Square Enix charging $30 for ‘Tomb Raider’ language pack

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Sometimes I really don’t understand Square Enix. The Tomb Raider reboot released in early March will finally reach Japanese shores later this month. Unfortunately, Japanese voice work wasn’t included in the original audio options. And with distribution services like Steam on PC, something had to be done. What was Square’s answer to this problem? A $30 “Japanese Language Pack.”

This $30 charge will be stacked on top of the $50 purchase already required for the Steam version. Pricing on the Japanese retail version might shed some light on this decision, as it’ll run you 7,980 yen, or about $80. While the core idea here is neat, the forced price equity just seems dirty. Both the Japanese retail release and the language pack will be available April 25th.

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