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 (PC) is now available in the Windows Store. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful 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. Only the Windows Store version of Rise of the Tomb Raider includes rich Xbox Live features like Achievements, Game DVR, Leaderboards, and more.

Purchase Rise Of The Tomb Raider (PC) From The Windows Store

To celebrate the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Windows Store is offering a 10% discount on the game and the Remnant Resistance Pack for free if you purchase by February 3, 2016.

For more information on Rise of the Tomb Raider, please visit the Windows Experience Blog.

MINIMUM PC SPECIFICATIONS:

Rise of the Tomb Raider has been optimized for Windows 10, but to ensure performance, the following minimum PC specifications are needed:
• Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 945
• Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB
• RAM: 6 (SIX) GB
• Hard Disk Space: 35 GB (base game)
• Requires DX11 • Supported peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, Xbox One gamepad

RECOMMENDED PC SPECIFICATIONS:

• Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.40GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.0Ghz
• Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290x
• RAM: 8 (Eight) GB
• Hard Disk Space: 35 GB (base game)
• Requires DX11

SUPPORTED OS:

Windows 10 (64-bit version only) with Windows 10 November update installed (Windows 10 Version 1511). Learn how to check if what version of Windows 10 your PC is running and how to update to Windows 10 Version 1511.

Details about the Xbox version of Rise of the Tomb Raider

 

Today we have announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider is Coming to Windows Store and Steam on January 28.

Here is the official press release:

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Professional danger-seeker Lara Croft delved her back onto Xbox last holiday season in Rise of the Tomb Raider – and now, she’s getting back into the swing of things on Windows 10. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ high-octane open-world adventure hits the Windows Store, Steam, and other major retailers on January 28, bringing all of the exploration, excitement, and beautiful scenery of Lara Croft’s latest quest to a whole new audience.

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara journeys into the heart of Siberia in search of the lost city of Kitezh – but the nefarious Trinity organization is in a no-holds-barred race to uncover Kitezh’s legendary secret of immortality. Lara’s myriad survival skills and penchant for guerrilla combat will serve her well in this outing, as she turns the tables on Trinity and becomes the hunter instead of the hunted.

“The PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the positive momentum from our highly successful partnership and collaboration with Microsoft for the launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.

Crystal Dynamics has added a slew of awesome new Windows 10-specific features to the critically acclaimed game, including stunning 4K resolution support – and Rise of the Tomb Raider will be the first game ever to include cutting-edge VXAO technology, developed in partnership with NVIDIA.

If you haven’t played Lara Croft’s latest adventure yet, there’s no better time than the present – check out Rise of the Tomb Raider today on Xbox One and Xbox 360, or January 28 on Windows 10, and experience the tale that turns gaming’s greatest heroine into the Tomb Raider that she truly is.

 

 

Back in October, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics revealed how the single player experience will be extended in Rise of the Tomb Raider and last night at The Game Awards shared a first glimpse at Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, one of the major content packs coming early next year via the Season Pass or as standalone DLC. In addition to Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, fans can also look forward to two other considerable additions to Rise of the Tomb Raider with Endurance Mode (available Dec. 29) and Cold Darkness Awakened (available in 2016) along with a slew of new outfits, weapons and expedition cards to personalize and extend fans experience in the main campaign.

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See below for more information on the main content additions as well as the card packs, weapon skins and outfits available in the Season Pass or as Standalone DLC for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Endurance Mode – Available December 29th

Alone and in the wild, Lara must scrounge, scavenge, craft and survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies, both man and beast, by night. This is her ultimate woman-versus-wild test to push the limits of how long she can survive on her own in sprawling, unforgiving landscapes. Fire takes fuel, cold kills the unprepared, food restores health, but everything must be caught, collected, or crafted. You start with nothing and must find everything. Challenge friends to your longest survival run and battle to the top of the leaderboards for the title of Ultimate Survivor. Includes a new outfit and weapon.

Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch – Available in early 2016

Deep in the wilds of Siberia, there is a forbidden forest that no man will enter, where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara enters the Wicked Vale in search of a missing man, but what she finds is a nightmare that she cannot explain. Is the witch, Baba Yaga, truly haunting the forbidden forest? Or is there more to the legend? Featuring hours of new gameplay, 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.

Cold Darkness Awakened – Available in 2016

Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilds that transforms beasts and men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers. Lara must overcome increasingly dangerous waves of these infected predators while scrounging their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly, in kill or be killed survival-combat. Fight for your life against new enemies and complete new challenges, while discovering a way to stop or perhaps even reverse this impending catastrophe. Includes a new outfit and weapon.

Also included:

Expedition Card Packs

  • Silver Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, guaranteed to contain at least one Uncommon Card.
  • Gold Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, guaranteed to contain at least one Rare Card.
  • Advantage Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which will give Lara a distinct advantage while playing. Perfect for those looking for a little edge.
  • Challenge Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which inflicts a restriction on Lara or another modifier that makes gameplay more difficult. Overcome challenges to earn bonus credits.
  • Wild Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which will have a highly unique impact on gameplay. Who knows what creative, crazy, or even Rare Cards are within?

New outfits & weapon skins

  • (available now) The Siberian Ranger Pack – Includes the “Siberian Ranger” outfit which increases Lara’s carrying capacity of all special ammunition, the “Accipiter Nox” Semi-Automatic Pistol skin, and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • (available in 2016) The Prophet’s Legacy Pack – Includes the “Immortal Guardian” outfit that reduces Lara’s damage from Greek Fire, the “Piercing Truth” dagger and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • (available in 2016) The Ancient Vanguard Pack – Includes the “Ancient Vanguard” outfit that reduces the delay before Lara regenerates her health, the “Guiding Light” Bow skin and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • (available in 2016) The Wilderness Survivor Pack – Includes the “Nightshade” outfit that gives Lara the chance of looting an exotic animal resource from a common animal, the “Deathsong” Bloody Hatchet and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 – and when it launched, we announced Crystal Dynamics, Twitch and Xbox added two new interactive features enabled when the game is streamed via the Twitch application on Xbox One. If you want to see how the feature works first hand, I’ll be streaming the game on Twitch and showing off the feature.

The stream is scheduled for Monday, 23 November at 3p ET / 12p PT and will be streamed live on my Twitch channel (or watch it below once it goes live). I will be joined by Laura (lollip0p), who you may recognize as one of my co-hosts from the MNR podcast.

Watch the stream for a chance to win a code for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Here are the features we’ll be showing off.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Twitch Interactive Features

* Gamers who stream Rise of the Tomb Raider in Expedition Mode via the Twitch application on Xbox One will have the option to let 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 experience and making things either more challenging, easier, or just unpredictably fun.

* 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.

Purchase Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One and Xbox 360 from the Xbox Game Store.

In addition to the live stream, I also have an Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition to give away.

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The collector’s edition is packed with valuable memorabilia, including a 12 inch tall statue of Lara Croft that depicts her search for answers on her first tomb raiding expedition, a model of the jade necklace that was Lara’s first archaeological discovery, and a collectible steel book case.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment below to this post answering the following question (do not post it on Twitter that will not count):

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft visits some of the “most beautifully hostile environments on earth”. Where do you think that would be?

  • What can you win?

One winner will win the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition.

  • What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post with your answer. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is Monday, 23 November at 3p ET / 12p PT. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Rise of  the Tomb Raider in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 23 November (if you’re watching the Twitch stream, I’ll mention the winner there too). We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus. If you use ad blocking or script blocking software, you may need disable it in order to leave a comment.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks for participating! Congratulations to Tracy Babb (GT: ORIGENxGarboMan) for winning the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition prize.

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.

Purchase Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

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.

November is here and with it, a number of new Xbox One titles expected to release this month. This is in no way a complete list, but the following titles are currently listed in the Xbox Games Store with November release dates.

    

    

Need for Speed (Released 03 November)

Become the ultimate icon of today’s urban car culture in Need for Speed, featuring Five Ways to Play and a huge open world to race and explore from dusk ‘till dawn.

Purchase Need for Speed Standard Edition from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Need for Speed Deluxe Edition from the Xbox Games Store

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Released 03 November)

Take Snoopy on a grand adventure through amazing environments, created in his imagination, as he tries to find Charlie Brown and all his friends.

Purchase The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure from the Xbox Games Store

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Releases 06 November)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.

Pre-Order Call of Duty: Black Ops III from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Call of Duty: Black Ops III Digital Deluxe from the Xbox Games Store

Fallout 4 (Releases 10 November)

Bethesda Game Studios welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.

Pre-Order Fallout 4 from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle from the Xbox Games Store

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Releases 10 November)

Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition.

Pre-Order Rise of the Tomb Raider from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Edition from the Xbox Games Store

Star Wars Battlefront (Releases 17 November)

Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars Battlefront.

Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition from the Xbox Games Store