Rockstar Announces The Lost and Damned, GTA IV’s First Xbox 360 DLC Expansion

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Huge day of Grand Theft Auto IV related posts lined up for you, starting first with today’s reveal of the first official details for the debut episode in Rockstar’s planned series of Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable expansions. The first episode is called The Lost and Damned and will be released exclusively on Xbox Live on February 17th, 2009. Johnny Klebitz of The Lost biker gang will play the star in a new storyline that intersects with the events of GTA IV‘s original story and promises to depict a different side of Liberty City that’s never been seen before. On top of the expanded story, the add-on will also feature new weapons, vehicles, missions, multiplayer modes, and music.

“Making these episodes has enabled us to expand the narrative and the experience of interacting with a game world in really innovative ways,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We hope fans of the game enjoy the new way of experiencing life in Liberty City contained in this first episode.”

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the expansion sounds pretty substantial so I expect it to have a fairly lofty price of admission. While we wait to get more details from Rockstar, check after the break for the first The Lost and Damned screenshots.

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