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'Rise of The Tomb Raider' DLC 'Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch' Arrives Jan. 26

21 January 2016, 9:51 am EST By Anu Passary Tech Times
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Microsoft has confirmed that the first story DLC for "Rise of The Tomb Raider" dubbed "Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch" will be arriving for Xbox One on Tuesday.  ( Xbox )

Fans of Lara Croft will be excited to learn that developer Crystal Dynamics is looking to spread some cheer as the much-awaited downloadable content for Rise Of The Tomb Raider dubbed Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch is poised to arrive in a few days from now.

Come Tuesday, fans of the title will be able to lay their hands on the first story DLC for the game for Xbox One as Microsoft has confirmed its arrival date.

Tech Times reported last December 2015, the DLC will show Lara battling it out against new enemies as she makes her way through a strange new tomb. During her journey, she will not only solve puzzles, but also battles hallucinations.

Microsoft has already divulged that the DLC will bring "hours of additional gameplay" the gamers' way. Lara also sports a new bow and an outfit.

"Deep in the wilds of Siberia, there is a forbidden forest that no man will enter, where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara enters the Wicked Vale in search of a missing man, but what she finds is a nightmare that she cannot explain. Is the witch, Baba Yaga, truly haunting the forbidden forest?" notes the DLC's synopsis.

Launched in November 2015, Rise Of The Tomb Raider has already sold over a million copies. It is available for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The PS4 version will be released in 2016, in time for the holiday season.

Interestingly, the release of the Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch DLC is slated two days prior to the launch of the title's PC version. For those wondering if the PC version of the game will also benefit from the new DLC, reports hint at a strong possibility that it will arrive on Thursday to the platform.

While the expansion will be available for Xbox One on Tuesday, it is unclear if Xbox 360 will also have access to the game.

The first season pass content - Endurance Mode - was made available in December 2015. In this mode, gamers had to manage Lara's warmth, as well as get resources that would enable her to stay alive in harsh conditions. Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch is also included as part of the season pass for Rise Of The Tomb Raider. The season pass costs $29.99.

The price of the individual expansion is currently not known. The third DLC for Rise Of The Tomb Raider entitled Cold Darkness Awakened is also in the works and is anticipated to release sometime in 2016.

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