RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER 20 YEAR
[ 12 October 2016 ]
Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics,
and Nixxes Software today announced that Rise of the
Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is now available for
the PlayStation 4. In addition, the new content will
be available for Xbox One and PC Season Pass owners.
In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a
survivor, and embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition
in search of the secret of immortality. She'll explore
a vast and hostile world, engage in guerilla combat,
and discover deadly tombs.
Watch the launch
trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
and view an infographic
for the Year of Tomb Raider.
"Tomb Raider is one of Square
Enix's crowning achievements, and I am proud of the
many adventures we've taken with Lara Croft over the
years, particularly with Rise of the Tomb Raider,"
said Yosuke Matsuda, president and representative director
of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. "We plan to continue
Lara's enduring legacy by exploring new and innovative
ways for players to experience her character and story."
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year
Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the
award-winning experience, and includes Rise of the Tomb
Raider, along with a host of completely new content
such as the new story chapter "Blood Ties,"
"Lara's Nightmare" zombie combat mode, PlayStation
VR support for "Blood Ties," co-op Endurance
gameplay, an "Extreme Survivor" difficulty,
five classic Lara skins, and an outfit and weapon inspired
by TR III. It also includes all of the previously released
downloadable content such as the critically acclaimed
"Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch," "Cold
Darkness Awakened," 12 outfits, seven weapons,
multiple Expedition Card packs, and more.
"Our development team has
crafted the ultimate package in Rise of the Tomb Raider:
20 Year Celebration," said Scot Amos, Co-Head of
Studio at Crystal Dynamics. "The game and all of
the new additions delivers something for every gamer
with an epic single-player story, survival co-op action,
and a fully immersive virtual reality story chapter."
After uncovering an ancient mystery,
Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions
of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before
a ruthless organization known as Trinity beats her to
it. Faced with the mysterious Remnant leader Jacob,
the constant threats of Trinity's leader Konstantin,
and driven by her Father's unfinished legacy, Lara must
become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
"Being a part of Tomb Raider
history has been such an honor for the team," said
Ron Rosenberg, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.
"We're excited to share this journey with our fans,
in what has become the Year of Tomb Raider."
Since her first appearance in
1996 in the original Tomb Raider from Core Design, Lara
Croft has trekked more than 25 countries and revolutionized
the way the gaming community perceives lead characters
in video games. Lara is an intrepid, empowered adventurer
who must rely on her skills and intelligence not only
to unravel ancient mysteries but also to survive in
the most treacherous environments.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year
Celebration is now available in all major retail stores
in North America at a suggested retail price of MSRP
$59.99. As a special launch week bonus, Square Enix
is awarding everyone who logs in and plays Rise of the
Tomb Raider on any available platform with 100,000 in-game
credits, with which players can purchase Expedition
Cards to be used in a variety of replay modes.
To date, the critically acclaimed
Rise of the Tomb Raider has received more than 85 "Best
of" nominations, winning more than 30 awards.
Source: Square Enix Press Release
of the Tomb Raider