Rise of the Tomb Raider was originally released late last year on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 due to a timed exclusivity deal with Microsoft. It was stated that a PS4 version would be released in 2016, but with a no show at E3, fans were beginning to worry the PS4 version might have been scrapped. Worry not all you Sony gamers, Square Enix has just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on the PS4 on October 11.
The PS4 version will officially be called Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and will include the base game, a new story set in the famous Croft manor called Blood Ties, an expansion on the game’s co-op Endurance Mode, a new difficulty mode called Extreme Survivor, new weapons, outfits, Expedition Cards, and all of the DLC released for the Xbox versions.
The Blood Ties content will support PlayStation VR and will also include zombies. Square Enix has stated:
“‘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.”
Endurance Mode will add a survival element to the game and will see two players work together to raid tombs and survive the wilderness. Fire will require fuel and every resource will need to be hunted, gathered, and crafted. At night, enemies will appear and players will have to help each other survive. There will be an online leaderboard to see which players really have what it takes.
The game’s new outfits will allow players to play as Lara as she appeared in the original game from 1996. As you can see from the image below, we’ve come along way since then.
All of this new content will also become available to owners of the game on Xbox and PC. Season Pass owners will even get it for no additional cost.
Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, Ron Rosenberg, said: “This year we celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft. This provided the perfect opportunity for us to deliver a new Tomb Raider experience. With the addition of PlayStation VR support, you can play the world through Lara’s eyes for the first time in franchise history.”
Ready to raid some Tombs?