WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
Rise of the Tomb Raider is without question one of 2015’s most highly anticipated titles. Ever since its stunning gameplay footage at E3 2015 during Microsoft’s press conference, gamers have been on pins and needles awaiting the action-adventure game’s release. Thankfully, once players finally get their hands on a copy, Lara Croft fans will have plenty to do, as the title boasts an open world that’s three times bigger than the previous entry in the rebooted franchise.
However, Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s release isn’t without a slight bit of controversy. Due to the title being a timed-exclusive for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Sony and PC gamers are reasonably miffed since the game won’t release on PS4 and PC until next year. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that after the announcement of the deal for Microsoft to get the title first, RotTR‘s publisher was prepared to let some gamers down, as Square Enix’s CEO knew its exclusivity would disappoint fans.
Now, since Microsoft has the rights to Rise of the Tomb Raider first, the company is releasing the title’s full achievements list. Of course, with information such as this, it’s important to reiterate that some content could get spoiled, so the best course of action is to tread lightly or avoid looking altogether. At any rate, for those fans who wish to find out what kind of exploits Lara Croft will be undertaking, read on and check out the screenshots below.
The list shown in the gallery above is specifically comprised of achievements for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Rise of the Tomb Raider, but it’s safe to assume that they will all transfer over as trophies for the PS4 and achievements for the PC versions once it becomes available on those platforms. Also, the catalog of tasks reveals some intriguing gameplay prospects, such as translating a Monolith with “Reading the Past” (which could play into the addition of the previously announced language fluency element) and attending a funeral with “Paying Respects”.
The operative word in both of the achievements’ descriptions is the word “a” which insinuates that players will encounter Monoliths and funerals more than once, and like most engagements in the previous game, they will probably relate to experience points somehow. Regarding the latter, maybe gamers will be asked to press “X” to pay their respects. We just don’t know.
Additionally, the list lacks any mention of online components, and it’s to be expected, since Microsoft explained a few weeks ago that there would be no multiplayer, but a vaguely explained option for competitive challenges against friends. Surely, the decision to axe multiplayer will be a welcome one for many fans, for as the recently released Lara Croft “Descent into Legend” trailer shows, the game definitely comes off as a solo, story-driven experience.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release as a timed-exclusive on November 10, 2015 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, while the action-adventure game will be available in early 2016 for PC and late 2016 for PlayStation 4.