Rise of the Tomb Raider Comes to PS4 October 11 with Co-Op and PSVR Support

Rise of the Tomb Raider Comes to PS4 October 11 with Co-Op and PSVR Support

The exclusivity is over and Rise of the Tomb Raider will celebrate the series' 20th anniversary on PlayStation 4.

Square Enix has finally announced Rise of the Tomb Raider for PlayStation 4, coming on October 11, 2016. The full title of the release is Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, honoring the launch of the first game on October 25, 1996. Crystal Dynamics' adventure has already been released on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.

Classic Lara returns!

The PS4 release comes alongside an all-new story DLC called Blood Ties and a zombie survival mode called Lara's Nightmare. Blood Ties features Lara returning to Croft Manor to find proof that she is the rightful heir against claims made by her uncle. Surprisingly enough, Blood Ties also has PlayStation VR support, letting players explore Croft Manor in first-person. Lara's Nightmare seems to be a replayable zombie-killing mode for the game, not unlike the previous Cold Darkness Awakened DLC.

"The studio is celebrating with all Tomb Raider fans, thanking them for being on Lara's 20 year journey with us," said Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos. "The team has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition."

Crystal Dynamics has added co-op play to Endurance mode, allowing two-players to raid tombs and caves, survive, and escape the harsh environment. Survival means hunting for food and making sure you stay warm; now you have a friend to help you do it. There's a new 'Extreme Survivor' difficulty setting to challenge veteran players.

Crystal Dynamics has been also working with Nixxes Software on the port, crafting a new outfit that recalls Tomb Raider III's cold-weather outfit and offering Expedition Card packs that let you replay the game with classic Tomb Raider models, including the original.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration comes with all of the previously released DLC, including Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Cold Darkness Awakened, 12 DLC outfits, 7 DLC weapons, and over 35 Expedition Cards. Owners of the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass on Xbox One and PC will automatically receive the 20 Year Celebration content for free. There is no Season Pass on the PS4 version.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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