Lara Croft has another horror-movie threat to take on in the latest Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC. The first story-based expansion for the game saw Lara confronting a supernatural threat in the Baba Yaga, and now she’s being threatened by Rage Virus-afflicted zombies in Cold Darkness Awakened. Dang, doesn’t Lara get to have a light adventure any more? You know, crack a few ancient unsolved mysteries, steal some treasure, and maybe fight the occasional tiger or T-Rex? Easy stuff for the experienced tomb raider.
Here’s the story behind the latest Rise of the Tomb Raider add-on, from Microsoft…
A decommissioned Cold War research base has been breached, unleashing a deadly affliction from its Siberian slumber. As the illness seeps into the wilderness surrounding the base, Trinity soldiers transform into bloodthirsty killers who thrive on carnage. To prevent the affliction from spreading, Lara must rely on her wits, physical agility, and crafting abilities to overcome this new enemy and shut down the decommissioned base.
Sounds pretty intense! Siberia is plenty rough enough without zombies. You can get a glimpse of some Cold Darkness Awakened footage at around the 1:25 mark in the above video.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened hits March 29.