Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release date announced, new content revealed (Update)
The PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider hits the market in October and will include all the DLC from the Xbox One version and a new VR mission
Update: Added a new trailer that features fans and industry members sharing memories of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider as well as some footage of the new game.
Square Enix announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will finally come to the PlayStation 4 on October 11.
The new version of the game will include all of the previously-released DLC and as a 20-year celebration version of the game, it will feature a brand new story mission called “Blood Ties,” which can be played in VR or with traditional gameplay, according to Enix.
It will also include a new co-op endurance mode, the aforementioned DLC package, new outfits, weapons and Expedition Cards, and an art book. All of this content will be included free for PlayStation 4 purchasers of the game.
The new version will also be released for Xbox One and PC, but players on those systems will need to own or purchase the season pass to get the new in-game content. The PS4 version does not need a season pass nor will it have one available.
A statement from Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos reads as follows:
“[Crystal Dynamics] is celebrating with all Tomb Raider fans, thanking them for being on Lara’s 20 year journey with us. The team has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition. 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.”
Not only will players get to experience “Blood Ties” in VR, the game will include the ability to play a harder difficulty setting and it’ll even include classic versions of Lara, like the 1996 version, that will be playable in the game.
For a list of all the DLC that was released for the original iteration of the game, click here.