Tomb Raider I-III Remastered undoes “inadvertent” censorship

Tomb Raider Remastered

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered has brought back its cheesecake pinup posters after Aspyr Media “inadvertently” removed them.

Last week, we reported on a change in the latest patch which removed in-game pinup posters of video game heroine Lara Croft from her remastered game. After an outcry from fans, it seems Aspyr decided to bring them back saying:

“Thank you to the Tomb Raider community for your continued feedback and support for Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft.

In the recently released Patch 2, we made several texture and graphical updates to the HD version. As part of these updates, the posters in Sleeping With The Fishes (The Lost Artifact) were inadvertently removed in the HD version of the game.

This has been resolved and these textures will be restored in Patch 3.”

It’s nearly impossible to prove if this initial change really was done “inadvertently” but regardless Aspyr has received praise from fans for rolling back the censorship of their game.

The posters were upscaled as part of the game’s remastering, so it seems unusual for such unique assets to be removed even inadvertently.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is available now for PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. You can check out our review here.

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