Rise of the Tomb Raider to Arrive on Windows Store, Xbox Gets New Mode

A Steam listing this week said the new Tomb Raider game would be arriving for Windows PCs sometime in January, and now Microsoft has reiterated the same albeit in an ultimately vague fashion.

All in all, PC fans of the franchise can indeed now start salivating with the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider so close.

The confirmation comes via the Windows Store Twitter account, and it’s reasonable to expect the “coming soon” will be in line with the game’s availability on Valve’s digital game distribution platform. Seeing as how the Windows Store is a Windows 8 and 10 product though, gamers on Windows 7 will still be flocking to Steam to get their Lara Croft fix.

As for Xbox One owners who have been enjoying the sequel to 2013’s action-based series reboot Tomb Raider since its launch on the current-gen console back in November, a new gameplay mode has been added to the Expeditions category in the main menu.

Called Endurance, the mode has Lara Croft doing the usual: searching for artefacts, fighting off wolves and the like. But in a twist, players must also take care of Croft’s hunger and temperature. That involves foraging the wilderness for regular amounts of food and building a camp fire to survive the bitter cold.

As you can expect, it is by far the toughest thing in the game. If she doesn’t eat or get warmth, she dies. This on top of everything else Croft already needs to balance. If that sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the Xbox Store and try it out for yourself. You will need to fork over Rs. 760 for the Endurance add-on, mind you.