It took a year, but Rise of the Tomb Raider makes it onto PlayStation 4 today. Although the yearlong period of Xbox One exclusivity may have left some Lara Croft fans cold, PlayStation’s U.K. branch is making it up to them by celebrating the hero’s 20th anniversary in a pretty rad way: with this retro PlayStation-era jewel case, below.
Thanks to @SQUARE_ENIX_EU we're celebrating the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on PS4 with an original PS throwback! pic.twitter.com/LnbeuCIWwd— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) October 11, 2016
It’s a loving recreation of the packaging from days long gone, from front to back. Even the manual is detailed and colorful, according to those with the good fortune to have their hands on the case. That PlayStation sitting in the back of the shot is obviously just for show, as the Rise of the Tomb Raider disc inside the case is still very much meant for a PS4. But if you still have your old PlayStation around, as well as your 1996 copy of console-exclusive Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, this could make for nice decoration.
That is, except for the fact that only members of the press seem to be entitled to the special PlayStation homage. These cases aren’t for sale, and neither Sony nor publisher Square Enix have announced plans to make them more widely available. Lara Croft lovers on Twitter have resorted to begging the UK PlayStation account for the chance to spend their money on this nostalgic swag, but it appears as if their calls remain unanswered.
Instead, they can pick up the basic, PlayStation 4 case version of Rise of the Tomb Raider and appreciate that there are some bonuses over the Xbox One release. All of the previously released downloadable content is included in the 20 Year Celebration set, and there’s a new mission, difficulty setting, online co-op mode and array of series-spanning outfits in the mix too. There’s also PlayStation VR compatibility at the ready for when the headset launches later this week.