Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics continue to celebrate Lara Croft’s 20-year legacy with a special community promotion for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration during launch week. Simply by logging in, players will receive a gift of 100,000 in-game credits. This is a thank you to fans who have been with the franchise for days, months, years or even decades, and every platform in every country is included in this promotion. These 100,000 credits can be used to purchase Expedition Card Packs which become modifiers in the extra game modes, including new Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration content such as Co-op Endurance and “Lara’s Nightmare”. Full details on the program can be found here.
20 years of Tomb Raider continues as Square Enix also debuts the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Challenge. Inspired by classic game shows from the 80s and 90s and hosted by Jessica Chobot, this event brought together 12 Internet icons as they competed for the Golden Climbing Axe to be crowned the ultimate Tomb Raider, as well as win prize money for their favorite charity!
Contestants included Melonie Mac, Doug Le of Nukem Dukem, Jessica Villarreal, “Atomic” Mari Takahashi, Jake & Logan from team Epiphany, Swiftor, Pamela Horton, Nick Gregorio, Fairlight Excalibur, Peter Paras of GameRevolution, and Malik Forte.
Fans can check out a teaser of all the action at Challenge.tombraider.com. Episode 1 of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Challenge will go live on October 6 and Episode 2 will release on October 12 following the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience, and includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, the new story chapter “Blood Ties”, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat mode, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, co-op Endurance gameplay, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, and an outfit and weapon inspired by TR III. It also includes all of the previously released downloadable content such as “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch”, “Cold Darkness Awakened”, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, multiple Expedition Card packs, and more. The game launches on PS4 October 11th, and the new content will be included as part of the Season Pass on Xbox One and PC.
You can check out the PlayStation 4 trailer below: