Although Gearbox Software’s Duke Nukem Forever didn’t do so well at retailers and received rather scathing reviews from critics, the game will be receiving its first batch of downloadable content (DLC).
The Hail to the Icons Parody Pack will be released in Spring, and it adds four new multiplayer maps and a couple of new game modes.
The four new maps have been detailed on the game’s official forum, and are:
* Call of Duke – Duke engages in modern combat in a war-torn city. Foes don’t stand a chance against the Duke when he spams the map with the N00b T00b.
* Sandpit – Players take the role of mini-Duke in a giant sandbox with two bases at either end made out of children’s toys. This map features Sticky Bombs.
* Inferno – Time machine engage! Duke does combat in a hellish landscape of lava and teleporters. Who turned on the 16-bit graphics, and more importantly, where did this DFG come from?
* 2Forts1Bridge – Hats? Duke doesn’t need no stinking hats. Give him a minigun and he’ll beat off all comers.
In terms of the new game modes, “Freeze Tag sees players teaming up to freeze and shatter their opponents for point streaks and combos; Hot Potato tasks you with attempting to hold on to “the babe” for as long as possible; and Hail to the King is a free-for-all,” Eurogamer wrote.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor