Xbox 360 Gets Exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC

Plus: demo announced

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Eidos has just announced a deal with Microsoft that will see the Xbox 360 get six hours of exclusive Tomb Raider Underworld DownLoadable Content.

Additionally, Eidos announced that a demo for the game will hit Xbox Live in October. The word 'exclusive' wasn't used with that, but nor was a PS3 version mentioned.

As for the DLC - that will come in the form of two separate, single-player 'chapters'. The first, Beneath the Ashes, will take place after the events of the game and will offer up a new environment, more "secrets" and new enemies. That one's due out in time for Christmas.

The second, dubbed Lara’s Shadow, is a bit on the enigmatic side. Eidos claims it "...will introduce players to a new kind of playable character and create a unique Tomb Raider experience."

Any way you look at it, this is a major coup for Microsoft. It now has exclusive content lined up for two major franchises that used to be PlayStation console exclusives (the other being GTA, in case you only just got up from under your rock). We're just waiting for an announcement about Final Fantasy XIII...

“We’re thrilled that Xbox owners will be able to extend their Lara Croft adventures with exclusive ‘Tomb Raider: Underworld’ episodes”, crowed 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.”

For more on Tomb Raider Underworld, see SPOnG's dedicated game page.

Comments

deleted 6 Oct 2008 18:58
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Sorry was tomb raider a PS exclusive?

Tomb raider - Sega Saturn, PlayStation, MS-DOS, N-Gage, Pocket PC, Mac

Tomb Raider 2 - PlayStation, PC, Mac

Tomb Raider 3 - PlayStation, PC, Mac,

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation - PlayStation, Dreamcast, PC,

Tomb Raider Chronicles - PlayStation, Dreamcast, PC

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness - PlayStation 2, PC, Mac

Tomb Raider: Legend - PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, PSP, GCN

Tomb Raider: Anniversary - PlayStation 2, Windows, Mac, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360

not to mention various DS, GBA, N-Gage + Java Versions

also the 360 had the Downlaodable version of TR:Anniversary
on a personal note tho i love TR series and its gone from good to bad to great this is a must buy thos year for me and the added D/L content makes it a better buy :)
tyrion 6 Oct 2008 20:53
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haritori wrote:
Sorry was tomb raider a PS exclusive?

Sony allegedly paid for console exclusivity for TR2 and TR3, which is when the hype train for TR and Lara was at its biggest. Also Angel of Darkness was a console exclusive to PS2, paid for or otherwise.
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Bentley 6 Oct 2008 21:28
3/8
Console exclusive DLC sucks. It isn't going to make me buy the other console, and serves only to piss me off.

Big thumbs down to Eidos for this. Boooooo!
deleted 7 Oct 2008 00:39
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Bentley wrote:
Console exclusive DLC sucks. It isn't going to make me buy the other console, and serves only to piss me off.

Big thumbs down to Eidos for this. Boooooo!


ahhh, your pissed off at Eidos, but are pissed off at Sony or MS as well?
Daz 7 Oct 2008 00:55
5/8
I'm assuming DLC is available to silver members? (I ain't paying for something I'll barely use) if so I'll get it for 360 (which I'm getting for crimbo) if not I'll stick to Playstation.
deleted 7 Oct 2008 01:09
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they would be silly to not allow silver members to get it :)
Daz 7 Oct 2008 01:11
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haritori wrote:
they would be silly to not allow silver members to get it :)


yeah, true, but I wouldn't put it past MS
config 7 Oct 2008 09:39
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The series did become a PS console exclusive. After the success of the original, Sony snapped up release exclusivity - notice no Saturn or N64 versions of TR2 & 3. Post-Saturn I reckon Sony let it lapse and didn't bother top pick it up again come Dreamcast - even the DC versions were released later than the PS1 version, albeit only a month for Chronicles but that probably enough given the uptake of the console.

There is no doubt that Sony is clearly dropping the ball on protecting its historically strong PS-related exclusives
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