Launch of the Tomb Raider

Posted on 08 Oct 2016 by
L Coulsen

There are only a few days left, do you have your 100k credits in Rise of the Tomb Raider yet, because there’s a lot to look forward to in the update next week. Including a bunch of new skins from the older games, new single player content about Lara’s Mother and her ownership of the Croft mansion being challenged. New co-op gameplay in the form of Endurance mode, which basically just tasks you to not die, presumably so you don’t become one of the zombie hordes in Lara’s Nightmare. And the part I’m personally most keen on, a new Extreme Survivor difficulty.

Supposedly, Rise, now offers over 50 hours of gameplay. Which is interesting, ’cause I 100% it in about 35 hours, and the new single player bit is only about another hour on top…so maybe they’re talking about Endurance but that’s repeatable so…eh, whatever. Despite my reservations and occasional, passive aggressive digs, it’s actually a really good game. And there has never been a better time to jump in. Either as an existing season pass holder, or by picking up the 20th Anniversary Edition itself.

But hurry! It’ll be here October 11th.

Official Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (October 5, 2016) –  Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics® continue to celebrate Lara Croft’s 20-year legacy with the release of the launch trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. The Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Trailer marks the culmination of the Year of Tomb Raider, as well as Rise of the Tomb Raider’s arrival on PlayStation 4. With over 50 hours of gameplay, this is the definitive version of the award-winning action-adventure.

Nominated for over 85 “Best Of” awards, Rise of the Tomb Raider features Lara Croft becoming more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia. The 20 Year Celebration edition includes the new “Blood Ties” single player story chapter, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat, new Co-op Endurance gameplay, VR support for PlayStation 4 , “Extreme Survivor” difficulty for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, 5 classic Lara skins and all previously released Downloadable Content. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 11, 2016.

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