Tomb Raider Reemerges as PowerWash Simulator DLC That Lets You Clean Lara Croft’s Mansion

By | January 18, 2023

All of that time away has taken its toll on the Croft Manor, and now the iconic Tomb Raider locale needs a scrub down. To restore Lara Croft’s lavish dwellings, PowerWash Simulator will crossover with Tomb Raider later this month in a free DLC for all players.

On January 31, the bizarre crossover from Square Enix Collective and FuturLab brings a free Tomb Raider Special Pack to PowerWash Simulator owners on consoles and PC. The trailer shows off a few familiar places around Lara’s home, including an outdoors obstacle course reminiscent of her earliest PlayStation adventures.

It looks like the inside has plenty to tidy, too. The PowerWash Simulator footage teases a few clean-up jobs around the Croft Manor, where layers of grime and dirt cover everything from the walls to ancient artifacts.

It’s not her most thrilling gig, but it at least looks satisfying. In a press release for the special Tomb Raider DLC, FuturLab lead designer Dan Chequer added, “We can’t wait for players to get up close and personal with Croft Manor and explore its many secrets!”

As for what those secrets are, we’ll have to wait and see, but it’s the most recent adventure Lara Croft has been on in a while. The studio behind Tomb Raider and several others were recently acquired by Embracer Group, while Amazon Studios signed a deal to help publish Lara’s next big game.

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PowerWash Simulator is available now on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Alongside the Tomb Raider Special Pack, it will launch on January 31 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

Andrea Shearon is a freelance contributor for IGN covering games and entertainment. She’s worn several hats over her seven-year career in the games industry, with bylines over at Fanbyte, USA Today’s FTW, TheGamer, VG247, and RPG Site. Find her on Twitter (@Maajora) or the Materia Possessions podcast chatting about FFXIV, RPGs, and any series involving giant robots.