Rather than the glamour of the Lara Croft of old, the controller channels the new game’s grittier take on the adventuring heroine.
We’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing though! Rather than delivering a swish new controller, the limited edition piece (inspired by Lara’s climbing axe) uses a two layer build with a laser etched finish to result in a worn look, complete with scrapes, chips and fingerprints.
It’s certainly got character, but we wouldn’t want to try selling this as “New” on eBay!
The controller, a Game exclusive in the UK that features the newer rotating pop-in, pop-out D-Pad, will cost £39.99.
We’re going hands-on with the Tomb Raider reboot next week, so check back to Tech digest then for our first impressions of Lara’s latest outing.
By Gerald Lynch | January 11th, 2013