Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC date confirmed

Thursday, 22nd January 2009 20:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The first part of Xbox 360′s exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC – titled Beneath the Ashes – will ship on February 10, Eidos said today.

The second installment, Lara’s Shadow, will follow on March 10.

According to the press release, “Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to the remains of Croft Manor where she uncovers a massive series of never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts used to protect and hide a deadly source of power. The pack will also contain six new costumes and deliver an additional 125 achievement points.”

Sounds funky. Full thing after the break.


Thursday 22nd January/… Eidos Interactive Ltd, creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, today announced that Tomb Raider: Underworld™ – Beneath the Ashes, the first of two brand new downloadable levels in the continuing Tomb Raider™ adventures of Lara Croft™ will be available 10th February. The second level, Tomb Raider: Underworld™ – Lara’s Shadow, will follow on 10th March. Containing new gameplay levels and content for Tomb Raider: Underworld™, both packs will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

Offering a new adventure specifically designed to extend the Tomb Raider: Underworld™ experience, Tomb Raider: Underworld™ – Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to the remains of Croft Manor where she uncovers a massive series of never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts used to protect and hide a deadly source of power. The pack will also contain six new costumes and deliver an additional 125 achievement points.

Tomb Raider: Underworld™ seamlessly blends exploration, grand scale puzzle solving and combat, taking players on an archaeological journey to the ancient nether worlds of the Mediterranean, Thailand, Mexico, the Arctic Sea and more. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft, gamers uncover proof of the existence of the Norse underworld and the mythical Hammer of Thor, and embark on a perilous journey towards a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all of civilization. Lara’s latest adventure introduces scores of new capabilities and state-of-the-art gear, including an active sonar map, multi-purpose grapple and an all-terrain motorbike. With fresh moves that are more intuitive and realistic than ever before, players must master these in order to navigate through treacherous environments and defeat a range of hostile enemies.

Xbox LIVE is the largest social entertainment network on TV with more than 17 million members across 26 countries and nine languages. Xbox LIVE is seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for users to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. The online entertainment network offers hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox LIVE Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, TV shows and movies, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games.

Tomb Raider: Underworld™ is rated 16+ and is available now. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics and is published by Eidos Interactive Ltd and co-published in North America by Eidos Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, visit the official site at



  1. ecu

    It’s getting tough now. Previously you’d spend money during the Christmas period, and then have time to recuperate your losses over the dry months that followed. This is a good thing! Gives you time to play the games, etc.

    But now, the games arrives at retail around Christmas, and they’re releasing DLC a few months later. I’ve already bought the Fable II DLC, and following that I have Fallout 3 content this month, the next, and the one after that, I have Tomb Raider Underworld DLC next month and March, and GTAIV expansion in the middle of February. Total cost = 6,400 points, at the very least.

    And Eidos are a bit mad, aren’t they? First they push Tomb Raider Underworld back to the worst possible release date, and put it out in the same month as Gears 2, Mirrors Edge, Resistance 2, Call of Duty 5, EndWar, Sonic Unleashed, and on the same DAY as Left 4 Dead and The Last Remnant. Then they laid off half their staff when sales were below expectations. How the fuck did expect it to sell? After seeing the final product, I can see it needed a delay, so I’m sure they didn’t want this, but I reckon it would have made a killing in September or October. It might even have done better in the second week of December.

    And now, they’re launching the first DLC in the busiest gaming day since Christmas, which is the same day as Fear 2 and HotD Overkill, and a week before Lost and the Damned. LUNACY.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    You are quite correct. They should’ve held TR:U back a few months, put the cut content back in, polished the whole thing to buggery and launched it at Easter.

    Have they said how much this DLC is going to cost us, btw?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ecu

    Not yet. I reckon we’ll be lucky if it’s 800 points.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    That would seem rather expensive, given that the full game has been retailing for less than £20 for most of its life so far.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ecu

    They gotta make back the losses somehow!

    I really can’t see it costing less than 800 points though, and honestly, if it was 1200 points I wouldn’t be surprised. The annoying thing with DLC is that you can’t wait a few weeks to pick it up at a lower price.

    #5 6 years ago
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    #6 6 years ago

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