As CES wraps up this week, Microsoft and Square Enix decided to unveil something Tomb Raider related. Yeah, it's a 360 controller, and kind of a neat one at that, when you read into how it's made.
The design is obviously meant to resemble wear and tear, conceptualized by the artists at Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind Tomb Raider. In Microsoft's words, it's meant to "create a realistic and tactile worn appearance." Sort of like how kids these days pay money for jeans that look like they've been slashed and endured 5,621 wash cycles. The controller also boasts two layers, with the surface being laser etched to create the illusion of scratches and cuts. Pretty cool, though I'm fairly certain they could've come up with a better color than bright red.
If you live in the UK, the controller will be exclusive to GAME. No such exclusivity was mentioned for North America, though, and you should be able to pick it up starting March 5, once the game is also released.
And here's a brief video of Major Nelson introducing the controller. I wouldn't have minded seeing the box art printed on the controller itself, actually.