The second game in the rebooted Tomb Raider canon has Lara deal with the consequences of the events of the first game and accept newfound identity as a survival specialist and adventurer. The game is being developed by Crystal Dynamics for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 with a Holiday 2015 release window. The Xbox 360 version is being handled by Nixxes Software BV. A PC version is set to follow in Early 2016 and a PS4 version is scheduled for late 2016.
Actress Camilla Luddington and writer Rhianna Pratchett reprise their respective roles from the original Tomb Raider in 2013.
Building upon the previous game and taking cues from other franchises, Lara can now swim underwater, hide in foliage, and climb trees. There is also much more emphasis on "tomb raiding" than there was in the previous game.
In addition to the campaign, Rise of the Tomb Raider features four Extra Game Modes under the Expeditions heading:
In Rise of the Tomb Raider players are able to customize a number of Extra Game Modes with the use of Expedition Cards. Expedition Cards modify the nature of the game (Big Head Mode, extra damage, always on fire, etc.) and are bought in randomized packs using game credits or by purchasing them from the marketplace. The game also gifts the player card packs for achieving certain mission objectives. Expedition Cards can only be used for games modes within Expeditions.