Shadow of the Tomb Raider and its numerous retail editions were officially revealed today and the next pillar instalment of the long-running video game franchise is now available to pre-order. With this announcement it is clear that the Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Original Game Soundtrack is to be released as enclosed in the following versions of the game:
- Deluxe Edition
- Digital Deluxe Edition
- Croft Edition
- Digital Croft Edition
- Collector's/Ultimate Edition (territory dependent)
What is not clear is if the physical special retail editions will include a physical CD or a digital download format for the release - we have made an enquiry with Square Enix. Regardless, this marks a continuing trend of dedicated soundtrack releases for the Tomb Raider franchise and the album has entered MoTR's commercial discography. Update: the enclosed soundtrack album is presented in digital format only.
We've already heard some (presumably) in-game music from Shadow but the composer is yet to be announced. Jason Graves has declined involvement, while Rise of the Tomb Raider's Bobby Tahouri could be likely to return. Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases worldwide on September 14th, 2018.