Today, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics launched the highly-anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider, with the game releasing across Europe, and Japan later this week. Exclusive to Xbox in holiday 2015, the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise from developer Crystal Dynamics takes gaming’s most iconic heroine – Lara Croft – on an epic journey that sees her become more than a survivor and embark on her first tomb raiding expedition.
“Rise of the Tomb Raider is the culmination of years of effort from our dedicated teams at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, and this is the day we’ve all been working towards,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Western Studios at Square Enix. “We can’t wait for both new and existing fans to experience the next chapter in Lara’s story as she accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider.”
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, and published by Microsoft, Rise of the Tomb Raider is available now on Xbox One and Xbox 360 at major U.S. retailers nationwide and via digital download, as well as at more than 110 Microsoft stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For fans looking for the right opportunity to make the jump to the newest console generation, the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle is available exclusively at Microsoft stores and Best Buy in the U.S., exclusively at Microsoft stores in Canada, and participating retailers in all markets where Xbox One is sold except China and the UK.
“We are incredibly proud of the work Crystal Dynamics and our team at Xbox have done and couldn’t be happier with the results of our partnership and collaboration,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history this holiday, the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider celebrates yet another exciting, world-class experience that will delight millions of passionate Xbox fans around the world.”
As an additional incentive, anyone who plays the game from November 10th thru November 30th will receive the coveted golden Rattlesnake Revolver Skin. Additionally, to commemorate the launch in Lara’s home town of London, England, eight daring fans will be competing in an endurance test like none other – the Survival Billboard. Exposed to the challenges of the wild atop a billboard in central London, contestants will face arctic cold, intense wind, wild snowstorms and sudden heat as voted by the public. From Thursday, November 12 at 1PM GMT viewers can tune into the livestream at survivalbillboard.com and vote on the elements the competitors will be subjected to. This is just one of multiple global events celebrating the epic adventure that awaits fans in Lara’s new adventure.
Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful, yet hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.