January 10th 2013 9:00 am PT

Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller + how to win one

Today we are announcing the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller. I did a quick video (above) that shows a few of the features and laser etched details. I also posted more photos on my Flickr page as well.  The controller will be priced at US $59.99 (MSRP, check your local retailer for pricing) and be available world-wide when the game launches in March. Here is the official press release:

Experience Lara Croft’s First Adventure with the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDERLimited Edition Wireless Controller

 

At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix unveiled the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDERLimited Edition Wireless Controller – the perfect commemorative companion marking Lara Croft’s return to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Developed in collaboration with artists at Crystal Dynamics, the design of the controller features a two-layer color finish with laser etching to create a realistic and tactile worn appearance inspired by Lara’s iconic climbing axe and the tourniquets that result from the adventure in her intense origin story, as told in this latest title. The controller also features a customizable D-pad that switches from a “plus” design to a “disc” pattern for better control, and a wireless range of up to 30-feet that allows for more freedom in your home environment as you explore and play the game.

In addition, those who purchase the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller will receive a download token for an Xbox 360 exclusive playable TOMB RAIDER character. The controller will be available timed to the launch of the game worldwide and is priced at $59.99 (U.S. ERP).

About TOMB RAIDER

Available beginning March 5, 2013, built from the ground up for the Xbox 360 and featuring add-on content which will be available first on the platform, TOMB RAIDER explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. In the all-new TOMB RAIDER a survivor is born.

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PLUS: I’ve got five of this beauties to give away. How do you win? Simple:

In the comments below,  post what your favorite ‘Tomb Raider’ video game is and why.

I’ll then randomly choose FIVE people to win an Xbox 360 Tomb Raider LE Controller.

The rules: Deadline to enter is 9:00 a.m. Pacific on January 18,  2013. One randomly selected winner will be notified by e-mail or Twitter. One entry per person. Read this if you have questions about the Disqus commenting system. Contest is open to anyone who lives in an Xbox region

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include your Twitter information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you won.

 

Update: Congratulations to the winners:

@BoomStickChick @realEvanem20 @schoon  @drcalypso  @omymarshmellows

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/DrSinisterer Ian Davison

    Tomb Raider2 was my favorite as I got my first graphic card at the same time! The game suddenly looked gorgeous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Purplejoker Nathan S. Dean

    My favorite Tomb Raider game would have been ‘Chronicles’. That’s when I was first introduced to the series & I would play while I was stationed in Germany. It was one of the few games my wife didn’t mind watching me play & we would figure out the puzzles together.

  • http://twitter.com/noahremainsanon Noah G. Rodriguez

    I have fond memories of Tomb Raider 2 when I was much younger. I thought the game was confusing and hard to control at first but once I got the hang of it I was cartwheeling and flipping and dispatching enemies with ease. I really wonder what the new Tomb Raider has to offer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.lawson.71 Phil Lawson

    The first was the most memorable. I loved the style of the animations and attention to detail.

  • http://twitter.com/bendigodentist David O’Malley

    Has to be the original TR I’ll always remember visiting my friends house 30 minutes watching the pass the controller and 30 minutes playing

  • D3ath From Abov3

    The first Tomb Raider. To play as a female Indiana Jones was totally epic.

  • http://twitter.com/MarijuanaBlunts Weed Lova

    I really cant decide since I like them all.. thats like asking my which game of COD I like.. dont make me choose.. but to follow the rules Ill just say the first one because it was great lol

  • http://twitter.com/TheR69L No One

    Mine has to be the orginal TombRaider on PS1 because it was one of my first games I played and was amazing to me.

  • http://twitter.com/alanp9 Alan Pendleton

    The first Tomb Raider, because of the sense of adventure and wonder that came along with it. It felt like a new era in gaming had begun.

  • http://twitter.com/ayecrispy Chris Bautista

    Guardian of light for thr co-op!

  • http://twitter.com/jaypr1me Jason C. Horsman

    My favorite Tomb Raider game is the original back on the Sega Saturn. At the time it was a great adventure game with a female protagonist.

  • http://twitter.com/IanGroenlund Ian Grønlund

    The first game! It was new and brilliant! Lara Croft was the Pitfall Harry – and she is the for the 21th century too now ;) @IanGroenlund

  • http://twitter.com/muydess Marc Uydess

    Nothing beats the original. The game that started it all. Without it there were be no series or this awesome controller.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387793966 Ben Kerry

    Has to be Tomb Raider 4. Memories of being stuck on that tutorial level as a kid will haunt me forever. (Twitter = @iShotgunBlues )

  • http://twitter.com/krazycomet Kurtis Halley

    Original Tomb Raider

  • Ben watson

    Nothing beats the original TR. where it all started.

  • Eldubbing

    The original will always be my favourite…one of the first games I played with an actual story (and the requirement for some skill!)…it started me on my gaming journey! – eldubbing

  • http://twitter.com/Inc0mp3rtus Ahmed Alsubaie

    First Tomb Raider because it’s so classic!

  • http://twitter.com/RustyPonds Tim Hennessey

    Tomb Raider: Legend. It was a solid revival for what had become a stale/directionless franchise. Good graphics at the time as well.

  • Felipe Cosentine

    Tomb Raider: Underworld, my first on XBOX!!

  • Ellena Parsons

    Tomb Raider 1, because I first had it on the Sega Saturn, and just remember the graphics not being so bad at the time! I’ve owned it for nearly 20 years and only just finished it recently, so that’s some staying power. :) It’s funny how you can have so much fun just on the house level. Shame theres no butler to lock in the fridge on TR1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Andy.or.AJ Andrew Stephens

    Tomb Raider II, simply for the freedom of exploring the secrets of Croft Manor. Locking the butler in the fridge, the obstacle course or quad bike track.

  • http://twitter.com/ryehexagon Ryan Blanchard

    Tomb Raider III is great. It was the first one I played back on my pentium 3 – 133mhz and is still fun even today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.bates.94 Casey Bates

    Hands down, tomb raider 1. From entering the game and bring attacked by wolves all the way to t Rex! Great game with good replay value.

  • http://twitter.com/lucystew lucystew

    For me, it’s the first Tomb Raider game, because it is the first “3-D” video game I ever played.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.jones.92505 Jeremy Jones

    The 1st Tomb Raider. It’s the best Indiana Jones game I’ve ever played!

    • http://twitter.com/tombraiderking0 josh williams

      hiya. umm yeah. dont mean to burst your bubble, but tomb raider 1 is NOT part of the indiana jones series. TR and indiana jones games are 2 separate series. TR has a woman called lara croft and indiana jones games have himself in them. there you go. thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Kain_27 Kyle Smith

    I’d have to go with the first Tomb Raider. I still remember it quite vividly while I was growing up as a kid. The environment was fantastic throughout most of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/DirtyBojanglez Denny Hilliard

    Tomb Raider III was my favorite TR game. It came out at a time where I had so many games to play yet it was that game that took away most of my attention. I have a lot of neglected homework to blame on that game…

  • Ryan McFadden

    The first Tomb Raider probably! I played that so much, such a great game!

  • Jonathan

    It is extremely difficult to choose just a single game, but I guess for me the best “Tomb Raider” game was “Tomb Raider Anniversary.” Not only because of its graphics, variety of locations and gameplay, but also for all the good moments that this game made me remember. It brought my chilhood back, it made me recall all those days that I spent in front of my PC playing the original game, how I got stuck in certain stages and all the chanlenges that I was able to overcome. That is why, for me, this game was and still is priceless.

  • http://twitter.com/palmersoft Greg Palmer

    The original TR is my favorite, along with Resident Evil it really took gaming to another level and I have many fond memories of playing these on the original Play Station.

  • Barry Johnson

    My favorite Tomb Raider was the original. The thrill of the first movie ws still fresh, Angela was still fresh, and the next level of video game graphics had not hit to upstage this version.

  • http://twitter.com/dwalins dwalins

    El primero porque no hay nada como el original! ^^

  • JevonG

    The first was my favorite. Nice intro to the series.

  • http://twitter.com/shriyanshk shriyansh kothari

    My favorite game in Tomb raider series is Tomb Raider : Angle of Darkness as it was my very first game on PlayStation 2 and had an RPG element in it i.e we can choose the conversation.

  • http://twitter.com/Hardkore99 Keith Neufeld

    Mine would have to be Guardian of Light just for the co-op element it brought to the series but really all of them were entertaining. New one is definetly looking like it will be a new favorite though lol.

  • http://twitter.com/ant_pc Antonio Pérez

    for me the first one was the best. Just because was the original one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.shutler Bill Shutler

    My favorite Tomb Raider game was probably the very first one. At the time it was unlike any other game I had ever seen. For the time, the graphics were awesome, and walking into a giant wide open tomb for the first time is a memory I will never forget in gaming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ARCTrooper78 Ian Whittingham

    Tomb Raider 1, because I still remember playing it over christmas when it first came out & then playing it again on every system it was available for.

  • http://twitter.com/chillieguy Chuck Underwood

    The Original Tomb Raider. The first time experiencing Tomb Raider and Lara Croft can never be recreated.

  • http://twitter.com/AngelofDeath823 J

    The Original Tomb Raider was my favorite because it was new, different and fun to play

  • RIHaleh

    My favorite Tomb Raider video game is TOMB RAIDER REBORN because is the newest…

  • http://twitter.com/rainmaker395 Trey Archer

    Guardian of light. It was a load of fun.

  • http://twitter.com/Deatheater299 john adkins

    I actually like them all i love the game play and style

  • http://www.facebook.com/villewaltteri.herrala Ville-Waltteri Herrala

    Tomb Radier II – the first one I ever played. Mind you I did later play the first one as well, but this one has the most memories attached to it :D

  • http://twitter.com/CptPajamaShark Joshua Morgan

    The original Tomb Raider. I had it for the Sega Saturn and it was the only game I owned. I had no clue to pull the plastic tab for the battery and because of that I was never able to save my game. I played that game so much that I was able to beat it in one sitting in a few hours. I finally called Sega to ask why I wasn’t able to save and they told me to pull the plastic tab. I felt like an idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/Frostygills Frostygills

    Love the whole series

  • http://twitter.com/Symel1337 Symel1337

    My favorite one is the first Tomb Rider, at the time it was the best action game with puzzle Elements. Lot of fun !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Max-Eastwood/100000572591860 Max Eastwood

    The original tomb raider. Everything else is just addons

  • Starzan Norman

    Tomb Raider Underworld and Guardian of Light, great story awesome gameplay!!! @Dunmius8

 

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