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Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 04:18 GMT
Tomb Raider: Underworld, the final Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider game prior to the this year’s reboot, is now available free-to-play on Core Online, Square Enix’s cloud gaming portal. Underworld is a curious beast as it was the most ambitious project of the second wave Tomb Raider games but fell remarkably flat, triggering a dramatic retooling of the franchise. It’s got some pretty terrific shark bits, as I recall. Get ye to the free game.
Thanks, Blue’s News.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | 15:06 BST
CoreOnline, a microtransaction-based browser game service, has been announced by Square Enix.
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 | 13:32 GMT
Square Enix has discounted DLC and games as part of an ongoing sale on Xbox Live Marketplace. Offers include 25 percent off Battlestations: Pacific, Tomb Raider: Underworld and Just Cause 2 on Games on Demand, as well as half-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on XBLA, Anniversary episodes for Tomb Raider: Legend and other bits of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, including story expansion The Missing Link. Other items on sale include DLC, avatar items and themes.
There’s a full list after the break.
Thu, Jan 06, 2011 | 14:32 GMT
Square Enix has just announced the Tomb Raider Trilogy pack for PS3 on Blu-ray.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 13:56 BST
The PS3 version of Tomb Raider: Underworld is finally getting its Trophy patch, Eidos confirmed today.
The rewards update will be added on May 28.
“Sorry for the delay and thank you very much to those who were able to wait patiently,” said a rep.
“It’s really appreciated and I hope you get some great Raiding out of it.”
Cool beans. Thanks, Aimless.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 10:50 BST
Eidos just confirmed that Tomb Raider: Underworld is now part of 360′s Classis and PS3′s Platinum Hits ranges.
It’s yours now for £20, which isn’t very much. Give it a waz.
Press release after the break.
Mon, Mar 09, 2009 | 21:03 GMT
CVG’s posted what it’s claiming to be an exclusive trailer of the second piece of Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC, Lara’s Shadow.
We don’t know for sure because the site’s video player constantly crashes Firefox for us. You may have more luck.
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 07:29 GMT
After the break. It talks about a new playable character in the second piece of Underworld DLC and shows plenty of in-game stuff.
The doppelganger has the ability to speed up and slow time, as well as amplify the power of any weapon she’s carrying, according to Joystiq.
We tried to sort this video out about four times yesterday, but it kept making our computers throw up. Which is why it’s late.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 | 22:06 GMT
Launch sales for Tomb Raider: Underworld may not have been so hot, but the title is quickly picking up steam.
Eidos’s slow-starter has currently outsold the last two additions to the franchise over the same time period, and the publisher expects the game to move beyond Tomb Raider: Legend ‘s 4.5 million sales.
The two bits of DLC won’t hurt, either.
More through the link.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 21:07 GMT
Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC Beneath the Ashes is now available on XBL.
The first of two packs to be released, Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to Croft Manor, where she discovers crypts used by her father to hide a deadly power source.
It’ll run you 800 MS Points ($10), and includes six new costumes and an additional 125 Achievement points.
The second pack, Lara’s Shadow, releases in March.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | 16:53 GMT
Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC Beneath the Ashes – delayed earlier in the month – has been scheduled for a February 24 release.
Lara’s Shadow, the next batch of content, will arrive on March 10 as a 1.07Gb download.
Bug fixes will be included in a patch about the same time, and are listed after the jump.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 11:02 GMT
Eidos has confirmed that a Trophy patch is in the works for the PS3 version of Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Community manager Keir Edmonds dropped the news on the Tomb Raider forums.
“Lots of people have been asking about trophy support for the PS3,” he said.
“The guys at Crystal have been looking into this for a long time because they really wanted to include it. The good news is that I can confirm that a patch for the PS3 version of Tomb Raider: Underworld is being worked on that will enable Trophy Support.
“I don’t have an exact date for you yet.”
Mon, Feb 09, 2009 | 14:06 GMT
Eidos just confirmed that tomorrow’s planned Tomb Raider Underworld DLC has been delayed.
“An unexpected technical issue means that Beneath the Ashes will not be available to download on 10th February as planned,” said a spokesperson.
“We apologize for this delay and we are doing everything we can to bring you this exciting new content for Tomb Raider: Underworld as soon as possible.”
There’s nothing else yet. More soon, hopefully.
Tue, Feb 03, 2009 | 20:23 GMT
Eidos has released a showcase video of Beneath the Ashes, the soon-to-be-released DLC for Tomb Raider: Underworld, and very swish it looks to.
The featurette takes a look at environments and gameplay elements in the content. Watch it on Shacknews.
It’s out on February 10. A second episode releases on March 10.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 20:56 GMT
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.
Tue, Jan 13, 2009 | 10:21 GMT
The listing shows a ‘Tomb Raider Expansion Pack’ for $19.99 and states, “This is not a disk. It includes 2 XBox Live Market Place Cards.”
We’re checking with Eidos now.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 12, 2009 | 16:03 GMT
Posting on the Tomb Raider forums, TR: Underworld creative director Eric Lindstrom has confirmed that he was one of the 30 laid off last week, and has said that he wished Crystal Dynamics could have spent more time working on the game.
“I absolutely wish we could have spent more time polishing Underworld,” said Lindstrom. “I take my share of responsibility of aiming so high that we had a reduced ability to spend time on polish.”
He also wanted to answer the critics with regard to the 360 exclusive DLC:
“I cut content from the game and it later turned out to be possible to use in DLC, for which I was happy,” he said adding that, “it was a coincidence that we had some candidate content for DLC when the deal was made. I was glad for it, otherwise the stuff I had to cut out would have never seen the light of day.”
Eidos said this morning that Lara Croft was due a complete overhaul.
More through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot.
By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40.
The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday.
Speaking to 1UP, Cameron Gunn of administrators ReSolve Partners said, “We made around 140 employees redundant yesterday, effective 31 December (the date up to which they had been paid). We’re still trading on with the remaining 40 or so employees, have advertised the business for sale and have received some strong interest.”
News broke mid-December that staff had turned up for work only to be locked with a notice on the door telling them to adjourn to a nearby hotel.
Free Radical aside, other noteworthy Christmas news included confirmation that Mistwalker JRPG Cry On has been cancelled.
“AQI decided to cancel the project after analyzing the current market environment and forecasts for the future. We deeply apologize for troubling those who were awaiting its release,” said a company rep.
Cry On was apparently part of “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s triumvirate of Xbox 360 titles,” says this 1UP piece (the other two being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), and for those of you who don’t know, the game “was to be an action-RPG featuring a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack [and] character designs by Kimihiko Fujisaka.”
Full round up below.
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 20:34 GMT
Call of Duty: World at War is celebrating a month at the top of the UK charts, MCV writes.
The Activision shooter’s looking good for Christmas number one, although FIFA refuses to drop off, taking third place this week.
Last week’s chart here. Data below for the week ending December 6.
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Mario Kart Wii
- FIFA 09
- Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
- Need For Speed: Undercover
- Tomb Raider: Underworld
- Fallout 3
- Wii Fit
- Wii Play
- Guitar Hero: World Tour
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 | 11:12 GMT
According to this MCV report, Chart-Track’s confirmed that 51 percent of all UK Tomb Raider: Underworld sales in Britain last week.
The title entered this week’s GFK-ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats Top 40 at No.9, outselling the launch of last year’s original Tomb Raider remake (Tomb Raider: Anniversary) by 6,700 units.