I’m sure there are some that will be completely indifferent to the news of Duke Nukem Forever DLC, but at least there’s a sense of humour about the DLC, which is more than can be said for most games these days. And anyway, at least this time you can’t complain you waited “forever” for more Duke…
The first DLC for the game that has been announced by Gearbox Software will be arriving this coming Fall [Northern Hemisphere]. Called “Hail to the Icons Parody Park”, the DLC will include four new multiplayer maps and some new game modes.
The four maps include:
* 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.
Some veteran gamers – ones with a decent memory – may recognize the parodies involved with such maps as “Call of Duke” and “2Forts1Bridge”.
The new multiplayer modes are ‘Freeze Tag’ (where players team up to freeze and shatter their opponents for point streaks and combos), ‘Hot Potato’ (the player is tasked with attempting to hold on to “the babe” for as long as possible), and the ‘Hail to the King’ free-for-all.