Eidos have signed a deal with Microsoft that will see two new Downloadable Episodes hit XBOX Live for Tomb Raider Underworld after release.
The first episode titled Beneath the Ashes, takes place right after the conclusion of Underworld and will take you to a “incredible new environment” and will feature new enemies. This episode is scheduled to hit Live by Christmas.
The second episode, expected next year, is titled Lara’s Shadow, and will apparently feature a new kind of Playable Character and “create a unique Tomb Raider Experience”.
“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. “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.”
No word on Pricing for the Episodes yet.
Also, in October a playable Demo will hit the Marketplace. There’s currently no word on the demo hitting other platforms, but we’ll get that cleared up soon.