If you’re a Playstation 4 owner, you didn’t get to play one of the best games of 2015. The wait is nearly over as Square Enix announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be coming to the Playstation 4 October 11th and be titled as Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration.
If you haven’t bought it on Xbox One or PC yet, the Playstation 4 version is definitely looking enticing. It comes with all the previously released DLC for Rise of the Tomb Raider along with a new story chapter (which also supports Playstation VR), a new zombie mode, a co-op endurance mode, different skins for Lara (including the original one from twenty years ago), and adds an Extreme Survivor mode.
Blood Ties lets you explore Craft Manor to prove that she’s the proper heir to the manor as her uncle makes a claim for it. Not the most enticing mode, as it sounds like you’ll just be poking around Lara’s home. And of course, there’s a zombie mode. Becuase every other game has zombies in, so why not throw them in Tomb Raider…
If you’ve already purchased the season pass on Xbox One or PC, you’ll get it (sans the VR support), along with all the other content as part of it. If you held off on it for one reason or another, you’d be a bit foolish to sleep on the Playstation 4 version.
Here’s the full press release:
“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.
“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, and more.”