It recently came to light that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot by Crystal Dynamics will have multiplayer, but nothing much was known about the mode at the time. However, thanks to a member of the Tomb Raider forum, more details about the multiplayer component of the game have now been revealed.
One of the multiplayer modes will be Team Deathmatch. You play either as a team of Lara's surviving allies or as a member of the hostile natives called Scavengers. The matches are in a best-of-three format and players alternate between the teams between rounds.
Besides human enemies, players will have to survive against environmental traps such as levers that shoot spikes out of walls or destructible environments, such as bridges. The multiplayer mode will feature the bow as a weapon, much like the one Lara uses in the single-player campaign.
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Another multiplayer game mode is called Rescue, where the survivors collect medical packs and deliver them to various places on the map while Scavengers try to kill as many of them as possible. One of the maps in this game mode is called Wind Chasm and is described as tropical with traps, vantage points and junk.
A third game mode is called Cry for Help, where the emphasis is on discovering and collecting items as opposed to straight out killing each other. Not much information about this game mode has been revealed yet.
The Official Xbox Magazine last month tweeted that Tomb Raider, which was earlier thought to be a strictly single-player game, would also feature a multiplayer mode. More information about the multiplayer component of the game will be revealed in the February 2013 issue, which is set to hit stands on January 8 and will feature hands-on impressions.
The multiplayer mode of Tomb Raider is being developed by Eidos Montreal—the studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the still-in-development Thief 4. Community Manager MeaganMarie stated on the Eidos forums, “Tomb Raider will include a multiplayer offering thanks to the hard work of our sister-studio, the hugely talented Eidos Montreal. The team at Eidos Montreal has been working away at the multiplayer while we focused everything on the single-player offering.”
Crystal Dynamics released a new trailer for Tomb Raider last month. This is the first in a series of trailers that showcase some of the game’s features. Episode 1 of the trailer series, called Guide to Survival, shows the start of the game's story and explains how Lara Croft is a smart and resourceful character.
A big new feature of the game is the Base Camp, where Lara rests between missions. The base camp has many options, including fast travelling and levelling trees. The base camp also lets you upgrade weapons and skills, experience for which is earned by doing missions, exploring or fighting.
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