The day after Tomb Raider is released, we're hearing about the game's first DLC, due out in a couple weeks. It's a multiplayer map pack, not surprisingly, so nothing too crazy.
The "Caves and Cliffs" pack will be out on March 19 and brings with it three new maps, which work for any of the game's four multiplayer modes. Here's what the lineup looks like:
An extensive subterranean network of caves used by the island’s scavengers as an underground prisonCliff Shantytown
This scavenger settlement was built high up on the island cliffs. Its many layers hide some of the deadliest traps on the islandThe Burning Village
A raging fire has embraced an abandoned Japanese village, the burning buildings offer multiple ways to escape or engage your enemies
Tomb Raider did have some pretty fantastic settings, and seeing them transferred over to multiplayer is pretty nice -- assuming you enjoy the game's online component.
The catch is that "Caves and Cliffs" is a timed exclusive for 360, meaning the March 19 date applies only to Microsoft's console. A rather curious decision on Square Enix's part, considering the multiplayer isn't exactly Tomb Raider's greatest selling feature. No release date was given for the PS3 and PC versions, though I can't imagine it'd be much of a wait.
The map pack will be priced at 400 Microsoft Points.