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Bringing the 90s back: Tomb Raider to be remastered (UPDATED)

written by Tyler March 12, 2018
Lara Croft pixellated in Tomb Raider running

Editor’s Note: Square Enix has since shut down these Tomb Raider remasters planned by realtech VR. Read all about it in our update on this story.

Realtech VR just announced via Twitter that they’re developing ports for the first three Tomb Raider games to be remastered and released on Steam. As a bonus though, if you own the original 90s adventure titles, you will receive these remasters for free.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Realtech VR, the folks behind the mobile remasters of Tomb Raider I and II (among many other ports), will be basing the Steam releases off of those ports. They also will be including support for OpenVR and the releases will be done in a new 3D engine. In addition to the Steam releases, Realtech VR will also be releasing a mobile port for Tomb Raider III. Below are some videos highlighting some gameplay from the soon to be released Steam remaster. Realtech VR has been around since the days of the original Tomb Raider titles, so perhaps these releases will be decent.


The Steam remasters for Tomb Raider I, II, and III have yet to get a price (if you don’t own the original DOS versions) or release date, but rest assured you’ll get your fill of Lara Croft very soon. Last year, Square Enix teased a new Tomb Raider title and that we’ll hear more this year. Pretty good timing with the new Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander coming out soon.

The mobile ports don’t seem too bad. Although I haven’t tried them, they seem to be well received in the app store. And hey, if the 2013 reboot and its successor weren’t enough to satisfy your hankering for tomb raiding, then whip out your 5″ computer and download the mobile ports! They’re looking at $1.49 each in the app store. Me, I’ll probably wait for the Steam remasters as the controls appear to be quite clunky in the mobile releases.

What about you geeks? Are you excited to revisit the old ’90s tomb raiding? Let us know in the comments!

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