It looks like a certain number of retailers and supermarkets in the UK have been very naughty indeed. Tomb Raider is not due to go on sale until Tuesday officially, but we’ve learned that many gamers were able to snap up the game days, in some cases weeks early. The question is – are you one of the lucky ones?
The Tomb Raider reboot is definitely one of the gaming highlights of March, along with the new Sim City game and Bioshock Infinite that are also due out this month. Crystal Dynamics have spent a long time developing the game, and the reviews seem to justify this with impressive scores from a lot of the top gaming websites.
While it is great that Tomb Raider has a global release date for a change, we doubt Square-Enix or Crystal Dynamics will be too impressed that the street date has been treated with total disregard. We’re already hearing that UK supermarket Tesco started selling the game early over the weekend, while some have even received their game before that and have completed the campaign mode already.
We doubt Tesco was the only seller giving away copies early though, so where did you manage to get yours from if you received the game early? For those who pre-ordered well before the launch date, but have yet to receive the game, this is likely to be a bit of a kick in the teeth, as it just goes to show that walk-ins can often produce the goods if some employees are not aware of the launch date in place.
Either way, it looks like the reboot was a success for Crystal Dynamics and we could be seeing a sequel in the not too distant future. Let us know if you received the game early and if you are happy with the remake after such a long wait.