Celebrating the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition, Crystal Dynamics is getting into the adventurous spirit by instilling a bit of Lara Croft’s survival skills in its fans.
The developer has teamed up with Cliff Hodges’ Adventure Out to host Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration survival training. This one-time event will have 35 participants head into the wilderness of Boulder Creek, California for five hours of survival training that includes fire-by-friction, constructing earthen shelters, collecting and purifying water and making a bundle bow for hunting food. For those who wish to channel their inner hunter-gatherer, sorry to say, but a BBQ lunch will be provided.
The event will take place on November 12 in Northern California’s Santa Cruz mountains to get would-be survivalists immersed in the beautiful yet potentially deadly setting of the latest Tomb Raider adventure. Fans will be joined by NatGeo Remote Survival host Cliff Hodges and crew as well as members of Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider development team, and a number of guests from news outlet IGN.
Teams will be paired with Crystal Dynamics staff and receive points for activities and challenges, with the winning team earning a “rare” prize. All attendees will receive Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration branded giveaways at the end of the class. To mark the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro, all participants will be entered in a raffle to win the console and a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration.
The game, which released October 11, includes additional content like classic Lara Croft skins, a VR experience and a zombie-fighting mode called Lara’s Nightmare.
Crystal Dynamic’s survival event is just one of many ways the developer is celebrating its most famous video game heroine. Throughout the year, the developer has hosted fan-centered events around E3 and PAX, hosted a scavenger hunt, gave away a Jeep Wrangler and even filmed a documentary around the series’ soundtrack, culminating in a live concert.