RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER 20 YEAR
CELEBRATION ON PS4
[ 19 July 2016 ]
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix
continue to celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft, the gaming
world's iconic heroine, with fans around the world by
announcing today that Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year
Celebration will launch on PlayStation 4 on Oct. 11,
2016. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will
include the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider game,
a completely new story chapter entitled "Blood
Ties", new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation
VR support for "Blood Ties", all of the previously
released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition
Cards. The Limited Edition of the game will also feature
a limited edition art book.
With the exception of VR support,
all of the new content in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20
Year Celebration will also be available for Xbox One
and PC players. Current Season Pass owners on Xbox One
and PC will automatically receive the content for free,
and moving forward the existing Season Pass will be
updated to include the new content. There is no Season
Pass on PlayStation 4, as all of the content is included
in the initial release.
"The studio is celebrating
with all Tomb Raider fans, thanking them for being on
Lara's 20 year journey with us," said Scot Amos,
co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. "The team
has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested
special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition."
"Blood Ties," a new
premium DLC, beckons players to explore Croft Manor
in a new story mode; then defend it against a zombie
invasion in "Lara's Nightmare". When Lara's
uncle contests ownership of the Manor, Lara must explore
the estate to find proof that she is the rightful heir,
or lose her birthright and father's secrets for good.
Players can then test their zombie-killing skills in
the replayable "Lara's Nightmare" mode: a
haunted Croft Manor where players have new challenges
and must rid the Manor of an evil presence.
Additionally, support for PlayStation
VR empowers players to unlock the mysteries of Croft
Manor in first person.
"This year we celebrate 20
years of the iconic Lara Croft," said Ron Rosenberg,
co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. "This provided
the perfect opportunity for us to deliver a new Tomb
Raider experience. With the addition of PlayStation
VR support, you can play the world through Lara's eyes
for the first time in franchise history."
In addition, for the first time
in a Tomb Raider game, a new online co-op expansion
to Endurance mode lets fans raid tombs in a brutal wilderness
together. Two players must team up to survive the harsh
elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies
by night. Fire takes fuel, food restores health, and
every resource must be hunted, collected, or crafted.
Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try
to beat your longest survival run.
Working with long-time partner
Nixxes Software, the development team has also created
a number of additions that celebrate Tomb Raider releases
through the years, including a re-envisioned version
of the cold-weather outfit and the Hailstorm pistol
that Lara donned in "Tomb Raider III". A special
classic Lara card pack will allow fans to replay the
game with five classic Lara models from the games over
the years, including the original Lara model that started
it all in 1996.
At the special request of hardcore
fans, the main game becomes even grittier with a brutal
new "Extreme Survivor" setting. This new difficulty
level takes the toughness of Survivor and ratchets it
up several notches starting with all checkpoints being
stripped out of the game. The only way to save the game
is forage enough resources to light campfires.
All previously released DLC will
be included, including the three hour story addition
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Cold Darkness Awakened
in which players must combat waves of infected predators,
12 DLC outfits, 7 DLC weapons, over 35 Expedition Cards,
Square Enix is also introducing
a new scavenger hunt promotion that will allow fans
to use their wits and skill to bring home prizes. Rise
of the Tomb Raider: Scavenger Hunt is a website for
PC and mobile; the program offers new trivia, photo,
and social challenges every week. Complete the challenges
and earn points to unlock Rise of the Tomb Raider Expedition
Cards. Your points also earn you sweepstake entries
for amazing prizes like an ATV, Rise of the Tomb Raider
skinned PS4 consoles, and the grand prize, an epic Arctic
adventure! Pre-order today exclusively at GameStop in
the U.S. and at other participating retailers in Canada
to gain entry into the experience.
Rise of the Tomb Raider, currently
available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, is one of the
most celebrated games of the past year. The game was
nominated for more than 75 awards, winning 27. Rise
of the Tomb Raider was also nominated for nine DICE
Awards, more than any other title in 2015.
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