We have less than a week to go before Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics release Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, the oddly titled re-release which allows PlayStation 4 players to experience the game for the first time and also contains an abundance of new content. If you want to see this new content in action instead of just reading about it, the game’s new launch trailer should suit you just fine.
As you can see in the above trailer, there are many reasons why fans should be excited for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. If you managed to hold off on playing it so that you could partake in the eventual PlayStation 4 release (the game has been exclusive to PC and Xbox One for the past year), your patience will soon be rewarded with a definitive release which contains the base game, all of the previously released DLC (which includes new outfits and weapons for protagonist Lara Croft as well as two story expansions), and a bunch of new content.
Said new content takes the form of a new non-combat story chapter called “Blood Ties” which lets players explore Lara’s family manor, a new bonus mode called “Lara’s Nightmare” which pits players against hordes of zombie-like creatures, a new “Extreme Survivor” difficulty level, new retro skins for Lara which make her appear as her previous incarnations in past Tomb Raider games, a special “20th Anniversary” outfit and gun, a co-op multiplayer variant for the game’s Endurance mode which allows players to see how long they can survive with a friend, and if you happen to also buy the upcoming PlayStation VR headset, virtual reality support for Blood Ties.
All of the new content (with the obvious exception of the PlayStation VR support) will also be available for the Xbox One and PC versions of Rise of the Tomb Raider, but only for those who own the game’s Season Pass.