Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Xbox 360 Gains Exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld Downloadable Chapters

If you own an Xbox 360 and you're a fan of Lara Croft, Eidos has good news for you. The upcoming Tomb Raider: Underworld will be extended with two new chapters exclusively on the 360.

by James Brightman on Monday, October 06, 2008

Xbox 360 Gains Exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld Downloadable Chapters

Eidos Interactive sent word today that it's partnered with Microsoft to bring exclusive downloadable content to the Xbox 360 for the game Tomb Raider: Underworld. Two new chapters, which extend the game experience by about six hours, will be available only on Xbox Live.

The first chapter, Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes, will become available this Christmas, and the second, Tomb Raider: Underworld – Lara's Shadow, will follow in "early 2009." The second chapter will also introduce a new playable character. Pricing on the downloads was not revealed.

"We are constantly looking at ways to extend our franchises, whilst developing a deeper relationship with our players. The retail release of any videogame is just the start of the player experience, from there it all depends where you want to take the player in terms of ideas and innovation," said Sean Vesce, General Manager for developer Crystal Dynamics. ."With these additional chapters and the online reach of Xbox LIVE, we are able to deliver exclusive content to millions of gamers worldwide."

"We're thrilled that Xbox owners will be able to extend their Lara Croft adventures with exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld episodes," said George Peckham, General Manager of Global Third Party Publishing for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business. "We look forward to continue working closely with our great publishing partners to deliver the most robust gaming experiences, only on Xbox 360."

Tomb Raider: Underworld will ship this November. A playable demo will also release on Xbox Live in October.

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