UPDATE: The entire Tomb Raider trilogy is available to download for free on the Epic Games Store.
“Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition + Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration + Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition are free on Epic Games Store. Next week’s free title is Gods Will Fall.”
ORIGINAL: It looks like the next free Epic Game Store download has been revealed ahead of schedule.
As part of Epic’s 12 games of Christmas campaign, Salt and Sanctuary is available to download for free.
The 2D Souls-like game is free to download until 4pm GMT on December 30. It will be replaced by a mystery title for the next 24-hours.
Judging by the latest hints dropped by Epic Games – a mystery Tomb Raider game will join the line-up.
Indeed, according to the latest leaks, Epic Games will make the entire Tomb Raider Trilogy available for free.
“RUMOUR (EPIC GAMES STORE): Apparently, the ‘Tomb Raider: Trilogy’ will be available for FREE on December 30, according to what appears to be a legit leak posted on r/EpicGamesPC!” reads a Shiina tweet.
If the reports are to be believed, Epic customers can download the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, alongside Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The package will also reportedly contain all post-release DLC, including Baba Yaga, Cold Darkness and Blood Ties.
If you’ve got an Epic Games account, simply login, visit the PC store and claim your free game.
Do it now, and you’ll have just enough time to download Salt and Sanctuary.
The 2D action game has been favourably compared to Dark Souls, featuring similarly punishing gameplay.
It’s also been praised for its dark and brooding atmosphere, which reflects the challenge found within.
“A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, where grinning, mossy corpses cling to rusted arms, shambling figures begin to stir,” reads the official description.
“Beneath crumbling, salt-worn structures, labyrinthine passageways lead to unspeakable evil, long forgotten by man.
“Salt and Sanctuary seamlessly combines fast, brutal, and complex 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics. Discover, craft, and upgrade over 600 weapons, armour pieces, spells, and items as you explore a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, desecrated monuments, and the fallen lords they once celebrated.
“From Ska Studios, the award-winning indie studio behind a long list of stylistic, visceral, and brutally executed action titles that includes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, and Charlie Murder, comes Salt and Sanctuary, the studio’s most ambitious title to date.”