Content: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
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Game Description: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the base game and Season Pass featuring all-new content. Explore Croft Manor in the new “Blood Ties” story, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”. Survive extreme conditions with a friend in the new online Co-Op Endurance mode, and brave the new “Extreme Survivor” difficulty. Also features an outfit and weapon inspired by Tomb Raider III, and 5 classic Lara skins. Existing DLC will challenge you to explore a new tomb that houses an ancient terror in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, and combat waves of infected predators in Cold Darkness Awakened.

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Product Info:
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Website: Rise of the Tomb Raider
Twitter: @tombraider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 – and Crystal Dynamics, Twitch and Xbox have teamed up to add two new interactive features to Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One.

According to the press release, “gamers who tune in to watch Rise of the Tomb Raider being played via the Twitch application on Xbox One will be rewarded with gifts for viewing someone complete a special event in the single-player game. Viewer gifts of in-game credits are handed out when the player completes a side mission, challenge tomb, crypt, and other specific achievements. These rewards are redeemed using the in-game marketplace. Credits are used to purchase Expedition Card Packs, which give access to different modifiers, weapons, and outfits for use in the Expedition Modes – the all new way to play the game outside of the story campaign that includes Score Attack, Remnant Resistance and Chapter Replay.

Conversely, any fans who stream Rise of the Tomb Raider in Expedition Mode via the Twitch application on Xbox One will have the option to let their viewers impact gameplay at various points by choosing between two Expedition Cards. Once viewers make their choices and totals are tallied, whichever card receives the most votes is activated for a period of five minutes, thereby mixing up the player’s experience and making things either more challenging, easier, or just unpredictably fun.”

“Our fans are a committed die-hard community and we are always pushing innovative ways to help them share their experiences and be part of each other’s adventures,” said Scot Amos, Executive Producer on Rise of the Tomb Raider. “By partnering with Twitch we’ve created a unique interaction loop that rewards viewers who influence a streamer’s game real-time, and have simultaneously given streamers a new game play experience thanks to viewer-driven decisions!”

“The Twitch community created and has since embraced the ‘Twitch Plays’ gaming phenomenon,” said Matthew DiPietro, SVP Marketing, Twitch. “By incorporating interactive functionality into a storied franchise like Tomb Raider for Rise of the Tomb Raider, it illustrates the appeal of social video.”

We’re sure you’re going to have some questions about these new features, so we’ve addressed a few of them here:

Rise of the Tomb Raider Twitch Feature – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Rise of the Tomb Raider Twitch rewards feature?
A. The “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Twitch rewards feature allows Xbox One Twitch viewers to receive rewards for witnessing specific events while watching a streamer plays “Rise of the Tomb Raider.”

Q. How can viewers interact with the streamer via Twitch?
A. The “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Twitch features allow fans watching streams of Expedition Modes the ability to vote between two (2) Expedition Cards which will modify the streamer’s (player’s) experience. These Expedition Cards will make the streamer’s experience temporarily more challenging, easier, or entertaining.

Once voting is triggered, a 60-second timer will start and voting is conducted via text entry of “#1” or “#2” in the chat. The Expedition Card with the most votes gets activated when the timer expires. Viewers can vote from any Twitch chat client interface.

Q. How long will these modifier cards be active for?
A. The effects of these Expedition Cards will last up to five (5) minutes or until the player dies and/or a checkpoint is reloaded.

Q. How many modifier cards will be available at launch to vote between?
A. At launch, a curated set of 64 cards have been arranged into 186 pairs for viewers to vote on. These Expedition Cards include modifiers that challenge the player by making the enemies stronger, give the player an advantage, or humorous effects to make the experience more entertaining such as “Big Head Mode.”

More Expedition Cards will be made available post-launch as modifiers. Stay tuned for more details.

Q. Do I need to have earned the Expedition Card or have it in my inventory before it is available for Twitch votes?
A. No, a curated set of 64 cards have been arranged into pairs to be voted on by viewers that will make the streamed experience equal parts entertaining and challenging. This means that even if a player hasn’t earned a certain Expedition Card they still have the opportunity to experience it via the Stream.

Q. How are votes triggered?
A. Votes are triggered periodically while playing any of the Expedition Modes. These modes are: Score Attack, Chapter Replay, Chapter Replay Elite, and Remnant Resistance.

Q. As a streamer, how do I take advantage of the Twitch voting feature?
A. The Twitch vote feature requires the use of the Xbox One Twitch app to broadcast “Rise of the Tomb Raider” as well as having the “Broadcast Interactions” options set to “on” in the options menu. Voting will not occur more than once every six (6) minutes.

Q. How are rewards earned via Twitch?
A. “Rise of the Tomb Raider” rewards viewers when the streamer completes the following activities during the single player campaign.
• Side Missions
• Challenges
• Challenge Tombs
• Crypts
• Specific achievements

Please note, rewards are for Xbox One Twitch viewers recognized by the system only. Additionally, the broadcaster must be broadcasting via the Twitch App on Xbox One for the rewards feature to be active.

Q. What kind of gifts will be rewarded to viewers?
A. Gifts awarded to viewers consist of 500 in-game credits that may be used to purchase Expedition Card Packs, which give access to different modifiers, weapons, and outfits for use in the Expedition Modes.

Please note: Twitch gifts will expire after 30 days of being awarded. They must be redeemed in the in-game marketplace within that time period.

Q. Is there a limit to how many gifts may be awarded to a viewer during a single stream?
A. There is no limit to how many rewards a viewer may receive during a single stream. However, rewards are for Xbox One Twitch viewers recognized by the system only. The longer a viewer watches a streamer play “Rise of the Tomb Raider” the more rewards they can earn!

Q. Are there any other Xbox titles coming with this rewards experience?
A. We don’t have anything to announce at this time. If you’re a fan of the feature, let us know at Xbox Feedback.

Content: Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Game Description: Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition. Huge ancient spaces littered with deadly traps, solve dramatic environmental puzzles, and decipher ancient texts to reveal crypts as you take on a world filled with secrets to discover. Conquer a world fiercely protecting its secrets, endure perilous conditions and unstable landscapes, face dangerous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore huge interactive environments. Use the environment to your advantage, scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies, configure Lara’s gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, craft explosives on the fly to sow chaos, and wield Lara’s signature combat bows and climbing axe.

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Product Info:
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Website: Rise of the Tomb Raider
Twitter: @tombraider

Rise of the Tomb Raider – This bundle includes Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Edition – This bundle includes Rise of the Tomb Raider and the Season Pass.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is due to release 10 November and is easily one of my most anticipated games of the year. Our friends at Crystal Dynamics were kind enough to send me the complete list of achievements AND share them with you.

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Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully 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.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Achievements
Name Description Points Points (360)
A Trusty Old Friend Kill 5 enemies within 10 seconds using any rifle 10 15
Avid Shopper Purchase all items from the supply shack 10 15
Bacon! Kill a razorback boar using a Molotov cocktail 10 00
Bar Brawl Melee kill an enemy using a bottle 10 10
Blade of Justice Perform 25 special stealth kills with the knife 10 15
Challenging Complete any Challenge Tomb 10 20
Chemical Warfare Kill 5 enemies with one Poison Arrow 15 00
Compulsive Complete every Challenge 25 30
Craftswoman Craft 5 pieces of Equipment 10 15
Dead Ringer Get 25 headshots using the Bolt-Action Rifle 10 15
English Pedigree Headshot an enemy with an arrow from a distance beyond 25m 15 00
Fall Guys Kill 5 enemies by shooting them in the leg 10 10
Fearless Defeat a Deathless Swordsman using only melee attacks and a finisher 15 00
Firestarter Defeat 2 enemies or more using a single Molotov Cocktail 05 10
Fluent Reach max proficiency in any language 10 15
For My Next Trick… Dive into a well 15 00
Gilded Complete a level in Score Attack with a gold score 10 15
Glub Glub Glub Drown 3 enemies using a water finisher 10 15
Golden Child Complete every level in Score Attack with a gold score 25 00
Good Samaritan Complete 3 Missions 10 15
Huntress Kill 50 animals while wearing the Huntress outfit 10 00
Iron Will Complete a level in Score Attack using 5 cards 10 00
Keen Eye Unearth 40 Survival Caches 15 15
Laying Down the Law Kill 6 enemies with the Revolver without reloading 15 25
Looking for Trouble Complete 5 Challenges 10 15
Master Fletcher Craft 25 of each special arrow type (Fire, Grenade, Poison) 10 00
My Own Worst Enemy Complete a level in Score Attack with a card bonus of 200% or more 10 15
No Guts, No Glory Perform a 2.5 second or longer swan dive 15 15
No Stone Left Unturned Achieve 100% game completion 40 00
One-Sided Conversation Stealth kill an enemy while they are having a conversation 10 10
Paying Respects Attend a funeral 10 00
Quick and Painless Shoot 15 deer in the heart 10 20
Quiet Time Find the best seat in the house 05 00
Quite the Collector Collect 150 Cards 10 00
Rapid Recovery Heal yourself in combat 3 times 05 10
Reading the Past Translate a Monolith 10 00
Renegade Melee 5 enemies off a ledge 10 15
Self-Improvement Junkie Purchase all skills in a single category 10 15
Siberian Ranger Beat 15 combat encounters after completing the game 15 20
Rotisserie Shoot a chicken out of the air with a fire arrow 10 15
That All You Got? Complete 3 Replay Challenges in one Score Attack level 10 15
The Price of Truth Finish the game on any difficulty 125 150
These Belong in A Museum Collect 300 Cards 15 25
Tomb Raider Complete all Challenge Tombs 50 50
Trick Shot Shoot a bottle out of the air 10 10
Triple Threat Kill 3 enemies with 1 Shotgun blast 10 20
Truth Seeker Collect 25% of all narrative assets (relics, murals, and documents) 10 15
Ultimate Survivor Finish the game on Survivor difficulty 40 00
Untouchable Replay 5 different levels without taking any damage 25 00
Voices of the Past Collect 75% of all narrative assets (relics, murals, and documents) 15 30
Was That Really Necessary? Kill any animal with an explosive 10 10
Way to Go Complete every level in Score Attack with a bronze score or better 15 25
Weaponsmith Fully upgrade any weapon 10 15
Well Begun Is Half Done Complete 10 levels in Score Attack with a gold score 10 25
Woman of the People Complete every Mission 25 30
Zipper Perform a manual zip line transfer 15 15

 

** POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW **

Some of the achievements are “hidden” and I don’t want to spoil those for you. But if you just can’t wait and absolutely want to know, you can find them below.

 

 

 

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To celebrate gamescom, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics are thrilled to announce the second Rise of the Tomb Raider poster in a 4-part limited edition series announced at San Diego Comic Con in July. Designed by the award winning London design studio, La Boca, the poster celebrates Lara Croft as she ascends to her destiny as the Tomb Raider and highlights the next unique theme within the highly anticipated title – tombs.

“We tried to follow a similar process we undertake when working on movie poster,” said Scot Bendall, Co-founder and Creative Director of La Boca while speaking to the process for creating the final design of the poster.  “Trying to find the essence of the story without being too descriptive, we always try to present an image in the simplest way possible.”

Looking specifically at his inspirations and interpretation of tombs within the poster, Bendall explains, “We wanted the poster to have a feel of being underground, discovering something wondrous. Exploring and uncovering a hidden place for the first time in centuries.”