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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#psmasterrace

and... buy this you support the feminist. so pls support feminism if not you are misogynist.

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This is an awesome package. After stabbing the loyal fans in the back, taking that corrupt MS bride to reward the fans with a 12 month denial, I have to admit the dev has delivered here. Lots of sweeties to heal the bitterness.

Ofcourse we have to discuss the price of all this, but I'm basically on board as a day one purchase as long as it's not a price hike. The dev has clearly gone out of their way to please the loyal fans they abused and give them a real treat. I have to give them credit for that and the fact that they avoided taking an arrogant stance like Bethesda. This is exactly what was needed, even though it would have been better not to stab us in the back in the first place. I think forgiveness may be just around the corner.

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@justerthought: funny how everyone pissed about this deal with ms but Sony taking a always 3rd party fighter ...street fighter v and making it console exclusive is ok ? Fucking Hippocrates

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@justerthought: What bitterness? We got Uncharted 4, I'm not bitter. A fun game is fun no matter when it comes out, I had no problems waiting.

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@justerthought: Still no way i pay 60$ for this

15-20$ no more

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@Thisguywhokills: lol you are a Cheap Charlie! Go play your FREE Pokemon kiddie APP on your phone...

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@wtf_666:

if anyone have to pay 60$ it will be for a day one game

not an old one with some DLC

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@wtf_666: Considering the game has been out for a year already a $60 release is a little steep. They should've done $40.

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@Kiyosuyo: I totally agree with you but Square Enix have no shame

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@Thisguywhokills: You'll be waiting a long time then.

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@flyersfan87: waiting few month vs a year ...no problem :)

and i don't have a problem paying 60$ , I will be buying most of the new games this year

but Square Enix do not deserve more than the 20$ for their game right now

after what they did

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I am SO glad I waited! I hate these timed exclusives, because all it does it make people who have both systems wait longer for the better version.

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Awesome! I have been waiting for this to release on PS4 and now i have a release date.

Between Tomb Raider, XCOM 2, Skyrim remastered, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy, no man's sky, and Deus ex, I have more games on my radar than I have time.

With Zero Dawn coming out shortly after the holidays and the fact that I still haven't beaten the Witcher 3, Fallout 4, or Uncharted, it's a good year for gaming!

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I'm playing the game right now it's a very great game thank you for the great experience on my 1070gtx Tomb Raider keep up the good work

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A year old game doesn't deserve more than 30-40$ and even then i wait until a 50-70% off sales

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@Thisguywhokills: Thisguywhoistoocheaptokillorbuygames

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This port is superior than the X1 release in every way. Sony wins again!

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@Moonco: its the same fucking game with vr support that no one cares about and dlc it's not upres its not 60fps its just like a goty edition like every other game ..stop the fanboy Shit it's nothing special lol

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@Moonco: All platforms will get the anniversary edition on Oct. 11. What is the advantage? You can get the base game for $20 on Target right now for the XB1.

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@Moonco: The game sales are extremely low compared to the first game

They will say anything to get a sale

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@Thisguywhokills: Lack of T&A have really hurt sales lol

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The arbitrary re-release with Zombies added.

So American.

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@kazeswen: As opposed to....what does your country include in it's game releases????? Not that I give a **ck about zombies. What great nation are you from ma'am? xD

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@wtf_666: Dude chill, I wasn't dissing Americans. Just find it fascinating that Americans love sticking Zombies in EVRYTHING. Its the catch all of all American media, like China loves Kungfu, Americans love Zombies.

Think about every single game gets a re-releases with Zombies.

Call of Duty vs Zombies, Red Dead Redemption vs Zombies, Tomb Raiders vs Zombies.

LOL Even Pride and Prejudice was made into a Zombie flick by the yanks.

I just find it fascinating how one nation can love Zombies so much as to add it into everything. LOL Its hilarious.

Its like Japan adding panties into everything. Thats another national trope all its own.

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  • October
  • Mafia 3 – October 7
  • WWE 2K17 – October 11
  • Moto Racer 4 – October 13
  • Rez Infinite – October 13
  • Battlefield 1 – October 21
  • The Last Guardian – October 25
  • World of Final Fantasy – October 25
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – October 25
  • Titanfall 2 – October 28
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition – October 28
  • Batman: Arkham VR – October
  • November and December
    • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – November 4
    • Dishonored 2 – November 11
    • Gran Turismo Sport – November 15
    • Watch Dogs 2 – November 15
    • Steep – December 1
    • Syberia 3 – December 1
    • South Park: The Fractured But Whole – December 6
    • Dead Rising 4 – December 6
    • The Wild Eight – December
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 – December
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@Thisguywhokills: *weeps* It's...too much. I am not ready! Must clear backlog this month and just jump in.

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@Thisguywhokills: The really pathetic thing tho is that so many games on that list will be "butchered" into overpriced season passes/DLC and they'll still be charging $65 for an incomplete game.

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@Thisguywhokills: Too much, isn't it? You gotta figure that, even if they're all really good, someone isn't going to have a chair when the music stops. Which bugs me. It's lousy when a good game falls short (or a dev goes under) just because we're all playing something else.

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@olddadgamer: May was also jam pack with butt load of games but hey, so many games, so little time. Gotta plan ahead and see what games to buy and later on is part of being a gamer :P

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@davillain-: Hey man, at least now that I went PS4 more than PC, I no longer look as often at the twelve thousand games I bought on various steam sales that remain in grey on the list.

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@olddadgamer: How many of those games will be DELAYED until 2017/18?

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@wtf_666: I dunno, man. Maybe a couple, but it's pretty late in the game. If this were April or May, I'd say more. I don't think any will go to 2018 at this point. Maybe December, maybe Jan or Feb of next year, but not too many and not more than that.

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@olddadgamer:

if anyone have to pay 60$ it will be for a day one game

not an old one with some DLC

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@Thisguywhokills: Why would I pay $60 for a game if I could pay half for it just a few months later? Or less than $60 with all dlcs included a year later? You're not making any sense.

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@Thisguywhokills: Yeah, but my point is everything else on your list probably isn't going to make it, even if they're all great. I mean, the pie is only so big, and that's a lot of games that want a piece of it.

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