October 7, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider Pre-Order and Season Pass Recap

With the November 10 launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider just over a month away, it's time for the traditional post about pre-orders. Here are the details I've been able to gather about the North American editions. Please check with local retailers or Tomb Raider fansites if you live elsewhere.

Microsoft has just announced the specifics of their Xbox One digital pre-order packs and the Season Pass. The Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Edition (digital version) is priced at $89.99 and includes the following:

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider game download.
  • Season Pass - Includes a range of content that will extend your single-player campaign, and also allow you to compete with friends. Three major releases will challenge you to survive the extreme conditions of Endurance Mode, 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. In addition, a steady stream of outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards beginning on Day 1 and continuing over four months will keep you customizing, expanding, and challenging your friends to new adventures.
  • Remnant Resistance DLC pack - Includes the Remnant outfit (shown below) which gives Lara a chance to bandage without using any resources, the Matte Ebony Handgun skin, and the rare Bullet Resistance foil card, which gives Lara extra damage resistance to gunfire.
The regular digital pre-order edition is priced at $59.99 and includes the game and the Remnant Resistance DLC pack but no season pass.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass is also available separately through most game sellers, including Xbox and Amazon.

Physical pre-order editions are available through various other North American retailers. Here are the details, according to the official Tomb Raider Blog.

The physical Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition is priced at $149.99 and is available exclusively online through the Tomb Raider Store. It includes:

  • Full retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • 12-inch Lara Croft statue
  • Collectible steel case
  • Replica of Lara's leather journal featured in the game
  • Model of Lara's jade necklace

The Apex Predator Pack is available when you pre-order the game through GameStop and includes the following:

  • The Apex Predator outfit (shown below), which reduces damage inflicted by animals.
  • The upgradeable Python Hand Cannon, which offers incredible stopping power.
  • A card pack including the rare Holy Fire card, which causes enemies killed with melee to burst into flames, damaging and igniting other enemies nearby.

The Hope's Bastion Pack is available from Amazon and includes:

  • The Hope's Bastion outfit, which boosts charged bow shots.
  • The Wreckoner Battle Axe skin.
  • A card pack including the rare Juggernaut foil card, which gives Lara additional armor with each kill for a limited time.

The Sparrowhawk Pack is available through Best Buy and includes:

  • The Sparrowhawk outfit, which boosts Lara's hunting ability.
  • The White Wood Recurve Bow skin.
  • A card pack including the rare Master Hunter foil card, which deals double damage on animals and yields double the resources when hunting.

There is also a Xbox One console bundle, which is available for $399 from Microsoft, Best Buy, and other participating retailers. This includes the following:

  • Xbox One console with 1TB hard drive and wireless controller.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider game download.
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition game download.
  • Exclusive Tactical Survival Kit Content Pack, which contains a new outfit and weapon skin for Lara.

The Xbox 360 edition is also available to pre-order from most of these retailers. As far as I know, there are no special bundles for that version.

As a reminder, the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is available free to Xbox LIVE Gold members through October 15, in case you just bought an Xbox One and don't have that game yet.

I know many of you won't be pre-ordering because the game isn't available yet for the systems you own. Others are boycotting the game due to the Xbox exclusive. I understand that completely. But if you are pre-ordering, I'd be interested to hear which pack you've chosen and why. Please leave a comment below or tweet me @stellalune.

No comments:

Post a Comment