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In accordance with early rumors, Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, the acclaimed action-adventure sequel developed by Crystal Dynamics, will make its way onto PlayStation 4 on October 11.
Word comes by way of PlayStation Blog, confirming that the PS4 port will come packing “a completely new story chapter entitled Blood Ties,” which can also be experienced in virtual reality.
There’s also mention of new co-op Endurance gameplay, all of Rise‘s previously released expansions – Cold Darkness Awakened and Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch included – along with additional weapons and outfits for Lara Croft.
Speaking to Ps Blog, Franchise Creative Director Noah Hughes revealed that the aforementioned Blood Ties chapter will welcome players to Croft Manor, a residency steeped in memories and the rich history of the Croft name. It’s part of Square’s way of ushering in Tomb Raider‘s 20th anniversary, »
- Michael Briers
Contrary to claims that Crystal Dynamics had canned development on the PS4 port, GameStop Italy has listed Rise of the Tomb Raider for release on Sony’s current-gen system on October 11.
First spotted by the folks over at NeoGAF, the listing has now been taken offline, but you can find a screengrab below that also indicates the PlayStation 4 version will come tethered with a full, $60 price tag.
What’s interesting is that, despite Crystal rolling out numerous Dlc packs for the action-adventure sequel, there’s no mention of whether Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch a comprehensive Game of the Year edition for those on PS4. For reference, those add-ons included both Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch and the supernatural frightfest, Cold Darkness Awakened.
Neither Crystal Dynamics nor publisher Square Enix released an official statement on the matter, so chalk this up as a rumor for now. »
- Michael Briers
London — Thirty years since the Edinburgh Film Festival opened with the U.K. premiere of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Betty Blue,” the fest is to devote one of its retrospectives to the Cinéma du Look wave of 1980 and early 1990s French filmmaking. Another retrospective, “Pow!!! Live Action Comic-Strip Adaptations: The First Generation,” delves into the evolution of the live-action comic-strip adaptation in cinema.
The Gallic retro will focus on the work of Beineix, Luc Besson and Leos Carax, the three directors around which Cinéma Du Look revolved. Titles in the strand will include Beineix’s “Betty Blue” (1986) and “Diva” (1981), Besson’s “Subway” (1985), “The Big Blue” (1988) and “La Femme Nikita” (1990), and Carax’s “Mauvais Sang” (1986) and “Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf” (1991).
The films showcase performances by Jean Reno, Christophe Lambert, Michel Piccoli, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, Dominique Pinon and Julie Delpy. Several of the stars will attend the festival, which is headed by Mark Adams. »
- Leo Barraclough
I have to admit, despite the rather questionable value proposition so far, most of the downloadable content for Rise of the Tomb Raider is at least trying to do something different, something off the beaten path. The last narrative focused Dlc, titled Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, drew elements from traditional Slavic folklore; something you might not expect to see in your typical triple-a, blockbuster game.
For better or for worse, the final piece of Dlc follows the same path as the Baba Yaga Dlc, by dropping you in a new side story with the same mechanics intact. Cold Darkness Awakened whisks Lara away to a new section of the wild Siberian landscape, specifically to a run down Cold War era research station. Due to a botched science experiment by a Soviet scientist, a horrible affliction has spread among the nearby Trinity soldiers (for those who need a reminder, »
- Shaan Joshi
Rise of the Tomb Raider fans will be excited to hear that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will release the third Rise of the Tomb Raider Dlc, titled Cold Darkness Awakened on March 29th for PC and Xbox.
Cold Darkness Awakened will see Lara explore a decommissioned cold war research base where a deadly infection has been exposed to the Siberian wilderness and turned Trinity soldiers in bloodthirsty killers. Players will need to ensure their skills are sufficient to meet the task of overcoming this new enemy and decommission the base for good.
Look out for Cold Darkness Awakened on Steam and for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 29th March. Season pass holders will get Cold Darkness Awakened, along with previously released Dlc, Endurance Mode and Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch.
- Andrew Newton
Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed plans to roll out Cold Darkness Awakened, the final piece of Dlc for Rise of the Tomb Raider, across Xbox One and PC.
Included as part of the sequel’s Season Pass, there’s no word yet how much the add-on will cost as a standalone download. What we do know is that it’ll be available to purchase via the Xbox Marketplace, Steam or, alternatively, Microsoft Windows 10 storefront.
It looks set to be Lara’s darkest adventure yet, too. Arriving on the heels of January’s Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch expansion, Cold Darkness Awakened thrusts our battle-worn heroine into a brutal fight with infected enemies. There’s also mention of a wave-based mode, and you can catch a brief glimpse of Miss. Croft in action via the clip above.
Per Crystal Dynamics:
“Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, »
- Michael Briers
Cold Darkness Awakened will signify the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider's Story Dlc and it looks like Lara Croft may face one of her biggest dangers yet in the form of some zombie-like creatures. Come inside to get your first look at the new Dlc.
If you've already conquered Rise of the Tomb Raider and the Curse of Baba Yaga, you've got one more story challenge coming your way with Cold Darkness Awakened. Today, Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics revealed the new/final Dlc will launch next week for Xbox One, letting gamers explore an old Cold War base and the danger that lurks within:
Throughout Rise of the Tomb Raider we’ve seen Lara Croft rise to a world fiercely protecting its secrets while overcoming a ruthless organization known as Trinity, prevail over the brutal conditions of Siberia in the ultimate woman-versus-wild tests of stamina in Endurance Mode, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
I admit it, I’m a sentimental old fart. I get choked up and maudlin very often, when I think of family and friends, a moment in time when I realized the tragedy life can bring to us, or the joy. I tear up at the movies regularly, or reading certain passages in books. But I never thought I would weep at the loss of a video system. If you read We Are Movie Geeks regularly you must be aware of the video revolution of the 1980s, when VHS players and recorders found a place in almost every home in America. I hope you recall the early days when VHS was neck and neck with Betamax, a technically better system. Remember the days of Mom and Pop video rental stores when almost anyone could open a store front, and with a collection of VHS tapes start making money? As one of the many, »
- Sam Moffitt
It’s kind of cool to see a piece of downloadable content based on a real world subject, even if that subject is a supernatural being from Slavic folklore. I myself didn’t grow up listening to bedtime stories about the Baba Yaga, but I do fondly remember seeing it on TV when I was younger. And now it’s back, in the first piece of post-release content for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a title which we thoroughly enjoyed, both on consoles and PC.
I’ll have to admit though, after playing through Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, my biggest disappointment was the portrayal of Baba Yaga itself (herself?). Going by tradition, Baba Yaga is a transformed, usually elderly looking woman, who chases around her prey from a house which she controls, which also happens to be outfitted with a pair of chicken legs. Her traditional weapon of choice? »
- Shaan Joshi
The upcoming expansion will add "hours" of gameplay to the story of Rise Of The Tomb Raider.
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch will release January 26th. The content was previously announced and will include hours of additional content including new enemies and a new tomb to explore.
The official description reads:
"This adventure expands the story of the main campaign with Lara facing deadly new adversaries, exploring a new puzzle-filled tomb, and solving a decades old mystery, all culminating in a showdown with an ancient and mythic evil. Includes a new outfit, and a new bow."
This is, however, for the Xbox One version of the game. There is no mention of the expansion for Xbox 360 and it is unclear if the expansion will launch with the PC version of the game releasing on January 28th.
The Dlc is part of the $30 season pass, but a price »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
Rise Of The Tomb Raider‘s first story-focused Dlc, Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch hits Xbox One on January 26, Microsoft have confirmed. Developer for the sequel to the 2013 reboot Crystal Dynamics have promised “hours of gameplay” to those who decide to partake in another adventure as one of gaming’s most famous icons, but for what cost?
No price for the individual expansion has been announced by either party just yet, so all we can tell you in regards to how much this new slice of content will set you back is that Temple Of The Witch is included in the game’s season pass which currently stands at $30.
The expansion’s official description reads:
This adventure expands the story of the main campaign with Lara facing deadly new adversaries, exploring a new puzzle-filled tomb, and solving a decades old mystery, all culminating in a showdown with an ancient and mythic evil. »
- Joe Pring
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