Just a few weeks before the ‘Exclusive’ Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light hits the Xbox Live Marketplace, Crystal Dynamics have announced that the co-op shooter will also be making its way to PS3 and Steam next month.
As well as announcing the multiplatform release, Crystal Dynamics went further and announced that there will be 5 DLC packs for the game throughout the rest of the year, with 3 of them delivering new puzzles and areas for Lara and her ancient pal Totec to fight their way through, and the final 2 offering new character skins for each character – including “some other well known videogame characters”.
Alongside this announcement, Crystal Dynamics also revealed that the Summer of Arcade Xbox release of The Guardian of Light will not including XBL online co-op, leaderboards or support for Voice chat – on the same date as the game hits PS3 and PC, there will be a free to download patch that integrates the feature. Speaking to Joystiq, Crystal Dynamics global brand manager Karl Stewart said that the decision to leave out the heavily advertised Online co-op was made at the last minute, in order to focus on the game experience for the player, stating that “If we had launched with online co-op, we wouldn’t feel comfortable that it was the best possible experience for the player.”.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be available as part of Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade on August 18th for 1200MSP, and September 28th for $15.99 on the Playstation Network and via Steam.