Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Controller Comes With Transforming D-Pad

By Ishaan . January 10, 2013 . 11:10am

Microsoft and Square Enix are teaming up to release a special Tomb Raider-themed controller for the Xbox 360, which is was developed in collaboration with the game’s developer, Crystal Dynamics.


The Tomb Raider-themed controller will be a limited edition wireless Xbox 360 controller. It will come with a customizable D-pad that can change between a “plus” and a “disc”.


The controller will cost $59.99 / €49.99 / £39.99, and picking it up will also get you a playable Scavenger Archer character in the game. In the U.K., the controller will be available exclusively at GAME stores. Take a closer look at it in the video below:



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  • Lucas .

    Cool. Pricey, but cool.

  • SerendipityX

    O_O I’m still a little iffy on the game, but I do want that controller. Nice touch with the extra content if you buy it too.

  • eilegz

    the transformed dpad should be default for every new xbox360 console. its crap to see M$ shipping the old bad pad.

    • malek86

      Stuff like this is never default, unfortunately. I remember when Sony made a special PSP with a better analog stick for Monster Hunter 3rd. It never went anywhere outside of that one special model.

      • Robert Hendrie

        No he’s right, this is the standard now

        • malek86

          Are you sure? My Slim didn’t come with one, but I got it in July 2011. Was it made standard only last year?

          • Robert Hendrie

            Yes i do believe it was last year. The walmart near me only sells controllers with transforming dpad, be it special or normal

  • Oooooh, it’s faux leather or some such. Just looking at the picture the controller just looked all scuffed up with tape on it. I just thought, “I can do that myself!” :p The video gives a far better view of the thing.

  • There’s already an official 360 controller like this, but without the custom paint job. It’s designed for fighting games

  • I like it, but I don’t understand why my controller needs to be bandaged up… is it holding in mechanical parts just waiting to spill out?

  • SaberSaurus

    What’s up with Square-Enix and Microsoft? they seem to be in a growing relationship despite how crappy SE games sale on the 360. lol

  • Aoshi00

    You had me at hello major, i’m a total sucker for these LE controllers.. I alrdy have the gears, mw 3, halo 4, & star wars r2d2 ones, looks like I wouldn’t pass this up as well… Not sure how the rough finish would feel.. how come PS 3 has no LE controllers in the us.. And the several ones in Jpn aren’t that good like the uncharted one, or only bundled with systems… I just got a white controller cuz the black one was boring :(..

  • Göran Isacson

    Can’t really say I get the differences- is the “disc” smoother around the dpads edges or what?

    • Aoshi00

      Once turned, it makes pressing the direction btn easier and more precise, especially for 2D games or going thru the dashboard, the original controller’s d-pad was very iffy.

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