E3 2019: Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day receives two announcement trailers

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During their press conference yesterday, publisher Square Enix and Marvel Entertainment came together alongside Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal in order to officially reveal Marvel’s Avengers the teams also gave it ae May 15th, 2020 release date. Here’s everything we know.

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You can win a Shadow of the Tomb Raider Themed Xbox One Today

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Even as National Dog wrapped up, we can’t help but enjoy watching Square Enix’s homage to such a remarkable day, one where dog owners can show their dogs off with pride and let the internet fall in love with their puppers (or so we’ve been told they get called now). As part of the celebration, Square Enix is kicking it off with an amazing opportunity.

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Square Enix and NVIDIA Team Up for the PC Version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics have announced that they will be teaming up with NVIDIA in order to develop the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider in order to optimize the game for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series GPUS for gamers across the world.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4 Gets Dated to Celebrate 20 Years of Lara Croft

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Classic Lara is Playable in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Known for her prowess in scaling cliff sides, ancient ruins, and her capabilities as an archaeologist have become known around the world over her 20 year reign. Lara Croft has become one of the most iconic heroines in the history of gaming and one that proceeds to remain so even today. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary – Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20th Celebration has officially been announced for PlayStation 4 on Oct. 11th, 2016. This new version of Rise of the Tomb Raider features a completely new story chapter named “Blood Ties”. The game will also feature a new co-op Endurance gameplay mode, PlayStation VR will be supported for “Blood Ties”. The title will include all previously released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards for players to find. A Limited Edition has been announced and will feature a Limited Edition art book.

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The newly announced Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will also be available for PC and Xbox One. Own the season pass? Square Enix has announced that all PC and Xbox One Season Pass owners will get the content for free, but with the exception of VR support. Moving Forward the Season Pass will be updated with new content that is upcoming. As for the PlayStation 4 version? All the content will be included with this versions upcoming release on launch. So there will be no need for fans to download post-release DLC at this time,.

The studio is celebrating with all Tomb Raider® fans, thanking them for being on Lara’s 20 year journey with us,” said Scot Amos, co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “The team has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition.

For a bit of background on the DLC “Blood Ties,” Square Enix has released a bit of background about the new story more, which takes place in the famed Croft Manor. In this new story mode, Lara Croft must fight against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”. This story gets underway with Lara’s uncle contesting for ownership of the Manor, and forces Lara to explore the estate in order to find the proof that she is the rightful heir. As she fights for the proof of the mansion, players must fight swarms of zombies as she attempts to hold onto her birthright and father’s secrets for good. Want to replay the mission to find all the secrets? You can re-test Lara’s zombie-killing skills in the “Lara’s Nightmare” mode, which forces her to fight her way through the haunted Croft manor in order to rid it of the evil presence holding onto it. This can all be done in support with the PlayStation VR so that players can explore and unlock the mysteries of Croft Manor in first person.

This year we celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft,” said Ron Rosenberg, co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “This provided the perfect opportunity for us to deliver a new Tomb Raider experience. With the addition of PlayStation VR support, you can play the world through Lara’s eyes for the first time in franchise history.

With all the new content, Square Enix has also announced that the game will come with a first-time experience for the franchise: a new online co-op expansion. The Endurance Mode will allow fans to raid tombs in the games brutal wilderness together.This mode will allow two players to team up in order to survive the harsh elements by day while fighting off against enemies by night. Players will gather fuel for fire, food to restore health, and even more as all resources will be hunted, collected, and or crafted. All of this will be recorded on the leaderboards for players to show off their longest survival run.

 

Additionally, in partnership with long-time partner Nixxes Software, the development team also created a numerous about of new additions in order to celebrate Tomb Raider over the years. This includes a re-envisioned version of Lara’s cold-weather outfit and the Hailstorm pistol from “Tomb Raider III”. Also, classic character models of Lara will be available for play when the game launches, including classic Lara from 1996. With the request of fans, the game will have an “Extreme Survivor” setting, which causes the game to get even more difficult, brutal, and will test players with their skills as all checkpoints will be removed from the game. This means saving is only available for those with campfires being lit – if you have the resources.

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Square Enix, in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lara Croft, has also announced a new “Scavenger Hunt Promotion” that will launch and allow fans to use their wits and skill to obtain some awesome prices. The Scavenger Hunt is a website for PC and Mobil, which allows fans to enjoy a photo, trivia, and social media challenges every week. Accomplishing these will allow fans to earn points to unlock in Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Expedition Cards. Players can also earn sweepstake entries for prices such as ATV’s, Rise of the Tomb Raider skinned PS4 consoles, and an epic grand prize that’ll take fans to the Artic for an adventure. Players can Pre-order today exclusively at GameStop’s int he United States and participating retailers in Canada to gain entry into the experience.

Rise of the Tomb Raider, currently available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, is one of the most celebrated games of the past year. The game was nominated for more than 75 awards, winning 27. Rise of the Tomb Raider was also nominated for nine DICE Awards, more than any other title in 2015.

For more information on Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, please visit the official website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix Charity Offering Tomb Raider Incentives

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Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have announced that with 20 years of Lara Croft, they are Celebrating the franchise with a set of festivities for the major milestone. For those at PAX East 2016, fans will be able to celebrate new achievements to the series as well as the protagonist throughout the year.

Since its introduction, Tomb Raider has held a significant place in video game history, and further cements that with this milestone,” said Ron Rosenberg, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “We look forward to celebrating with fans, and honoring the iconic Lara Croft with special events, retrospectives, giveaways and other surprises throughout this year of Tomb Raider.”

Originally introduced to the world of gaming in 1996 as Tomb Raider from Core Designs, Lara Croft was introduced as an archeologist that would eventually become one of the most well known names within the gaming industry. As one of the largest names within virtual entertainment, Lara Croft made a name as an ambassador for scientific excellence and even appeared live with famed band U2 while they were on tour. With over 30 titles released to date and has even received numerous awards as a culture icon for over 20 years.

Tomb Raider has become a cultural phenomenon over the last 20 years, selling millions of copies worldwide, sparking one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, and inspiring our amazing fans of all ages,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “It’s incredible to be part of this legend and to see how much the series has evolved over time, and think about what’s yet to come. Here’s to 20 more years of adventure together.

As part of the 20 year celebration, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have teamed up with GameChanger Charity to provide a free digital copy of Tomb Raider from back in 2013 for every donation of at least $1 USD. For those who donate $20 USD will be entered into a drawing to win special Crystal Dynamics swag bags including a collector’s edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider, along with special related items to the series for our favored adventurous lady. GameChanger is a non-profit focused on improving the lives of children suffering from life-threatening diseases. GameChanger delivers video game gifts to hospitals, and provides financial support to deserving families.

To donate to GameChanger, please visit, you can be rest assured that some of us will be donating.: http://gamechangercharity.donordrive.com/event/20yearstombraider/

With this news, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have also announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider’s newest content pack called Cold Darkness Awakened has launched for PC through Steam and the Windows store, but also for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The DLC will tell players about Lara Croft’s adventure through a land where nightmarish predators lurk in an old abandoned Cold War base. The pack is available for  Season Pass owenrs or available for 9.99 USD through the Marketplace.


About the Writers:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.