For those of you actively playing the Tomb Raider multiplayer, new content has been released today. What sort? Quite a bit. For one, there's the 1939 Map Pack, which introduces the Dogfight and Forest Meadow maps. Then, for PC and PS3 owners, the "Caves and Cliffs" pack is also available, having been released first as an Xbox 360 timed exclusive last months.
Anyway, the new maps, priced at 320 Microsoft Points or $4 total, are described as follows:
- Dogfight: Dating back to the World War II experiments conducted on the island, this bunker is a deadly maze of brick and mortar that could easily become a tomb.
- Forest Meadow: This forest meadow is a hunting ground, filled with open spaces that can be advantageous and dangerous at the same time. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
Given the whole 1939 thing, the World War II theme isn't surprising. Now in addition to that, the next map pack has already been announced, and will be arriving early May. Seems Crystal Dynamics was being serious when they said efforts were focused on putting out more multiplayer DLC, rather than expanding Tomb Raider's highly praised single-player campaign.
So in May, the "Shipwrecked" Map Pack will be released with two more maps, and we expect the price will also be $4:
- Lost Fleet: A massive beached ship serves as a dangerous battleground filled with twists, turns, and traps.
- Himiko's Cradle: Danger lurks around every corner in this mountain top shrine. The area is sacred to the scavengers and will be your final resting place if you are not careful.
If maps aren't your thing, some Hitman: Absolution themed weapons and the Scavenger Scout are also available for download today. Still wouldn't mind seeing some new tombs to explore in single-player, though.