Pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One and receive the Best Buy Canada exclusive Sparrowhawk Pack (online pre-orders only)
A Thrilling New Adventure
Get set for the next big entry in Lara Croft’s latest, epic saga with Rise of the Tomb Raider arriving this fall on Xbox One. A continuation of 2013’s highly successful reboot of the Tomb Raider series by developer Crystal Dynamics, this next adventure will take you to some of the most beautifully hostile environments on earth for another thrilling, white knuckle tomb raiding expedition. If you enjoy bold, cinematic action-adventure games, then you won’t want to miss this newest title in the award-winning and critically acclaimed Tomb Raider series!
Pre-order to receive the Sparrowhawk Pack
Reserve your copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider today and receive a token to redeem for the exclusive downloadable Sparrowhawk Pack. Please note that this offer is exclusive to the Xbox One version of the game, and must be pre-ordered online on BestBuy.ca. Here is what you’ll receive in the Sparrowhawk Pack:
- The all-new Sparrowhawk Outfit for Lara, crafted from the furs and hides of animals she has hunted. The Sparrowhawk outfit also boosts Lara’s hunting ability, causing animals to scare less easily.
- The White Wood Recurve Bow Skin
- A Card Pack including the rare Master Hunter foil card, which deals double damage on animals and yields double the resources when hunting
All of these exclusive pre-order items can be seen in the image at the top of this article.
Release date: November 10, 2015
Platform: Xbox One
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix & Microsoft Studios
ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
New “Card Pack” Feature
You’ll notice the pre-order bonus includes a “Card Pack”, which is a brand new feature introduced in Rise of the Tomb Raider. As you play the game, you’ll earn cards after completing specific objectives, or you may uncover some while searching hidden areas in the environment. You can then activate these cards in extra game modes, where they become game modifiers to customize the experience in a variety of ways.
Effects of activating the cards range from increasing the game difficulty, to giving you special advantages over your enemies. Some cards will be immediately consumed when used, while others can be triggered more than once. As noted above, pre-ordering Rise of the Tomb Raider will get you the rare “Master Hunter” foil card, which will allow you to inflict more damage on animals, and doubles your hunting resource collection. There will be hundreds of ways to customize your game experience in all, and these modifiers can help you rank higher in the global leaderboards.
Enter the deadly, awe-inspiring tombs
While at E3 2015, I had the opportunity to check out Rise of the Tomb Raider, and walked away very impressed with what I was shown. The developers at Crystal Dynamics are going back to Lara’s roots as an explorer of ancient tombs littered with deadly traps and intricate puzzles. You’ll need to gather you cunning and wits to overcome the many challenges that await you, and uncover the secrets around ever corner.
Expect top-notch graphics as well, with the most immersive, realistic environments ever seen in a Tomb Raider game. Utilizing the full power of the Xbox One hardware, you’ll travel to exotic locations in Siberia and Syria, all presented in breathtaking detail. You can see some of the gorgeous action in the trailer above.
While the pre-order bonus for Rise of the Tomb Raider only applies to the Xbox One version of the game, keep in mind that the game is also releasing on Xbox 360 this fall. The game is also coming out for PC and PlayStation, but in 2016.
Are you planning on picking up Rise of the Tomb Raider? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
By Paul Hunter, Editor Gaming
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