The next expansion pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider has been revealed by Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft just this morning and will release next week. Cold Darkness Awakened is set to release on March 29 for PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and will take Croft to a Cold War research facility that has been taken over and includes a new threat she must face.
“A decommissioned Cold War research base has been breached, unleashing a deadly affliction from its Siberian slumber. As the illness seeps into the wilderness surrounding the base, Trinity soldiers transform into bloodthirsty killers who thrive on carnage,” reads a line from the expansion’s description. “To prevent the affliction from spreading, Lara must rely on her wits, physical agility, and crafting abilities to overcome this new enemy and shut down the decommissioned base.”
This marks the third DLC to have released for the game, with the past ones being Endurance Mode (December 2015), and the most recent Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch (January 2016). All of these are included in the game’s season pass, which sells for $30. And if you haven’ gotten the game yet, now is your chance as Rise of the Tomb Raider is now on sale as part of Microsoft’s Spring Sale.