Get Ready to Face the Fire
Friends, in the month after launch, Square Enix has released some info on the first DLC for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. First of all, it’s called “The Forge” and is an add-on adventure that you can play by yourself or online with a friend… or a total stranger.
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.
The Forge is free to anyone who owns the Season Pass, which is available for the cost of $29.99. $4.99 gets you the DLC on its own, while the complete package gets more for your money. This is the first of seven Challenge Tombs expected to arrive in Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s post-launch months. If you read our review, you’ll note that Challenge Tombs are among the game’s best qualities. A snippet is available down below.
“Like Die Hard, tombs in Shadow of the Tomb Raider are back with a vengeance. There is a total of nine Challenge Tombs, many of them situated in cavities that appear inspired by Lord of the Rings and with enough real estate to hide a Balrog. Booby traps are the least of your worries since there’s everything from bizarre mechanisms to carnivore-infested mazes. With a few exceptions, the danger escalates at every turn of a puzzle. No two puzzles are the same, which leaves you clueless from one tomb to the next. Three games into the series, I was pleasantly surprised by Eidos Montreal’s fresh and complex puzzle design. And the rewards are nothing to scoff at either, each adding a huge skill boost for long-term success. Accounting for tombs and crypts, players will spend a considerable timeframe immersed in darkness. Therefore, you may want to invest plenty of skill points in the Seeker skill tree.”
SOURCE: Press Release