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Rise of the Tomb Raider - Blood Ties

When Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration was revealed, we knew that Crystal Dynamics would be implementing a new mission for the package. What we didn’t figure is that that mission would task Lara will battling with the undead. Ugh.

I Suppose Brutally Slaying Zombies Is Far Better Than Humans

“Blood Ties” is the new story mode included within the 20 Year Celebration content. There are two aspects to Lara’s next outing. Per Xbox’s YouTube page: “Explore Lara’s childhood home and unlock the secrets of Croft Manor in the “Blood Ties” story mode, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”. So, exploring Croft Manor – that sounds awesome! Turn around and then defend it against “a zombie invasion”? Sounds forced and lazy.

Who knows, maybe “Lara’s Nightmare” will do for Rise of the Tomb Raider what “Undead Nightmare” did for Red Dead Redemption. The new DLC comes as part of the 20 Year Celebration release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC October 11th. Checkout the new trailer just below. Lara’s Dad must have been into some crazy shit…

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.