REDWOOD SHORES, CA (December 5, 2017) – Square Enix® and award-winning studios Crystal Dynamics® and Nixxes Software today announced that the “Blood Ties” story chapter from the critically acclaimed Rise of the Tomb Raider®, is now available for Steam®VR and compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
For the first time, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners can experience the “Blood Ties” single-player story chapter to unlock the mysteries of Croft Manor on SteamVR. When Lara’s uncle contests ownership of the family Manor, Lara must explore deep within the estate to find the hidden history that she is the rightful heir; or, lose her birthright and father’s secrets forever. Explore Lara’s childhood home in over an hour of new story, and uncover a Croft family mystery that will change her life forever. This new release adds another treasure celebrating Crystal Dynamics 25th anniversary: new functionality to the critically acclaimed and award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Season pass owners can download the VR content for free and also receive all of the new content featured in the 20 Year Celebration edition including: Co-op Endurance gameplay, “Extreme Survivor” difficulty for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, 5 classic Lara skins, and all previously released Downloadable Content such as “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch,” “Cold Darkness Awakened,” 12 outfits, seven weapons, multiple Expedition Card packs, and more!
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration™ has received over 100 awards and nominations and is available for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC. The game has sold more than 7 million units since launch. The “Blood Ties” story is now compatible with SteamVR.
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About TOMB RAIDER
The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 63 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft® becoming a contemporary global icon. The most recent release in the world famous franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 9, 2015 and on PC January 28, 2016, and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration was released for PlayStation®4 on October 11, 2016. The game has been technically enhanced for both the Xbox One X and PS®4 Pro consoles with improvements tailored specifically to the power each platform offers. Rise of the Tomb Raider has received numerous “Best of” nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems. All of this has made TOMB RAIDER once again a destination brand for action-adventure.
About Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics celebrates its 25th year of development in 2017! This is the studio behind the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER franchise, which has sold over 63 million copies worldwide. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft has been a cultural icon for 20 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. The most recent release, Rise of the Tomb Raider, has received over 100 awards and nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.