Lara raids Xbox Marketplace

[UPDATE] Tomb Raider: Legend content now downloadable from Xbox Live Marketplace; picture pack, themes, exclusive trailer, and demo kick off Ms. Croft's return.

Ms. Lara Croft, the apple of many-a-gamers' eye, will be paying visits to many gamers' houses tonight. Eidos has announced that a whole slew of Tomb Raider: Legend content will be headed to the Xbox Live Marketplace for download on the Xbox 360 today.

Scheduled for release today is the game's demo, an exclusive trailer, and game-related themes and picture packs. It's unclear if the Xbox 360 demo is the same preview that was released for PC users. The picture pack will not only feature snapshots of the digital Lara Croft, but also of real-life Lara Croft promotional model Karima Adebibe. As of press time, the trailer was the only piece of new content ready for download.

[UPDATE] After being AWOL from Marketplace, the demo is now available for download. The file weighs in at 641MB.

Tomb Raider: Legend is rated T for Teen and will be available on the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 on April 11. The current-gen console versions will be priced at $49.99, the PC version at $39.99, and the Xbox 360 version at $59.99. GameCube and PSP versions will also be released later this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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terrabreak13
terrabreak13

Go and watch TV while it downloads. It took a long time for me but I didn't even notice the time. Anyway the demo is really good. I never liked the original TR games on PS1 because the controls sucked. However I had to invert the controllers X and Y axis and then I was comfortable with it. It looks and sound good too.

thenack
thenack

tried downloading the demo on xbox live....well, its been downloading for about 3 hours and it has been at 64% complete for about an hour or so...and before that I let it sit there for about an hour and a half and it stayed at about 60% complete, I then cancelled download then redownloaded it and it started out at about 50% cause it "continued" dowload. After I cancelled the download again, I deleted the incomplete download and attempted to download it from scratch again. And 3 hours later, the download sits at 64% complete....WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!?!?!?!?!?! Is anyone else having this problem? This is the only time this kind of bullcrap has happened to me on xbox live.

alsgames111
alsgames111

If it's anything near as good as the first I will cry with joyful tears.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

This is definitely something that I want to try before I'd rent. Awesome.

benihya
benihya

We were told this was all going live last night, however apparently they only released the Trailer.. We dont control this, its all in the hands of the Marketplace team.. Hopefully they dont delay it any more

benihya
benihya

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TimSpot
TimSpot

Hey guys - Demo is up now... go raid some Tombs... not sure what the hold up at Eidos was...

ashmantle
ashmantle

Trying to play this game on PC being a normal human and not an octopus is very difficult. They've put the keys you use most all over the keyboard :D

Execution360
Execution360

stop asking about a demo just go to www.majornelson.com

dexthageek
dexthageek

I was just at xbox.com while it does mention TR:L Trailer download it doesnt say anything about a Demo :( I will definately be downloading this demo as soon as its available..I have been waiting for a new TR for years now.

the_junk
the_junk

i dont know people. i never really got into the whole "Tomb Raider" thing. besides, guys just play it to stare at her boobs and get a nice butt shot anyway. gimme a break.

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

It's too bad that Eidos sent out a press release stating that a demo would be released yesterday yet Microsoft has yet to upload it to the Marketplace... really doesn't look good on both Eidos and Microsoft's parts.

marcellus252
marcellus252

I was pretty impressed with the pc demo. The control setup just didn't feel natural using a keyboard and mouse. I expect it will play alot better on the 360.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

NEGATIVE I just checked and still no demo 10:51 AM MT

OPOLO
OPOLO

I'm still waiting on my GamerPic - I love U Laura

benihya
benihya

I can't find the demo. did anyone find it?

too_dze
too_dze

Common folks, is the debate for a $20 difference really necessary? The PC copy can be tinkered with while the 360 version must be a little more polished to avoid crappy patches or updates just to play. Everyone is an individual so do what you want. I have played the PC demo and it is pretty good. I do not know if I am going to purchase it, but if I did, I would pick up the 360 version. Again, this is just one individual

vashvsgoku
vashvsgoku

as of wed morning the demo is not up. whats the deal?

n64nut
n64nut

The 360 version will probably be the version to own out of all the console versions and possibly the PC version as well since you don't have to deal with drivers, tinkering with graphics settings and PC specs. Except if you have a high-end computer. Still, it all comes down to this; my $400 dollar system can do just as much if not more than your $3000+ computer.

madltu2005
madltu2005

Where is the demo.. Yeah this game is anticipated.. every site and boards are talking about it.. People are arguing on Xbox.com forums about it. lol.. I think this game is gonna be good...

terrabreak13
terrabreak13

iwannamilkbone said -- AARRGG!!! 8am eastern, STILL no demo!!! Why put me thru this torture eidos!!?? WHY GOD WHYYYYY!!!!! Goodbye cruel world! *splat*--- LOL that was hilarious. Anyway pretty much all 360 games are $60 so you have to live with it. They should throw in some extra XBL functionality though. Normally PC games are expensive not sure how they can manage to sell it for $40.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

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G_W_X

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bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Ill pick that demo up for sure. Definitely worth a try for free!

iwannamilkbone
iwannamilkbone

DONT LISTEN TO MR SQUIBBLE, dark jedi!!! He's the devil! 360 ROCKS! And tomb raider is gonna make it rock SO MUCH MORE!! HURRY UP WITH THE DEMO M$!!!!

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Dark Jedi - Save yourself $20 and get the PC version. Unless you need a new 360 game to help justify all of that money you spent on 360 hardware and accessories. Heck, you may be in the same situation with your PC too...

azieser
azieser

Go Laura!! I can hardly wait for the full version!

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

Here is my dilema: I have an Alienware with 2 GeForce 7800 GTX's displayed on a 19" monitor and a dual core Athlon 4800+ with 2 gig of ram and a 5.1 setup. And I have a XBOX 360 hooked up to a 5.1 and a 32" LCD HDTV. Which do I get?

iwannamilkbone
iwannamilkbone

AARRGG!!! 8am eastern, STILL no demo!!! Why put me thru this torture eidos!!?? WHY GOD WHYYYYY!!!!! Goodbye cruel world! *splat*

geckosprouch
geckosprouch

I didn't realize this game was so anticipated...

1valiantknight
1valiantknight

The PC demo is amazing, too bad the freakin 360 demo is still not up and it's 3am here in Cali. The game does play alot like Prince of Persia and PoP is one of the best game franchises ever so anyone who is dismissing this game because of previouse games of the series needs to take a second look.

kubebot
kubebot

TnA=No Gameplay What is this 1996?!

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

2:30 am est ...I'm goin to bed........ maybe I can raid some tombs tomorrow........erm today...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

bluedevl420
bluedevl420

1:15 am ct and there is no demo yet...

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

Those of you who are immediately dismissing this game clearly haven't experienced the playable demo now available for the PC. Crystal Dynamics has put out one heck of a product, a product that will re-establish Tomb Raider as a name in gaming. Really, it's that fun.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

OMGitsEDVLiar!!! it's 11:00 PM MST and the demo is not up maybe tomorrow it won't be a lie

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Everyone look at what they name the title of this news article? C'mon. You know at some point one GS editor looked around and made the suggestion that it should read: "Lara Pantyraids Xbox Marketplace" And then they all giggled and beat said editor over the head with a sock full of pennies. You know it's true!

ramsinghuk
ramsinghuk

It doesnt matter whether my PC can run the game better or not...Why should the 360 version cost more?!? Either bump other versions of the game up or drop the 360 price back in line to what it should be. Its just plain madness. And I'm talking about the full game and not the demo.

kubebot
kubebot

I love demos! Now I dont have to rent or buy crappy games anymore!

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

I was rather impressed with the pc demo. It is, however, pretty bad that for $20 less I can get a version that looks as good if not better than the 360 version. Oh well...

tomamagic
tomamagic

It would be nice to see some extra content included with the extra money Xbox 360 owners need to pay. Will rent it, if it's just enhanced graphics over the current gen versions.