First Duke Nukem Forever DLC details revealed

It's been about a month and a half since the long awaited first person shooter Duke Nukem Forever was released. While the game sold well in its first month, coming in at number two (behind LA Noire) on the NPD Group's June sales list, the reviews for the game that took 15 years to complete were mostly on the negative side. Yet that isn't stopping publisher 2K Games and developer Gearbox Software from planning to release a series of DLC packs for the game.

The official 2K Games blog site has the first details on the first DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever. It's titled the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack and its scheduled to be released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms later this fall. People who are members of the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club will be able to download the pack for free. There's no word on what the price will be for the pack for everyone else.

The pack will include four new multiplayer maps all of which are designed to be parodies of other games. One is Call of Duke which features players battling in a Call of Duty-style modern cityscape. It also adds a new weapon, the "N00b T00b". Another map is 2Forts1Bridge, a parody of Team Fortress with the new minigun weapon. Yet another is Inferno which looks like it will be set in the world of 16-bit graphics. Finally there's Sandpit which features players as mini-Dukes in a giant sandbox with extra Sticky Grenades.

In addition to the maps and weapons, three new gameplay modes will be added in the DLC pack; Freeze Tag, the free-for-all mode Hail to the King and Hot Potato where players compete to see "who can hold on to the babe the longest."

If you happen to live or will be in the San Francisco Bay area on Thursday, August 4 you can sign up to check out the Duke Nukem Forever Hail to the Icons Parody Pack at 2K Games's offices. The blog site has more info on how to sign up to attend the event.

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16 Comments

Draje said,
How big is the current player base (average players at a given time) on the PC?

Duke sold because people loved duke, this DLC wont sell because people dont love DNF

Who cares about DLC, anyway who forced himself to play a few levels probably already have burnt the game to ashes.

seen my brother play it and it doesn't look half as bad as many wants it to be. i'm gonna get it after a while, but i don't think i'll fork out full prize for it. looks pretty generic, but that doesn't automatically make it a bad game.

pwnz0r3d said,
seen my brother play it and it doesn't look half as bad as many wants it to be. i'm gonna get it after a while, but i don't think i'll fork out full prize for it. looks pretty generic, but that doesn't automatically make it a bad game.

There's far more to it than looks. If you _really_ want to try it out, may I suggest trying the demo on Steam?

Quick everyone jump on the bandwagon!! Sigh!

Ive been playing it and i think its fine. I think they game play is fun, the levels are linear but well designed. The gameplay is on par with any other FPS at the minute and as for graphics, I dunno who's been playing it or what they've been playing it on but i think it looks really good. Better then BlOps and on par with Crysis 2 on a high setting. The jokes are dated but their pure Duke!

The multi player is a laugh i've had hours of fun just blowing people up. No its not CoD or Battlefield, but come on, it was never gunna live up to the hype of 15 years of dev!

If you dont like it dont play it. Just like i dont like Black Ops i dont play it.

People that hate the game have nether played or installed the game in the first place! They are just trolls trying to get a rise out the gamers that have played the game!

bryonhowley said,
People that hate the game have nether played or installed the game in the first place! They are just trolls trying to get a rise out the gamers that have played the game!

i have played it up to the the stadium boss, that was a day or 2 after releace, havent touched it since, and regret purchasing it. when the PC improvements happen regarding weapon count, it may change. but atm its a game that is to late, overhyped, and no origionality. if i had a time machine id go back in time and slap the mouse out of my hand before i could push the purchase button

Installed and played the game, and i thought even taken as a normal "un-hyped" shooter, it stank. Wtf is the deal with the zoom blur? I liked the Duke Elements but strip them away and its just a reall sub-par shooter.

Well, i really enjoyed the game. Not touched the MP though (keep meaning too) so I'll probably have to give that a whirl then consider this DLC nearer the time

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