Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One
The "Rise of the Tomb Raider" Xbox One bundle. http://www.microsoftstore.com/

This November, Microsoft will be releasing a new Xbox One bundle that spotlights the highly anticipated “Rise of the Tomb Raider”. The game is a time exclusive for the console and it seems like Microsoft is capitalizing on that opportunity to those who might not own the console, but are interested in the sequel.

A blog post from Major Nelson has confirmed the following for the bundle:

  • An Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive, for more game storage.
  • The Tactical Survival Kit Pack, which has a new outfit and weapon for Lara Croft.
  • Download codes for “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and the “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition”, which comes with all the game’s downloadable content (DLC).

It was smart of Microsoft to add the first game to the bundle, as any newcomers, who are interested in the series, will have both games and a complete story. Adding the 1TB Xbox One was also smart, since this give gamers more storage space for their video games, videos, music and any other application available for the console. The bundle is already available for pre-order to those interested in it.

One other interesting tidbit about the bundle is that it will be released on Nov. 3, one week before “Rise of the Tomb Raider” is officially released, according to Polygon. The bundle will be exclusive to Best Buy and the Microsoft store in North America.

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” is the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Tomb Raider” reboot from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics. As the title implies, the sequel will continue the story of how Lara Croft becomes the legendary Tomb Raider. The game will also involve actual tomb raiding in the game, which was slightly glossed over in the first game.

As mentioned earlier, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” is only a temporary exclusive, but it will take awhile before the game hits other platforms. The Xbox One version officially comes out on Nov. 10, while the PC version comes out in early 2016. PlayStation 4 users aren’t as lucky, as the game will come to Sony’s console sometime in holiday 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - "Descent Into Legend" (Credit: YouTube/Xbox)