Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crystal Dynamics

Gamescom trailer released for Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

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The Gamescom theater demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration has been released by Crystal Dynamics. The video covers a section from the campaign, Thin Ice; a preview of Blood Ties, the upcoming narrative add-on that pits Lara against her uncle; and a look at the zombie-infested survival mode, Lara’s Nightmare. The 20 Year Celebration release also includes PSVR support, a co-op mode (Endurance), Extreme Survivor difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, a weapon and outfit from Tomb Raider III, and all released downloadable content.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration revealed, including PS4

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to PS4 this fall in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Scheduled to launch on October 11, alongside updates for PC and Xbox One, the set will include the original game, an additional story chapter titled Blood Ties, Endurance co-op mode, and all downloadable content. The drops add 35-plus Expedition Cards, 12 outfits, and seven weapons. Blood Ties, which will support PSVR, sees Lara back in Croft Manor as she tries to find proof of ownership to resolve a dispute with her uncle. Then, in Lara’s Nightmare, she must defend the manor … from zombies. Endurance challenges teams of two to surviving the elements by day and enemies by night for as long as possible, with results posted to a leaderboard. Classic Lara skins can also be found in new packs. PC and Xbox One Season Pass holders will receive all new content as part of the pass.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider – Cold Darkness Awakened detailed, dated

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The third download pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider, Cold Darkness Awakened, has been dated for March 29. After a Cold War-era research facility is breached in Siberia, a deadly virus is unleashed that turns Trinity’s soldiers into maniacal killers. Players must guide Lara through the base in order to find and destroy the source of the virus.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider now available digitally for PC

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Rise of the Tomb Raider has ventured beyond the Xbox family and has hit digital outlets for PC. Ported by Nixxes Software, the PC version supports enhanced graphics options, including 4K resolution, Pure Hair tech, new weather and foliage effects, and greater draw distances.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider to launch online for PC on January 28

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PC gamers itching to raid some tombs are in luck as Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Windows 10 later this month, on January 28. The PC version is being co-developed with Nixxes Software, and for those with the rigs, will support 4K resolution. The download-only release will be available in three versions: standard for $59.99, Digital Deluxe edition (with Season Pass) for $89.99, and Collector’s Edition (with Season Pass, 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replica of Lara’s journal and necklace, and steel case) for $149.99 from Square Enix’s online store.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider now available for Xbox 360, Xbox One

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Crystal Dynamics has sent Lara back into the wilds today with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. After surviving her initial outing, Lara is now setting out on her first tomb-raiding expedition to discover the secret of immortality. To get up to speed on what’s in store, check out the recent video series that covers survival skills, combat skills, and puzzles. As a bonus, players who log time with the game between now and November 30 will receive the golden Rattlesnake Revolver Skin.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider’s environments, puzzles explored in video

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Microsoft has released the final video in their ongoing series Woman Vs. Wild for Rise of the Tomb Raider. For those who missed the first two videos, the first covered survival skills and the second combat skills. For the final video, Crystal Dynamics highlights the new translation system, environmental puzzles, and challenge tombs.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider gets gritty in new Guerilla Combat trailer

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The second episode of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s video series Woman vs. Wild has been released. The latest, Guerilla Combat, focuses on the combat skills and tools that players will have access to as they battle the well-armed forces of Trinity. The video runs nearly five minutes and features Lara sneaking around by creating distractions, going crazy with shotguns and assault rifles, and taking to the trees to get the drop on patrols. Weapon upgrades and skills are also covered, along with the crafting system.

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Woman Vs. Wild video series kicks off for Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Microsoft has released the first of three videos in a new series for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Titled Woman Vs. Wild, each entry will focus on the various gameplay mechanics that players will utilize to see Lara through her adventure against man, beast, and nature. The first installment is Harsh Environments, which highlights some of Lara’s new survival skills.

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New gameplay footage released from Rise of the Tomb Raider

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A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The video, titled Descent Into Legend, features footage of Lara navigating puzzles and environmental hazards as she searches for the Lost City of Kitezh. Quite a bit is packed into the two-minute runtime, including a daring escape and heavy use of a retractable zip line.

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