Xbox 360 Gets Exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC Chapters

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Multi-platform owners, the decision on which version of Tomb Raider: Underworld to get when it ships next month has pretty much just been made for you. Eidos announced this morning that a deal has been inked with Microsoft to release two downloadable expansion chapters exclusively for the Xbox 360 version of the game. The first bonus chapter, subtitled Beneath the Ashes, will be released just in time for Christmas this December and continue the storyline of Underworld with a brand new environment to explore and new enemies and secrets to discover. Lara’s Shadow, the second DLC chapter, will be released early next year, promising to “introduce players to a new kind of playable character and create a unique Tomb Raider experience.” Interesting…

“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 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.”

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