In the age of Burnout Paradise's yearlong wave of free downloadable content, will online-enabled driving games ever be the same? Today, Rockstar Games announced that the South Central Expansion for Midnight Club: Los Angeles will arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 March 12. Perhaps taking its cues from Criterion Games' postlaunch support, Rockstar's pack includes four new neighborhoods set in the eponymous district free of charge.
Along with the new neighborhoods, Rockstar is releasing the South Central Premium Upgrade pack for the decidedly not-free price of $9.99. The for-pay pack begins with nine new cars across a range of classes, including the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG, the 2008 Range Rover Supercharged, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air, and the 1970 Chevy Chevelle. It also includes 12 new battle maps, 10 new delivery missions, 100-plus red light races, extra car customization options, and additional music.
For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Midnight Club: Los Angeles.