metal survival box.
The first round of incentives is retailer specific and includes in-game content:
Exclusive in-game EXPLORER BUNDLE. Included in this bundle is an exploration themed CHALLENGE TOMB and an early access bonus survival advantage:
- CHALLENGE TOMB
o An exclusive tomb for Lara to raid! In this new location, Lara will encounter all new environment puzzles that will test her abilities
- FAST CLIMB UPGRADE
o Early access to the fast climb skill upgrade will let Lara ascend mountain faces more quickly. Handy when avoiding her attackers in a fight to take the higher ground!
Exclusive in-game COMBAT STRIKE PACK. This early access combat-themed bundle will improve Lara's chance of survival on the island from day one!
- PISTOL SILENCER UPGRADE
o The pistol silencer will let Lara use stealthy tactics to overcome even the trickiest of situations
- HEADSHOT RETICULE UPGRADE
o The headshot reticule will let Lara utilise her weapons more accurately, when used with the pistol silencer, they make for a deadly combination
- PISTOL BURST MODE UPGRADE
o The three-shot burst pistol upgrade will let Lara unleash a hail of firepower on her foes when under attack
- ANIMAL INSTINCT SKILL UPGRADE
o Animal instinct skill will light up XP-laden animals in Survival Instinct mode to help you upgrade to the next skill in no time
Exclusive TOMB RAIDER: THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK (digital edition)
- Written by Rhianna Pratchett, with cover art by TOMB RAIDER Art Director, Brian Horton, THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK is a digital 48 page six-part comic which tells the story of how this ill-fated voyage of the Endurance came to be. This special edition comic brings together the cast and crew, including a budding young adventurer named Lara Croft, as they prepare for adventure in search of the Yamatai off of the east coast of Japan
- Designed exclusively for Amazon.co.uk
- More details will be announced in the New Year
Further pre-order bonuses for all customers will be announced in coming months.
For more information and regular updates on all of our pre-order and promotional offers, visit the PRE-ORDER HUB at www.tombraider.com