You know there’s something not quite right with an industry when a product can sell (not just ship, mind you) 1.5 million individual copies across 6 major platforms and it’s performance is deemed ‘unsatisfactory’…
Unfortunately, such a fate has befallen the latest Tomb Raider game, Underworld.
Despite receiving above average reviews (in spite of some bugs, camera & control issues, poor combat, inconsistent story-telling & a short length) the game simply hasn’t sold as well as EIDOS believes it should have.
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”.
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