New downloadable content coming for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider's Lara Craft

Last night, during the Game Awards, we were treated to our first glimpse at Rise of the Tomb Raider’s upcoming substantial DLC,  Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch. With the hype still being generated from that, it’s easy to forget that there are two other DLC packs making their way to Rise of the Tomb Raider in the future. We were contacted by Microsoft with some information on that DLC, and it’s sounding interesting.

Coming to you later this month (December 29th, to be exact) is going to be the addition of Endurance Mode. The new mode is going to do exactly what it sounds like – make Rise of the Tomb Raider much more focused on enduring the elements.  It’s described to us as “The ultimate woman-versus-wild test” where you “start with nothing and must find everything.” Making fires requires fuel, the cold is dangerous, and food is necessary. For those who buy into games like The Long Dark, this should be a nice addition to Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Teased at the Game Awards was Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, a story driven DLC that’s intended to bring Lara to the “Wicked Vale” to search for a missing man. As the first look trailer makes abundantly clear, things get a touch supernatural. The new DLC should be coming early 2016, and promises to have us “facing deadly new adversaries, exploring a new puzzle-filled tomb, and solving a decades old mystery, all culminating in a showdown with an ancient and mythic evil. ”

Finally, we’re being treated sometime in 2016 with “Cold Darkness Awakened.” This, much like Endurance Mode, is going to be giving us a brand new way to play Rise of the Tomb Raider. The DLC will give us a “horde mode” of sorts, where we’re faced with surviving wave after wave of vicious enemies, all infected with a mysterious affliction that’s turned them into ” blood-thirsty, mindless killers.”

If you’re interested in all of this DLC, you may want to consider saving some money with the season pass. Otherwise, feel free to pick them up as they’re released throughout 2016.

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