Rise of the Tomb Raider
"Rise of the Tomb Raider" is a timed exclusive on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. http://www.tombraider.com/

With the holidays gearing up, fans of long-running game series "Tomb Raider" can expect the newest title for Crystal Dynamics' latest take on the game featuring Lara Croft. However, those in Australia will have to look forward to an M15+ rating for “Rise of the Tomb Raider.”

This decision was made despite the lack of sex or nude scenes, Gamepur reported. The game does hold its share of violence, and as the report stated, also hints of drugs. While no apparent drug use is seen, the documentation of the board showed the use of painkillers in-game.

Also, recently, developer Crystal Dynamics revealed that the studio is not planning the multiplayer mode for the game. Forbes reported that, in fact, the multiplayer has been cut from the experience, as it will allow the developer to focus on the single-player campaign story.

This is a big break from the “Tomb Raider” tradition. The reboot from 2013 had let players experience a multiplayer aspect. However, the experience did not appear to live up to fans’ expectations, which could also contribute to the no-multiplayer decision for this year’s “Rise of the Tomb Raider.”

Still, Microsoft may have hit good gold with the timed exclusive “Rise of the Tomb Raider.” Even on its old-gen hardware Xbox 360, new sighted screenshots look very well-made and detailed. Over at NeoGAF, screenshot comparisons between the Xbox One and Xbox 360 have recently been released.

The amount of detail between the two consoles is still significant, but considering the difference in hardware, the Xbox 360 version still looks good. Fans themselves do agree that the amount of detail that the old-gen console is pretty good, perhaps better than what has been expected.

“These screens are too small, but going by then, doesn’t even look that bad. Expected much worse, honestly,” said NeoGAF member Fractal over at the NeoGAF forums.

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” is set to release on Nov. 10. It will be available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. A PC version is set for 2016, while a PS4 version is expected sometime late next year.

"Rise of the Tomb Raider" demo (Credit: YouTube/RajmanGamingHD)

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