ON EXTENDED CHAPTERS
Copyright 2008 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ October 7th 2008 ]
announcement by Eidos
to produce extended chapters exclusively for owners
of Microsoft's Xbox 360 video-games console has
been met with mixed reaction, especially from
those planning to steer Lara
Croft through her latest adventure on one
of the additional five platforms being catered
for. We checked in with Eidos who shed some light
on the decision.
asked us how we could extend the fantastic Tomb
Raider: Underworld gameplay experience, exclusively,
for their thriving Xbox Live community and these
two new downloadable chapters were the result."
says Eidos, who also confirm there are no plans
for additional downloadable content for PS3.
The Ashes, the first extended chapter, will be
released late December in time for Christmas.
Lara's Shadow, the second installment, will debut
in early 2009. The downloadable chapters will
only work in conjunction with the retail 360 Tomb
Raider Underworld disc.
decision to exclusive partner with Microsoft,
Eidos says: "Microsoft asked us how we could extend
the fantastic Tomb Raider: Underworld gameplay
experience for their thriving Xbox Live community
and this exclusive content was the result."
extended chapters feature individual storylines,
based in different environments and with very
different mission objectives and gameplay. They
are linked to Underworld, they take place following
events that occur during Underworld. "
subject of a forthcoming Tomb Raider Underworld
demo, Eidos confirms the demo - for both Xbox
360 and PC owners - is "based upon the first
section of the second level, Thailand."