Check out Rise of the Tomb Raider's zombie action from recent trailers

Rise of the Tomb Raider's new "Blood Ties" story mode will give you deeper insight into the Croft family, but insight is for suckers - it's all about that zombie survival "Lara's Nightmare" mode. The Treehouse of Horror-style non-canonical spin off sets Lara on a quest to defend her dilapidated homestead from hordes of historical zombies, and it looks like a Halloweeny blast.

You can see a bunch of new footage of both Blood Ties (starting around 2:50) and Lara's Nightmare (starting around 3:38) in the latest episode of Square Enix's "Woman Vs. Wild" series. 

And it all gets very blood-tinged and extra nightmarish starting at 1:20 in this TGS trailer. Though the scariest part is the surprise super-polygonal Lara at the end, if you ask me...

Meanwhile, Xbox has been repping the zombies since August. Tune in at 1:00 to see some of the rotting bastards lurk around, knowing full well that they didn't bring anything for the potluck dinner.

Both Lara's Nightmare and Blood Ties will be included with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration when it hits PS4 on October 11, not to mention all of the other game's DLC. And it will also arrive for Xbox One and PC players October as part of the Season Pass in October.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.