Previously exclusive solely to the Xbox 360, Rockstar has revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV
's The Lost and Damned
and The Ballad of Gay Tony
expansion packs will be coming to the PC version of the game this March.
Much in the same way as the 360 version, the DLC will be released both individually for digital download, and bundled together on the one disc in stores as Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on Games for Windows - LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City's 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City's own internet.
The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City's seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang's leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City's high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends. Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.
For any GFWL gamers yet to pick up the episodes for the 360, I'd highly recommend checking this out when it hits on March 30th. The DLC completes the whole GTA IV
story, tying up all the loose ends from Niko's campaign, as well as bringing fresh narrative to previous scenes from the game. The Ballad of Gay Tony
specifically brings back the balls-to-the-wall insanity of GTA: San Andreas
, throwing you into some crazy as hell missions, for anyone who found Grand Theft Auto IV (PC)
's missions too stale or repetitive.
No word yet on prices, but as with most PC games, I'd expect it to be a bit cheaper than it's Xbox 360 counterpart--and yes, it is coming to the PS3, too.