Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Twisted Gears DLC Available Now

With all the hullabaloo over the Game Informer's Rise of the Tomb Raider preview, the latest Temple of Osiris DLC release flew in under the radar. The second expansion pack, titled "Twisted Gears," launched Monday on Steam, Xbox LIVE, and PSN. Players who already purchased the Season Pass just need to visit the Community Chest in the game to unlock the new content. If you haven't yet purchased this DLC, or the Icy Death pack released in January, it is also available separately.

The Twisted Gears pack includes the following:
  • Playable area: Tomb of the Embalmer
  • Costume: The Original (Tomb Raider 2 Lara)
  • Weapon: Cluster Bomb Launcher
  • Amulets: Sekhmet's Wrath, Osiris's Silver Fire Flail
  • Rings: Sekhmet's Blessing, Sekhmet's Retribution

If you've played it, I'd love to hear what you think. Please post a comment below or ping me on Facebook or Twitter. I enjoyed both DLC packs and was very happy to see the new areas are challenging, full-length levels and not just abbreviated puzzle/combat rooms, like the Guardian of Light DLC.







Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Twisted Gears DLC screenshots. Click for larger images.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Game Informer Launches Month-Long Rise of the Tomb Raider Exclusive

The March issue of Game Informer, available now in both print and digital editions, features a 12-page cover story devoted to Rise of the Tomb Raider. Readers can get an exclusive first look at Lara's upcoming adventure, her hunt for the mythical city of Kitezh, the game's diverse locations and updated crafting system, as well as returning friends and foes.

Visit GameInformer.com/ROTTR throughout the month of February for regular Rise updates, including interviews with Lara Croft actor Camilla Luddington and lead writer Rhianna Pratchett. Subscribe to GI to read the full story with exclusive screenshots.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will initially be released in late 2015 exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360. For additional details, check out the growing list of game features and bookmark my Rise of the Tomb Raider page.

Rise of the Tomb Raider featured in Game Informer's March 2015 issue
Game Informer issue 263 cover. Click for full-size version.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Icy Death DLC Available Now

This week marks the release of the first major DLC pack for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. If you purchased the Season Pass, you'll now have access to the Icy Death Pack. Head to the Community Chest in the Shrine of Osiris area in-game to unlock the following goodies:

Playable Level: Tomb of Hoarfrost (accessed through the Sunken Temple of Sobek area of the Overworld)
Skin: Ice Climber Lara
Weapon: Icy Death
Amulets: Frozen Pendant of Set's Chosen, Bronze Hedjet Flail
Rings: Frozen Band of Set's Favor, Frozen Mark of Set's Ascetic

For more information about the new content, check out the latest developer diary from Cyrstal Dynamics.



In addition, all of the pre-order bonus packs are now available for purchase:

Deus Ex 'Ultimate Augmentation' Pack Includes: Deus Ex themed skins for all four characters, Adam Jensen's signature combat rifle, and the Augment Ring, which reduces the cost to unlock treasure chests by 10%.

Hitman 'Assassinate Your Enemies' Pack Includes: Exclusive Hitman themed skins for all four characters, Silverballers (twin pistols), and The Agent Ring, which gives your character increased weapon and bomb damage.

Lara Croft Legend Pack Includes: Tomb Raider: Legend skins for all four characters, Golden Pistol, and Legend Ring, which gives your character regenerating health and increased torch range.

If you haven't yet bought the Season Pass and want to see what it includes, check out the LCTOO DLC page on tombraiders.net. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is available on Window PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Icy Death DLC screenshots. Click for larger images.

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