New GTA DLC: Pay if you're Glad to be Gay!

New content to join Lost and Damned on disc

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The Lost and Damned
The Lost and Damned
Rockstar has taken the lid off the next batch of Xbox 360-exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV DLC - it's going to raise a few finely-trimmed eyebrows. The Take-Two label has also said that when the content releases in Autumn it will also be offered as part of a disc-based release along with The Lost and Damned.

So, the name of that new content - it's The Ballad of Gay Tony. Gamers can't identify themselves as lesbians in their Xbox Live profile, but if you publish one of the biggest games franchises in the world you can slap the word 'gay' in the name of your DLC... well, yes you can. That's what money is for damn it.

Anyway, the spiel from Rockstar goes like this: "Grand Theft Auto IV's second downloadable episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka 'Gay Tony'), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price."

The Ballad of Gay Tony will weigh in at 1,600 Microsoft Points if you want to download it.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, the disc release of both GTA IV episodes, will be released around the same time (probably at exactly the same time) for $39.99 (25 at the time of press). You might have noticed the lack of a 'IV' in the disc's title. That might have something to do with the fact that you won't need a copy of GTA IV to play it.

Rockstar has not, unsurprisingly, given hard dates for the release. 'Autumn' (well, 'fall') gives Take-Two plenty of time to get it out before Christmas, however - a fact that makes the easy-to-purchase-for-mums-and-dads disc release seem very sensible...

"Liberty City is the most vibrant game world we've created yet. The episodic structure has allowed us to interweave stories, gameplay and atmosphere in a whole new way", Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games apparently said. "The team at Rockstar North have yet again surpassed themselves, and made something that is both epic and very innovative. This episode's focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities."


Daz 27 May 2009 13:15
hmm, a disc version that won't require me owning 2 copies of the same game, might just have to get that.
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