Rise Of The Tomb Raider Will Take Around 20 Hours To Finish

Rise of the Tomb Raider is on the horizon, and recently the game’s lead designer revealed how long it will take the average gamer to finish the game.

Speaking to Pixel Vulture, the game’s lead designer Mike Brinker said the game will take around 20 hours to finish. However, if you are a completionist then that time will be doubled.

“Expect to spend around 30-40 hours getting everything done. This is gathering every weapons, ability and completing every side quest.”

“It all comes down to how you want to play through the game. Running through the game will take you around 15 – 20 hours.”

“So expect double the play time collecting everything and exploring every secret tomb. In terms of scale, all our hub spaces, the areas that allow you to explore and choose your own way to play, have been increased by three time the size.”

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Screenshots Don’t Look Too Bad

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be releasing on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year, though we’re now just getting our first look at what the game will look like on the last-gen Xbox console.

While the Xbox One screenshots are definitely better looking, the game isn’t looking bad on the Xbox 360 version, either. However, that’s mostly due to the fact that these cross-gen releases are very similar in appearance due to them being developed to be playable on the weaker hardware. So, if the company wanted to they could have ditched last-gen and we’d have an even better looking Xbox One version, but of course they wouldn’t do that as it means less money for them.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th, 2015. The PC version will release in the first quarter of 2016, while the PlayStation 4 version will release in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Square Enix Claims Tomb Raider Xbox One Exclusivity “Wasn’t An Easy Decision”

It took Square Enix long enough to finally reveal the full details on Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity on Xbox One, but that did nothing to change the fact that many fans are pissed.

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Now, Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers has come out to try and douse the flames a bit in detailing why this deal happened in the first place. Here’s what Rogers said in an interview with Examiner:

“We’re about growing our IP, this is a long-term decision. We’re going to take Tomb Raider up to the next level. With Microsoft’s belief, passion and sort of muscle to help us deliver, we really think this is going to be an awesome game that people will enjoy for years and years to come.”

Microsoft really must have made a big investment in this series to convince Square Enix to give them console exclusivity for a full year, especially considering that they would stand to make far more sales-wise if it were exclusive to PlayStation 4. I guess time will tell if this whole thing was worth it or not once the game releases later this year.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Won’t Launch On PS4 Until Holiday 2016

It somehow took us this long for official details on Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s console exclusivity on Xbox, but now we finally know what’s going on. The game will launch on Xbox consoles during the holiday season of this year, but all other versions will be coming next year.

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First up is the Windows 10 version of the game, which has been given a tentative release date of “early 2016”. After that gamers have to endure the passage of time as the PlayStation 4 version of the game will not be coming out until the holiday season of 2016. Yup, that means that we’re dealing with an entire year of waiting until PlayStation gamers can get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider.

In seeing this news it’s really making me wonder just how much money Microsoft forked over in over to get this deal in place with developer Crystal Dynamics. The Tomb Raider series has always been more synonymous with PlayStation than Xbox, with the reboot performing better on PlayStation consoles than Xbox consoles. Also, even though this is only a timed exclusive, this was kill any major sales of the game on PlayStation consoles, as the majority of sales happen during the launch window of the game and by holiday 2016 the game will be old news.

Aim Greater With The New Rise Of The Tomb Raider Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to get its full reveal this month at E3, but that hasn’t stopped the devs from giving everyone another little peak before that.

A new trailer has been released, called Aim Greater, that has Lara Croft giving a monologue on the greatest people in history and the obstacles they overcame to achieve greatness. Apparently Lara is attempting something similar in this game, though I’d say her adventure contains a heck of a lot more snow than theirs.

Check out the Aim Greater trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider and the game’s official box art below.

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Big Rise Of The Tomb Raider News Coming June 1st

Square Enix is teasing some big news regarding Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming action adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Taking to the official Tomb Raider Facebook page, the publisher posted the following brief message:

“Mark your calendars for Monday, June 1.”

Considering E3 is just around the corner, I’m curious as to what exactly they would want to talk about before that. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Tomb Raider Reboot Most Successful Title In Franchise With Over 8.5 Million Sold

The Tomb Raider reboot has pushed 8.5 million copies and is now the best-selling entry in the franchise.

Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot is proving time and time again how solid it was, as it has taken what was at first decent sales and powered on to the point that it is now the most successful game in the franchise.

The developers reported today that the game has sold over 8.5 million copies since it launched in 2013, though these sales also include last year’s remaster called the Definitive Edition. They said the following:

“Tomb Raider ignited and expanded the fan base, pushing the series to a new level. The game’s incredible sales success reflects the passionate response of players.”

Although the reboot sold best on PlayStation consoles, the Tomb Raider reboot sequel, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, will be a timed exclusive on Xbox consoles. It is set to launch in the 4th quarter of this year.