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‘Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ tones down violence from the original

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Update: Only one DLC has been reported missing from re-release of "Tomb Raider." The multiplayer DLCs are said to be in the game. Article changed to rectify this mistake.

Reports of violence being toned in the recent release of “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition,” for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, are coming in with visual comparisons to the original 2013 release.

Hardcore Gamer reported on the apparent censorship in the re-release from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, which officially launched January 28th. As they stated, a significant change in violence occurs halfway in the game, where Lara Croft is ganged up and restrained by thugs. In the original release, Lara is bruised and bloodied up, with a gash on her forehead. However, on the Xbox One and PS4 versions, Lara’s face is blood-free. Hardcore Gamer also stated there were other instances of blood being wiped clean from Lara in the game.

The decrease in violence in “Tomb Raider” is strange, given the original and re-release are both rated M. No official response has been given yet as to why the “Definitive Edition” of “Tomb Raider” has been slightly censored from the original, but one theory by VideoGamer suggests it’s due to the remodeling of Lara’s face for next-gen hardware and failing to replicate everything. For those thinking about plunging $60 again for “Tomb Raider” on the PS4 and Xbox One, this censorship could be a real deal breaker.

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