Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally ready to hit the PS4 – here's everything you need to know about the new game, including how to pre-order, all the best deals, and where to buy it for the PlayStation 4 in the UK.
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release date – When is it coming out?
Lara Croft's latest adventure is heading to Sony's console on October 11, 2016, almost a year after launching on Xbox One and PC, due to an exclusivity deal with Microsoft.
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 pre-order – Where can I buy it?
As you'd expect from a blockbuster title, you'll be able to purchase Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 from a variety of online retailers. We've gone ahead and rounded up some of the best deals we can find, because we know comparing prices is a complete ball-ache and you've probably got better things to do.
We'll be sure to update this space with new deals and prices as the game comes closer to release, but for now here are the cheapest places to find it:
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 gameplay – What's new?
Square Enix has confirmed that all existing downloadable content for Rise of the Tomb Raider will be bundled with the PS4 version.
In addition, PS4 players will have the option to play through Blood Ties, an all-new mission developed specifically for PlayStation VR. This is a nifty exclusive, and should give you an interesting way to try out your shiny new headset.
The virtual reality experience will take place in the Croft Manor, which you have to defend against a dangerous zombie invasion. Here's Sony's blurb to give you a taster:
“When Lara’s uncle contests ownership of the Manor, Lara must explore the estate to find proof that she is the rightful heir, or lose her birthright and father’s secrets for good. Players can then test their zombie-killing skills in the replayable 'Lara’s Nightmare' mode: a haunted Croft Manor where players have new challenges and must rid the Manor of an evil presence.”
The PS4 release will also include an "Extreme Survivor" difficulty setting due to the insistence of fans wanting a more challenging adventure. This will also be available on Xbox One and PC, unlike Blood Ties.
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Considering Rise of the Tomb Raider is launching at full price on PS4 almost a year after its initial release, it's great to see an abundance of new content being added to the game.
Square Enix released an impressive new trailer during Gamescom 2016 to showcase some of the exclusive content coming to this new version of the game:
Throughout the trailer Lara is seen sneaking about her homely manor in search of mysteriously hidden secrets. She also finds herself up against strange waves of supernatural, humanoid creatures.
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