After people finish their first Shadow of the Tomb Raider run, there is a pretty substantial incentive to play again. It has been confirmed via the official website that there is a New Game Plus option. This allows you to carry over content from your old game and use it in a new one, as you would expect, while also allowing you access to new content.
The typical items you expect to carry over in a Shadow of the Tomb Raider New Game Plus file do. This means any equipment upgrades, gear, outfits, skills, and weapons Lara Croft picked up on the first run will remain in her repertoire and inventory.
However, Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s New Game Plus also brings in three Paths exclusive to a subsequent playthrough. They are the Eagle Path, Jaguar Path, and Serpent Path. Sticking to one earns you exclusive mastery skills, new outfits, and themed weapons.
Here is the official description for all three New Game Plus Paths.
- Path of the Eagle: Gameplay features an emphasis on traversal and resourcefulness. Observe your enemies from afar, scouting out to plan your next attack. Traverse with ease, attacking enemies from long range.
- Path of the Jaguar: Your gameplay features an emphasis on hunting and combat. Strike down your enemies with an unrivaled ferocity. Your agility and close-ranged prowess tear through your enemies with knife takedowns.
- Path of the Serpent: You gameplay features an emphasis on stealth and subterfuge. Take down your foes one by one, using sound and decoys to sow chaos among their ranks. Mud and camoflague lets you lash out your foes before slipping back into the shadows.
Tomb Raider will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 14, 2018.