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.
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 – Beneath the Ashes comes with a patch that addresses :
- In some circumstances reward progress could be lost when restarting TRU either through a save game reload, or through starting a new game
- In rare circumstances, animated water running down walls (textures) in TRU could cease to animate
- While being "teleported" during a cinematic (where the player will end the cinematic in a new position), there were rare circumstances where Lara would be left with a very high velocity which caused her current or next jump to throw her much further
- While executing an adrenaline attack (which causes the game to go into a "bullet time" slow motion effect), if the player restarted the game, or reloaded a save game, the subsequent menu animation for costume and weapon selection would be in slow motion
- Under rare circumstances the player could teleport from one fluid movement primitive to another
- Under some circumstances Lara could "miss" picking up a portable object, which led to her having to re-attempt the pick up
- Under certain circumstances the full screen effects for adrenaline mode could become corrupted
- Under rare circumstances engaging and pulling an object with the grapple caused a crash
- Fixed numerous issues in the code that was causing conflicts between OLAPI and the system listener relating to saving loading and mounting of downloadable content packs
- Fix for crash when loading a game that was previously saved while the player was inserting an object
- Fixed a rare crash when trying to load a save game on level 5
- Fixed a bug where the player could force the slow down from the adrenaline mode to never end (even though the mode itself had ended)
- When downloading content from Xbox Live, the current language selection no longer gets changed back to English when the new content is mounted
- When mounting DLC content, the content is now properly associated with a user profile to support HDD roaming
- Other minor issues addressed
Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes will be available on Xbox Live FEb. 24, 2009 for $10. The second DLC, Lara's Shadow, is still on track for its March 10 launch.
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