To help celebrate the franchise 20th anniversary, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will be releasing last year’s Rise of the Tomb Raider to PS4 on October 11th 2016. The re-release of award winning Xbox One/PC timed exclusive will feature the game, all the content in the Season Pass, a completely new story chapter entitled “Blood Ties”, new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties.”
“The studio is celebrating with all Tomb Raider fans, thanking them for being on Lara’s 20 year journey with us,” said Scot Amos, co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “The team has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition.”
“Blood Ties” is a bit of a stretch for the Tomb Raider series as it will allow you to explore explore Croft Manor in a new story mode after Lara’s uncle contests the ownership of the manor. Then allowing Lara to attempt to protect it by killing Zombies in a survival mode expansion called “Lara’s Nightmares”. Blood Ties will also allow players to explore Croft manor in 1st-Person using the Playstation VR, creating an exclusive new look at the franchise.
“This year we celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft,” said Ron Rosenberg, co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “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.”
Along with a new Co-operative Endurance Mode, that will have two players attempt to survive the harsh elements and scavenge for fuel, food, and other helpful tools to ensure survival.
All the new features, aside from the PSVR mode for Blood Ties, will be made available to the Xbox One and PC at a later time.