Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Confirmed, Has PlayStation VR Support

New version of game will be available on Xbox One and PC too.

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Square Enix has announced Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on PlayStation 4 on October 11 in a new 20 Year Celebration edition. This version of the game will feature "a completely new story chapter entitled Blood Ties."

In addition to this, it will have new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for the new Blood Ties chapter, all previously released DLC, extra outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. A limited edition art book will also be included.

All this content will be available for free to Xbox One and PC to players that own the season pass. This, however, won't include VR support. The season pass will be updated to include this content going forward.

A season pass does not exist for PS4 as all the extra content is included in the new version of the game.

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"[Crystal Dynamics] 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 the studio. "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."

According to a press release, the PlayStation VR support lets players "unlock the mysteries of Croft Manor in first-person, while the new co-op Endurance mode lets fans team-up in the wilderness.

"Two players must team up to survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies by night. Fire takes fuel, food restores health, and every resource must be hunted, collected, or crafted. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run."

To celebrate the history of Tomb Raider, a re-envisoned version of the cold-weather outfit and the Hailstorm pistol Lara used in Tomb Raider 3 will be available in the mode. A classic Lara card pack will let players play as various iterations of the character from over the years, including the original Lara model that started it all in 1996.

Finally, the game will have a new Extreme Survivor difficulty: "This new difficulty level takes the toughness of Survivor and ratchets it up several notches starting with all checkpoints being stripped out of the game. The only way to save the game is forage enough resources to light campfires."

Take a look at the infographic below to see everything included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration release.

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Wait, so it's releasing on the same day than DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS? And only 11 days away from FFXV?

WTF SQUEENIX? Didn't you learned anything from KONAMI and their SILENT HILL month?

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@Panzer_Zwei: FFXV looks really poor so far though. They really need to release a much higher quality demo prior to release. That game looked like it was running on ps3/360.

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@Panzer_Zwei: It's a 10-20hr game.

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@Panzer_Zwei: 11 days away from FXV is fine. And wtf is Dragon Quest Builders?

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@nabinator: No, it's not. And DRAGON QUEST is the only reason why SQUARESOFT and FF still exist today, since ENIX pretty much rescued their dumb asses from going bankrupt.

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Finally! it took forever just to hear the release date.

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I have it on Xbox One, and 360, so I'll just get the extra free stuff. No enhanced graphics, or fps so nah. Pass. It's a great game, not that great though. I'll be playing Titanfall, Dishonored 2, Forza H3, and Gears 4 by then anyway. Works for me.

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So a bit of a wait and the PS4 gets the best version haha, knew that would happen ??

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@goodgamesguy: PC version is the best version.

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@xhawk27: Sitting in your darkened bedroom or basement playing with your rig amongst other things doesn't constitute as the best version of anything sorry.

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@Salt_AU: That's such a strawman; The PC version *is* the best version, especially with the native SLI support, one of the few decently thought-out DX12 games, & what they enabled for NVIDIA GPU owners alone when it comes to this game on PC.

That's not even considering the 60FPS+, ultra-wide, and 4K affordances this game has on PC.

It's ridiculous to think this game isn't best on PC.

The game is the most unique on PS4, with the PSVR.

It perhaps should, Lara Croft started on Sony platforms practically.

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@lozandier: Actually more than postive she started from Core design on PC actually :). i still have the original game disc. It can actually be quite a challenge using the keyboard now to play the original after you get so used to using a controller. i still like the original though. It felt more like tombraiding than later games.

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@Salt_AU: Im sorry if you are butthurt that your potato can't run games at Ultra 1080p at 60fps+. Objectively PC is better, just deal with it. And the fact that you spend more money in the long run for a subscription and games that dont get cheap over time is pathetic.

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@vanquishre: You do get to watch season 1 and 2 of powers lol . I liked it. Though the final episode of season 2 was too rushed and they had a really annoying tendency to show you 'last time on Powers' and then proceed to show you content from the episode you are about to watch instead of the previous .Or even on occasion they show scenes that were actually deleted from final version.

The marketing team should have been sacked that worked on this.

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Knew this was coming, glad I waited. :D

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@thusliroch: Oh yeah, beat this; I get an endless supply of cookies from Sony and free trips to Tokyo Disney. How? By posting positive comments about the PS4 (aka The Greatness).

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@Moonco: Are they choc chip :)

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@thusliroch: kill yourself

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Rise of the Tomb Raider was well received but I can't help it, the timed exclusivity "left a bad taste in my mouth". In my heart, I hope it fails.

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@waynethejones: If they don't make a third game I will riot! (they leave the game on a kind of cliff hanger) So please don't will it to fail just because you picked Sony this generation. No one was annoyed about Dead Rising 3 or Street Fight 5, why must this game get all the rage?

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@graffitiheart: TR2013 story was better though...

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@siarhei: Hmmm I did like the stranded on an island thing, but I liked that this new game was a lot more classic Tomb Raider in its approach to the story. I just thought the gameplay and environments and THOSE TOMBS were much better than the first game. Not perfect mind you - which is why I'm so excited for the third entry. I think they can nail it, less combat, more tombs, tighter story, less supporting characters and BAM the ultimate Tomb Raider game.

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@graffitiheart: True, the tombs were better, and I did enjoy the open hub environments. But I really hope we'll get some memorable characters in the next one. I can barely remember any of them... And I'd like a more confident Lara, not one who doubts herself all the time. (imho)

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@siarhei: Yeah I get you, though she didn't really have much self doubt in Rise - she was pretty ruthless really and just got down to business from the get go. They need to oust the supporting characters, none of them really work for me. They've got a great lead, all they need is a good villain and Lara to be truly at it alone.

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@waynethejones: it will all these great new games coming out when. It releases its a year old looks the same plus dlc and it Will prob still be ,$60

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@spectrexr1: The pc version will be $10 or $20 in a sale by the time it releases on PS4.

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Man, when I said the PS4 version would eventually be the improved and complete version, I didn't expect this. I just thought it would have the DLC. Not a bunch of new modes and VR capabilities. I wasn't just right, I was extra right.

And in case anyone is wondering, normally I wouldn't do this but the Xbots were super quick to rub Rise's exclusivity in our faces when it came out. This is just deserts.

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@Barighm: we already played in Lmao who cares now with titan fall 2 battlefield gears 4 and all the other NEW games

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@Barighm: Except the Xbox and PC versions are getting the exact same content anyway. Xbox just lacks the ability to play it in VR first person mode so not sure what just deserts your talking about lol. Not to mention for those that waited its still significantly cheaper to buy the Xbox base game for $5 and then grab the season pass then it is to pay the $60 you guys will be paying.

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@fitzy_2812: Yup, nothing is enhanced, besides the game looks and plays amazing as is. I'll get the DLC free too. I have no reason to ever buy a PS4. PS3 has every game I like from Sony. I played UC4 On my sons. Talk about overrated...uggh. But kinda fun.

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@bubba_666: feeling is mutual as they have no reason to ever buy xbox one as well. actually, there should be no reason at all to buy each other consoles whether you are sony or xbox fanboy. it all boils down to your game preference. however, third party exclusivity is not the way to go forward. look at what happen with square. after making the other side angry they are trying to appease them by releasing exclusives relentlessly in sony console without receiving any payment from sony similar to what MS did (e.g., i am setsuna, ff vii remake, nier automata, star ocean, dragonquest, etc.). MS fanboy should be angry also with square. actually, square's move recently is difficult to understand.

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This game is really good though, currently playing it on Steam.

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So basically everyone some how gets screwed over by this game. You're an Xbox owner you get first rites but then learn it will be ported to PC. You're a PS4 owner you wait 2 years but get exclusive VR support not available to PC. WTF?

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@egger7577: The game was well know to be merely a timed console exclusive that frankly shouldn't impact PC gamers to get as Microsoft wins either way; it frankly wouldn't make sense for Microsoft to not enable this for Square Enix (they should have made it an early Play Anywhere game along with the other exclusives at the very beginning of this console generation)

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@egger7577: Well VR on PC is still very small so i dont mind VR not being on PC just yet. Hopefully they add Vive support in the future.

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@egger7577: 2 years? It's only been a year and we all predicted that it would be a 12 month exclusivity deal. Most of us also predicted that PS4 owners would receive the game with all DLC included. I had so much to play last year that this didn't bother me too much. The sad thing is that I have the same problem this year; so many good games to play and so little time to do so.

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@gotrekfabian: Someone, somewhere wishes they had your problems, I'm sure. ;)

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@darkouer: Haha, first world problems! There are a lot of good games being released this autumn/winter though. I have my purchases planned out already and, as much as I like to play a good game more than once, I don't know whether I will be able to until 2017.

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I don't get it why some people are so pissed of with Microsoft for getting the timed exclusivity for rise of the

tomb raider. I mean its a competitive market out there and it is rational for a company that takes itself seriously to fight for such exclusivities, the same can be done by Sony in the future, we already see some deals that Sony has made regarding exclusivities for dlc for certain games, the gaming market is a competitive one and competition is what moves this market forward. I think that some people are exagerrating regarding this matter. Believe me i am not a fan boy, in fact i don't even own an XBOX ONE, instead i own a PS4 and i am really pleased with it. The truth is that i was really eager to play this game, i played many great PS4 games in the meantime and will play rise of the tomb raider in October when it comes out. So things are much simpler than some people present them to be, there is no need to freak out for a timed exclusivity.

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@Iordanis1278: anyway, square is now trying its best to make up for it by releasing a number of exclusives without payments from sony. Ff vii remake, i am setsuna, nier automata, world of final fantasy, dragonquest, star ocean. These games skipped the xbox one in the west.

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@Iordanis1278: Microsoft just bought them off. Flashed the cash because they THOUGHT UC4 was going to be released around that SAME time. Which is was suppose to. But Sony wanted all attention to go to their biggest exclusive. So they pushed it into May. And it worked. Sony aren't afraid of Microsoft, but they played it right so they would have NO competition when releasing UC4. Smart move by Sony. ;o) Microsoft are bullies, as always. RICH ONES.

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Finally, I get to play Rise of the Tomb Raider

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I'm sure most PS4 gamers already played it on PC. The joys of being a true gamer and not a brand loyalist exclusive to Xbox.

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@howthegodzkill: I didnt and I can't wait,because ill trade in my PS4 in October and get a 55 inch 4K HDR TV and a PlayStation 4.5 I can't wait !!!

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@howthegodzkill: lol yea cause most ps4 owners have a pc able to run tomb raider ....Man stop Lmao

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@howthegodzkill: Or 360.

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@howthegodzkill:

I bet you will be surprised how many like me have waited patiently for it, and why timed exclusives don't make sense.

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@barcaazul: Given how much stuff this version of the game is getting, an impressive amount at that, I think you made the right decision.

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