Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration coming to PS4 in October, adds VR support and new content
PlayStation 4 owners may have had to wait a little longer for Rise of the Tomb Raider to arrive on their platform of choice, but their patience is set to be rewarded when a special edition of the game launches on 11 October.
The new story content found in Blood Ties gives players the task of proving Lara is the rightful heir to Croft Manor after her uncle contests ownership. Blood Ties will also feature a mode called ‘Lara’s Nightmare’, in which players must rid a haunted Croft Manor of zombies (because, computer games).
The aforementioned VR support for Blood Ties sees players try to tackle the content from a first person perspective, a first in the franchise’s history.
The new co-op take on Endurance mode will allow two people to team up to raid tombs and survive the wilderness together. Much like the Survivor difficulty in the solo campaign, Endurance players will need to find fuel to light campfires and food in order to regenerate health, with resources being limited.
It’s not just in Endurance mode where things will be getting tough, as the solo campaign will be receiving a new ‘Extreme Survivor’ difficulty setting.
Extreme Survivor takes all the added challenges of the regular Survivor difficulty, but removes all checkpoints found in the campaign, with the lighting of campfires the only way to save progress.
There are also re-imagined versions of Tomb Raider III’s Hailstorm pistol and cold-weather outfit, and a special ‘Classic Lara’ card pack that allows players to give Lara a more retro look. Five character models from throughout the franchise’s history will be available, one of which can be seen in the image below.
All new content from the 20 Year Celebration edition (minus VR support) will be available to Xbox One and PC users via an updated Season Pass. For those who already own the Season Pass, the additional content will be available at no extra cost.
All new and previously released content is included in the PS4 version, so there will be no Season Pass for this platform.
No price for the game has been released yet.
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