GTA IV 360 DLC will have “new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles,” says press release [Update]

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 20 November 2008 15:51 GMT

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Update: First shots here.

Rockstar’s officially announced GTA IV 360 DLC The Lost and Damned in a press release, confirming the game will have “new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles”.

The first of two episodes, the content will ship on February 17, as reported this morning.

“Making these episodes has enabled us to expand the narrative and the experience of interacting with a game world in really innovative ways,” said Rockstar’s Sam Houser.

“We hope fans of the game enjoy the new way of experiencing life in Liberty City contained in this first episode.”

The episode follows the fortunes of bike gang member Johnny Klebitz, in a plot that “intersects” the main game’s storyline.

New Music is to be included.

After the break.

Rockstar Games Announces Its First Episode of Downloadable Content for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Thursday November 20, 9:00 am ET

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO – News), is proud to announce that the eagerly anticipated first episode of downloadable content, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system via Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE worldwide on February 17, 2009, The Lost and Damned will feature all new content and is the first of two episodes announced for Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360.

“Making these episodes has enabled us to expand the narrative and the experience of interacting with a game world in really innovative ways,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We hope fans of the game enjoy the new way of experiencing life in Liberty City contained in this first episode.”

Since its launch in April, Grand Theft Auto IV has garnered unprecedented praise and acclaim worldwide. Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music – all with the incredible production values that are the trademarks of Grand Theft Auto.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned requires players to have the full version of Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download. Further details, including pricing, will be announced soon. For more information, please visit www.rockstargames.com/IV.

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