Last Updated on November 20, 2023
It might be two years since the announcement, but the Lara Croft Collection is finally coming to Nintendo Switch later this month.
Feeaturing two Lara Croft games, this collection features two games: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2010), and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (2014). Eschewing the “Tomb Raider” title, these games focus on the female protagonist as you guide her through various puzzles and challenges, requiring guns and guile.
Gaming’s favourite hero is geared up for her much-anticipated Switch debut in The Lara Croft Collection on June 29th — locked and loaded with both Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, as well as Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
Embark on world-saving exploits as the acrobatic archaeologist, and strap in for hours of tomb raiding and explosive arcade action. Whether playing Lara as a one-woman army, or bringing friends along for co-op, The Lara Croft Collection is packed with exhilarating run-and-gun combat, fiendish traps and clever puzzles that challenge your thinking and test your reflexes.
These are top-down, isometric third person titles, rather than the FPS/third person explorers of the classic Tomb Raider games or the post 2013 revivals (e.g. Shadow of the Tomb Raider).
The games feature:
- Fast paced arcade combat
- Awesome weapon unlocks
- Environmental puzzles
- Challenge tombs
- 2-4 player local co-op
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and has also been issued on mobile platforms. The later game was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but bears similarities to Tomb Raider: The Prophecy, the Game Boy Advance title from 2002.
You can pre-order the Lara Croft Collection ahead of its June 29th release in the Nintendo eShop now.
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