Square Enix have revealed a new expansion for Shadow of the Tomb Raider dubbed The Pillar which will become available on Tuesday, 18 December 2018. It's the second DLC after the developer introduced The Forge expansion one month ago.
Just a month after they released The Forge DLC which was the first expansion for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix are continuing with their post-launch plans with The Pillar DLC. The publisher didn't share much detail about the upcoming content, we only know the release date, which is set for 18 December 2018.
Tomb Raider's official Twitter profile shared a Behind the Scenes video which featured some concept art and gameplay from the expansion. According to the senior producer Mario Chabtini, Eidos Montreal focused on adding more challenging tombs in post-launch content. Chabtini said the studio's always listening to their community and one of their biggest requests was more tombs.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider's previous DLC dubbed The Forge included new challenge tombs so there's a real possibility The Pillar will follow the same path. Even its name suggests some underground locations filled with puzzles. Also, Square Enix earlier confirmed that seven tombs, weapons, outfits and skills will be part of the new expansions.
Some gameplay shots in trailer show Lara running through obstacles in a pretty dark environment and harsh weather conditions. It looks like heavy rain, thunders and strong winds will influence the gameplay and player's decisions. Also in some screenshots, we noticed a giant crocodile which could be one of the boss fights in the new DLC.
The Pillar is the second expansion for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and another five DLCs are scheduled for release in 2019. The content is available to all season pass owners but you can also get it separately.
If you're yet to try Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix is offering a free trial which can be downloaded on their official website. The demo contains a couple of first missions set in Mexico in which players have to find and disarm a hidden bomb.