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Watch: We attempt to survive the wilderness in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Ian and Aoife livestream the new PS4 version from 4pm.

Rise of the Tomb Raider finally launches on PS4 next week, and it packs in quite a lot of new content on top of the original release. The so-called 20 Year Celebration contains a new story chapter Blood Ties, new outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards, all of the previously released DLC, and an ultra-challenging Extreme Survivor difficulty setting.

The game also includes new online co-op mode Endurance, which sees Lara hunting down artifacts while staving off starvation and trying to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures. It's a mode firmly centred on exploration, where perma-death looms forbodingly if you forget to forage for berries ever so often or simply wander into a spike pit.

I've often wondered which member of our video team would prove most useful in a survival scenario. Bratt would obviously be the first to fall victim to wolves or the elements or a freak landslide for no other reason than because he's Bratt; Johnny seems like the type to whittle himself a corn cob pipe, hunker down and hope for the best. Ian, however, has played many, many survival games, so I feel for that fact alone he'd at least have the theory down on how to lean some twigs together to craft basic shelter. And me? As a rule I don't venture anywhere I can't wear suede, dahling.

Let's see how long Ian and I can last when we step out into the Siberian wastes from 4pm today.

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Aoife Wilson

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Aoife is a writer, video producer and TV presenter. Also Khaleesi, though legally speaking she owns no land, army or dragons. Yet.

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