June's release of the long-in-development first person shooter Duke Nukem Forever finally gave gamers a way to play a title that spent 15 years in development. While reviews were not exactly stellar, sales were high enough that the game's publisher Take Two Interactive has already announced plans for more Duke Nukem games in the future. But before that happens, developer Gearbox Software will release the first downloadable content pack for Duke Nukem Forever, the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack, on Tuesday, October 11.
As previously promised by Gearbox, people who are members of the First Access Club before the game shipped to stores will be able to get this first DLC pack for free. Everyone else will be able download the pack for $9.99 for the PS3 and PC platforms or 800 Microsoft points for the Xbox 360 version.
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." Finally new patches for all three of the game's platforms will be released that will fix a number of bugs.