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First Tomb Raider DLC confirmed for March 19 release

The new Tomb Raider reboot will receive its first DLC pack on March 19 for the Xbox 360 version, but will only improve the game’s multiplayer content.

The new DLC will comprise of the new Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack, which will offer here new maps to extend the multiplayer experience of the new Tomb Raider game.

Scavenger Caves, Cliff Shantytown and Burning Village are the three new maps included within the Caves and Cliffs Map Pack. Scavenger Caverns is a map made up of a network of underground caves being used as a prison. Cliff Shantytown, on the other hand, is located in a settlement high up on the island’s clifftops, whilst Burning Village is set after a raging fire burns through an abandoned village and provides many a charred home to hide in or lay in wait for enemies.

All three of the maps can be played in four game modes of Rescue, Cry for Help, Team Deathmatch and Free for All. Players will be able to fight with or against the Endurance crew in the new multiplayer maps too.

Currently launching for Xbox 360 only, Square Enix has yet to announce release dates for the DLC on other platforms.

Tomb Raider was released earlier this week to great critical acclaim. The new game is a reboot of the original series, telling the story of Lara Croft’s evolution from student to the Tomb Raider the series celebrates. Stranded on a fictional island called Yamatai, the young Lara must survive against bandits as well as nature.

Gone are the trademark dual pistols, instead the new Tomb Raider opts to focus on the bow as the main weapon on choice. This means that stealth sections and the use of the environment to take advantage over her enemies are important tools in the reboot.

Lara’s weapons as well as her abilities can be upgraded throughout the game, as the player picks up parts to help rebuild weapons in poor condition or learns new skills or combat styles. The game also portrays Lara as much more vulnerable character than the girl in the original series, but watches her begin develop a tough outer cover on her emotions as she takes her first life.

Tomb Raider is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack can be downloaded on Xbox Live from March 19.

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Via: Tomb Raider Blog

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