Right before the start of New York Comic Con, we got the chance to sit down with Vincent Monnier, Gameplay Director and Jason Dozois, Narrative Director of “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” to talk about the first DLC here called “The Forge” as well as others coming up in the Season Pass. SotTR team wanted to take a slight different approach in regards to DLC and make them part of the overall story rather than just random missions at the end of the game.
For instance DLC adventures can take place and open up while you are in the midst of the game if you haven’t already breezed through it(which you most likely have). If so you can always access them from the “Challenge Tombs” option on the main menu. Also with these new adventures you don’t have to brave them alone as you can do them via co-op. There is Exploration modes, and something like a Time Attack mode which is intriguing.
Me and my colleague Mike grabbed some controllers and headsets and tried out “The Forge” content and it was pretty fun to say the least. We got to navigate some find them things which became easier having four pair of eyes instead of two. We traveled a good way into the tomb(or so I think) and ended up stuck on one part dying over and over. I can see endless hours on the mic trying to argue where to go and how to get things done.
What’s interesting about the co-op is you both play as Lara but your partner will see you as someone else. Costumes can be selected as well as weapons for your mission.
I look forward to playing online with friends searching for treasure than the possible battle multiplayer others are looking for. You can learn more about the first DLC “The Forge” below with pricing of $4.99 standalone or included in the Season Pass on November 13th.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2018) – Square Enix®, Eidos-Montréal™, and Crystal Dynamics® are proud to announce the first of seven new DLC adventures for Shadow of the Tomb Raider™ called “The Forge.” Available as a free download to all Season Pass holders, and sold separately, “The Forge” will launch worldwide on November 13th for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam®.
In “The Forge”, Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, Lara will uncover details about a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to be lost in flame. “The Forge” delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.
A completely new adventure, “The Forge” is the first of seven monthly DLC adventures available through the Season Pass, providing players with an abundance of new content, challenge tombs, co-op experiences, weapons and outfits, Score Attack and Time Attack modes, and additional narrative side missions.
Lara Croft® has mastered an unforgiving jungle, explored vast landscapes filled with tombs, and battled Trinity for the fate of Humanity, all set against the backdrop of the Maya apocalypse. Yet even more adventures await in the hidden City of Paititi. New mysteries and challenges will arise, friendships and rivalries will deepen, and above all, new tombs will be discovered in a series of DLCs that expand the world of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available now worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Windows PC/Steam. The Season Pass is available for $29.99 or “The Forge” can be purchased as a standalone for $4.99.