The folks at Gearbox Software and 2K Games may have gotten something of a smackdown from critics over Duke Nukem Forever, but they're trying to make the best of it by cooking up some multiplayer downloadable content. On the official 2K blog yesterday evening, the company outlined what players can look forward to.
The upcoming Hail to the Icons Parody Pack, as it's called, will include an extra three game modes (Freeze Tag, Hot Potato, and Hail to the King), four multiplayer maps, and four new weapons. True to the DLC's title, the new maps sound like parodies of popular multiplayer shooters from Doom to Team Fortress 2:
- 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.
- Sandbox – 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.
2K Games says the Hail to the Icons Prody Pack will be available free of charge to "all First Access Club members who registered their FAC membership prior to the launch of Duke Nukem Forever (subject to availability)." Presumably, others will have to cough up a nominal fee.