Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to PlayStation in October - Updated
Author: Sam Tree
| Posted: 19 July 2016, 15:12
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have today announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, previously a Microsoft exclusive, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 this October along with a completely new chapter with VR support and a new co-op mode.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will be launching on the PlayStation 4 on the 11th of October 2016. Celebrating 20 years of Tomb Raider, the new release will include the main game, a new story chapter titled ‘Blood Ties’ which can be played in first-person through the PlayStation VR, a new co-op game mode for multiplayer called ‘Endurance as well as all of the previously released DLC. There will also be a limited edition version of the game that will come with a limited edition art book.
“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.
With the use of PlayStation VR, players will be able to, for the first time in the franchise’s history, play through LAra’s eyes.
“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.”
The new online co-op mode ‘Endurance’ allows two players to team up in order to survive the longest in the harsh wilderness. Players will have to take the brutal weather by day and lethal enemies come nightfall. Players will need to scavenge everything to survive: fuel for fire, food to restore health. Every resource will need to be gathered and hoarded in order for players to survive the longest.
In addition, added by the request of fans, the main game will also come with a new ‘Extreme Survivor’ setting. A new difficulty level which boosts the difficulty of the game above even that of the ‘Survival’difficulty. In Extreme Survivor, all of the checkpoints have been removed. Instead, players will need to forage enough materials to start a campfire.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will be coming to the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 on the 11th of October 2016. Let us know what you think in the comments below.