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This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Edition, PS4 release date announced

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According to Square Enix, Rise of the Tomb Raider will come to PlayStation 4 on Oct. 11.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on PS4 in a 20 Year Celebration edition, which includes the full game and all content from the game’s Season Pass (Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch, Cold Darkness Awakened, and all DLC outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards). An art card will also be included for all pre-orderers.

The 20 Year Celebration edition will include a new Extreme Survivor ultra-hard difficulty for the main campaign, as well as three new pieces of playable content. Starting with Blood Ties, a combat-free narrative-focused story where Lara explores the Croft Manor to discover new information about her family. PlayStation 4 will exclusively offer PlayStation VR support for Blood Ties, which is played in first person with the headset.

Lara’s Nightmare, a separate zombie-filled combat chapter, will also be set in the mansion with Lara fighting enemies in a nightmarish version of her family home.

Finally, there’s a new co-op version of Endurance mode, where players attempt to survive for as long as they can while keeping track of warmth and hunger meters. The longer you last, the more experience you’ll earn, but if you don’t manage to successfully reach an extraction point and escape, you’ll lose everything.

Classic polygonal Lara Croft models will be available to play as in Expedition modes, along with a new cold weather outfit inspired by Tomb Raider III.

Anyone that purchased/purchases the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass on Xbox One or PC will get all of the content above (minus PlayStation VR support) for free on Oct. 11. The content will also be able to purchase separately.

Pokemon leads to Nintendo breaking stock market records

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Nintendo has broken the record for the biggest daily turnover in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (Topix) this century.

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo traded $4.5 billion on Friday alone, breaking the record previously held by Tokyo Electric.

Xbox One S release date revealed

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According to Microsoft, the 2TB version of the Xbox One S will be hitting shelves on Aug. 2 for $399 in:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Other territories will get the console later in the year.

If you’ve already preordered one, your One S will arrive on release day. You can still pre-order the console from Microsoft, although availability is limited.

Ubisoft CEO Guillemot has seen “Really Great” Nintendo NX

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During Ubisoft’s quarterly earnings call yesterday, company CEO Yves Guillemot professed his belief that Nintendo’s upcoming NX console will bring casual gamers back into the fray.

“What we have seen is really great. We think having a new machine coming is going to help the industry to continue to grow, and to take lots more casual players back to the industry.”

-Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO

Ubisoft is the only major third-party publisher that has publicly announced an NX game, Just Dance 2017.

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