Wednesday 18, November 2015

DUBAI – MENA Herald: Today, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics® launched the highly-anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider®, with the game releasing across Europe, and Japan later this week. Exclusive to Xbox in holiday 2015, the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise from developer Crystal Dynamics takes gaming’s most iconic heroine – Lara Croft – on an epic journey that sees her become more than a survivor and embark on her first tomb raiding expedition.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is the culmination of years of effort from our dedicated teams at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos® Montreal, and this is the day we’ve all been working towards,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Western Studios at Square Enix. “We can’t wait for both new and existingfans to experience the next chapter in Lara’s story as she accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider®.”

Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, and published by Microsoft, Rise of the Tomb Raider is available now on Xbox One and Xbox 360 at major U.A.E.retailers nationwide and via digital download for AED 299. In addition, Tomb Raider fans can enjoy an exclusive bundle for AED 1,599.

“We are incredibly proud of the work Crystal Dynamics and our team at Xbox have done and couldn’t be happier with the results of our partnership and collaboration,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history this holiday, the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider celebrates yet another exciting, world-class experience that will delight millions of passionate Xbox fans around the world.”

“Xbox fans in the UAE have been looking forward to getting hands on the Rise of the Tomb Raider. Available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360, the launch of this title along with a range of new features, gives our fans another reason to enjoy the holiday season with Xbox,” said Kerim Ozbakirci, Head of Xbox UAE.

As an additional incentive, anyone who plays the game from launch thru November30th will receive the coveted golden Rattlesnake Revolver Skin.Additionally, to commemorate the launch in Lara’s home town of London, England,eightdaring fans will be competing in an endurance test like none other – the Survival Billboard. Exposed to the challenges of the wild atop a billboard in central London, contestants will face arctic cold, intense wind, wild snowstorms and sudden heat as voted by the public. From Thursday, November 12 at 1PM GMT viewers can tune into the livestream at and vote on the elements the competitors will be subjected to. This is just one of multiple global events celebrating the epic adventure that awaits fans in Lara’s new adventure.

Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful, yet hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.

To learn more about Rise of the Tomb Raider, please visit

Press only:

Additional information about “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” including assets, is available at: