Super Smash Bros-Inspired Brawlhalla Adds New Crossover Character

Battle with the Tomb Raider herself, Lara Croft.

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Developers Blue Mammoth Games and Crystal Dynamics have teamed up to deliver a brand-new character to Brawlhalla's roster. Lara Croft is the free-to-play fighter's latest Epic Crossover, collaborations between Brawlhalla and big-name pop culture properties like Adventure Time and Steven Universe, bringing with her an additional game mode and stage as part of a new Tomb Raider in-game event that runs until March 16.

Lara Croft's moveset mirrors that of Diana, the black-and-red clad hunter with high dexterity and speed; albeit with her own "unique signature attack designs, custom select animations, sound effects, two brand-new weapon skins, and a dedicated roster spot," according to a press release. She comes equipped with her twin pistols and bow, and has a variety of skins that play off her two now-iconic looks: the classic blue-top-and-brown-shorts combo from the first Tomb Raider game in 1996 and her "survivor" getup seen in recent entries like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Brawlhalla also gets a new mode thanks to Lara Croft's inclusion called Temple Climb. It's an endless-ascending, vertically-scrolling map that tasks you with climbing higher while defending yourself against both enemies and obstacles. There are also pressure plates that allow you to trip up the competition with cannonballs, spring spikes, flames, and more. Temple Climb will be available even after the Tomb Raider in-game event ends next month.

Lastly, the free-for-all game mode has another map added to its selection. With Lara Croft comes the Temple Ruins, a new multitiered map featuring plenty of places to spike and blow away your enemies.

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The Lara Croft Epic Crossover bundle can be purchased for 300 Mammoth Coins (Brawlhalla's in-game currency, equaling about $13 based on the PlayStation Store). If you miss everything before March 16 rolls around, Lara Croft will still be purchasable even after the special in-game Tomb Raider event ends.

The Tomb Raider isn't making an appearance in Brawlhalla alone. Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced that it's adding a Lara Croft skin to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege during its next season.

Brawlhalla looks a fair bit like Rivals of Aether, both of which take a lot of inspiration from Nintendo's massively-successful mashup fighter Super Smash Bros. Developed by Blue Mammoth Games, Brawlhalla is a free-to-play 2D fighter where the objective is to knock your opponent out by racking up their damage meter and finishing them with a powerful attack that either spikes them to oblivion or sends them flying to the edges of the screen.

Blue Mammoth Games was acquired by Ubisoft in March 2018. The company's studio in Italy, Ubisoft Milan, developed an isometric Tomb Raider game for the Game Boy Advance back in 2002.

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