Free-to-play fighter Brawlhalla has had a lot of crossovers over the years, and now players will get the chance to play as Tomb Raider’s famous heroine, Laura Croft.
Through March 16, players will be able to take part in a special Tomb Raider in-game event. The event not only includes the ability to play as Laura (in both a default skin and a “survivor” skin), but it also includes a new map, new music, a complete takeover of Brawlhalla’s title screen, and a new game mode: Temple Climb.
This new mode still involves a fight-to-the-death against up to three other opponents, though it also requires players to avoid traps including spikes and fires as they continue to climb up a vertically-scrolling map.
There will also be a new podium for characters to stand on – the “Tomb Stele,” described as an “animated Podium featuring an ancient, mysterious statue said to grant KOs.”
Laura herself will be armed with the same weapons she’s been packing throughout the Tomb Raider series. She has her iconic pair of pistols, along with the bow and arrow that she’s had since the series’ 2013 reboot.
She’s not an entirely original character, however — her abilities will mirror those of the bow and gun-wielding Diana, who has been part of the series since 2016. The press release does promise that Laura “charts her own course with unique signature attack designs, custom select animations, sound effects, two brand-new weapon skins, and a dedicated roster spot,” so she’s not just a re-skin of a popular hero.
This update comes at the tail end of Brawlhalla introducing characters from Steven Universe, including Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Stevonne. The game has also previously featured characters from the WWE, Shovel Knight, Hellboy, and Adventure Time.
Anyone who misses the ability to play as Laura Croft during this event needn’t fear, however. She will still be playable in custom games after the event ends, and she will be available for purchase in the in-game store for 300 Mammoth Coins.
Anyone interested in playing as Laura Croft in Brawlhalla can download the game for free on XBox One, PS4, and Steam.
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