Microsoft has started rolling out its holiday bundles for the Xbox One, beginning with an impressive Rise of the Tomb Raider collection that boasts a bigger hard drive and a couple of games.
If you haven’t picked up an Xbox One just yet (and this goes double if you never got around to playing the universally loved Tomb Raider reboot from a couple of years ago), you might want to pay attention to this new bundle Microsoft is offering through the holiday season. This is actually only the first of several bundles being announced in the coming days, as Microsoft is promising another new announcement every day this week.
The Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle is certainly a nice place to begin, though, offering a 1TB Xbox One console for $349. You may recall that Sony recently announced a 1TB PlayStation 4 themed after Call of Duty: Black Ops III last week, so expect to see more consoles boasting bigger hard drives in the coming years.
You’re not just getting the beefed up console, though. While a proper release date is not yet known, this special version of the Xbox One will also boast a download copy of the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is due out “Holiday 2015.” We figure there’s a good chance this bad boy will be available before Christmas but, until we see an official release date, there’s no point in banking on anything. The bundle is due out this November, but that doesn’t mean the game will be available right out of the gate. Whenever Rise becomes available, though, it sounds like it’s shaping up to be a fun ride.
Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful and hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.
Along with Ms. Croft’s latest adventure, this bundle will also include the “Tactical Survival Kit” DLC for the new game, giving everyone’s favorite spelunker a new outfit and weapon skin. Apparently this bundle will be your only way to get your hands on this particular content.
But wait, there’s more! Order now and your Xbox One bundle will also include a full download of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, granting access to an enhanced version of the 2013 hit. In other words, between these two games, you’re going to appreciate all of that extra hard drive space.
So, there’s your first potential addition to this year’s holiday wish list. Stay tuned for more Xbox One bundles as the week continues.