“To celebrate a crazy 20 years of Tomb Raider and its iconic heroine Lara Croft, Square Enix is releasing a special edition of the recent Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusively for PS4.
Meet Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration.
The celebratory release includes the original game, that was initially an Xbox One exclusive before arriving on PC and now PS4, all previously released DLC content, a 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, five classic Lara skins, the Extreme Survivor difficulty for the main campaign and co-op play for Endurance Mode.
But the real appeal for Tomb Raider fans of old like us is the new Blood Ties single-player content that sees you exploring Croft Manor for the first time in this new Tomb Raider timeline. The content sees Lara in her childhood home facing a legal battle for the manor after a letter from her uncle. He believes Lara has “no legal claim to the estate” and it’s up to her to prove him wrong by finding evidence in her parents’ belongings.
Blood Ties offers a glorious remastering of Croft Manor that presents memories of Lara and her father undertaking their first expedition together to the library through the old servant’s quarters. It looks fantastic and it’s eerily creepy in the passages below the house, but there’s a mystery in the reasoning as to why it’s quite so run down and what does lurk in the West Wing – perhaps it’s going to be something like Beauty and the Beast?
The actual content reminds us a lot of the scene in Uncharted 4 where Nathan and Sam Drake are looking for their mother’s diary as children. But as is the Tomb Raider way, there’s plenty of content and mysteries to unlock…”