Bulletstorm 'Gun Sonata' DLC out this spring

First wave of post-release add-on content for shooter announced; $10 content bundles three new maps for Anarchy mode, two new locales for Echo game type; not listed for PC thus far.

People Can Fly's first-person shooter Bulletstorm soared to retail on Tuesday behind a warm critical reception. Now, the studio has announced it will support the title with new multiplayer maps beginning this spring.
The forecast is for another Bulletstorm.

The Gun Sonata downloadable content for Bulletstorm will include three new maps for the game’s Anarchy multiplayer mode: the murky Sewers of Stygia, the ruins of Hotel Elysium, and the more expansive Villa. Additionally, the new DLC will add two new environments for the game's score-attack Echo mode: Crash Site and Guns of Stygia.

Further, gamers will earn additional ways to kill with skill with the Gun Sonata content. Two new Leash enhancements are bundled with the DLC: the Flamingo and the Pulp. Publisher Electronic Arts did not note what these new augments are capable of.

The Gun Sonata map pack will debut on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network beginning this spring priced at 800 Microsoft points, or $10. No PC release of the content was mentioned.

For more on the just-released shooter, check out GameSpot's review of Bulletstorm.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

Awesome, another useless & overpriced EA dlc!!!

ShawBrothers
ShawBrothers

@SuprSaiyanRockr These are not the maps that come with the Epic Edition. You can already buy the Pass on the marketplace/psn that gives you those maps.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

I'm sure by the time this rolls out i would b moshing away at the gears 3 beta :D

kage_53
kage_53

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kage_53
kage_53

There is no way deathmatch should be in the game mostly because how broken the leash would be. Everyone would use the leash to drag other players towards them and head shot them. It would be the same strategy over and over...

BeanoFatardo
BeanoFatardo

if this game had deathmatches and co-op campaign it could quite possibly be the game of the year (yes... i know it is only february AND gow 3 comes out in september).

BeanoFatardo
BeanoFatardo

hey people can fly : why don't you answer EVERYONE'S prayers and atleast add 'deathmatches'. maps.... eh.....

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Oh, it's just a map pack? Eh, I was put off by the dlc the moment I realised there was no local. Plus, I'm pretty sure that these are the maps available in the epic edition, so I don't need it.

nas6192003
nas6192003

If companies made DLC like Bethesda does for Fallout $10 might be justified, but this is a complete ripoff. EA and Activision suck balls and need to learn to make proper DLC.

JusticeFromSeed
JusticeFromSeed

I wasn't all that impressed with Bulletstorm. The complete lack of a versus mode, while understandable given the game mechanics, just doesn't do it for me. Until they add some more replay value, I'll pass. Already beat the campaign and echos mode is only fun the first few times.......

whoozwah
whoozwah

I'm not big on anarchy mode in this game but Echoes is excellent. I don't know that I'll download this right off the bat since there are only 2 echoes maps in it. I'll probably snag it if it goes on sale.

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

Awesome game, but I won't be picking up the DLC.

scorpgul
scorpgul

will pick up a copy when its under £10

Soilworker1234
Soilworker1234

@Kenshiro_Kenoh Are you really surprised? This is a pretty normal thing to do, there are companies that do it sooner.

halBU
halBU

@ecw1983 follow the link I posted. That's Adrian Chmielarz's twitter reply to Hooligunn. Click the 'In reply to Hooligunn' link to see his question: "Adrian, is the just announced "Gun Sonata" pack coming to PC?"

Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

wow this is BS the game was just released and ur releasing a dlc already?

ecw1983
ecw1983

@halBU Where dude, its not there. Will buy DLC for the PC

kickblocker
kickblocker

why announce dlc for the game when it was released two days ago? shouldve at least waited a while so people would think that this couldnt have been on the disc or something. but this obviously could have been on the disc

spooky57571
spooky57571

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?!?! Overuse of DLC is SPREADING! If this low business tactic has reached Poland, how long till the rest of the rest of the world?! Run, hide your kids, find cover. Oh god the horror, THE HORROR!!

Mattius04
Mattius04

This just gives me a reason to wait until the price drops then buy the dlc to get my monies worth. Im not paying full price for a half released game.

Jbul
Jbul

The "Leash Enhancements" are just new colors for multiplayer leashes. Gamespot Epic Fail.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

it looks like dlc is at an all time high, i swear everygame that comes out now has dlc, now game prices are actually $69.99 to about $99.99, its a bit rediculous if u ask me, but i agree with sum dlc and disagree with other!!

Jbul
Jbul

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metalkid9
metalkid9

@memu591, I agree dude. I hate day one DLC.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I enjoyed Bulletstorm and this game was an absolute surprise for me, cause I did pre-order it for the Gear's 3 beta, but I did enjoy it and I woke up today thinking that thier was going to be some dlc for this in the next month or 2. But still Bulletstorm is amazing, but still just some extra maps I don't know a bout that, I thought it would've been some extra modes to add to the experience but just maps and a couple of new weapon's I might not get this. But still this game is fun as hell.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

its one of the reasons i loved japanese devs so much.. they always (except capcom) put everything in the game already without holding anything back. and only use DLC for newly created stuff.

memu591
memu591

@metalkid9 This game probably is awesome as I haven't played it. But suckers? The suckers are the people who'll actually buy this DLC which was announced a day after release. Why didn't they put it on disc to begin with? Just another way to make more money.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

one day after released? yup, you can be sure it was held back just so they can later sell it as DLC.

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

i had a feeling that this game was so cool from the begining of E3 last year. looking forward to the new maps

conroybrink
conroybrink

BS is one of the best FPS's to come out in years,with all the military shooters out its was nice to finaly play a game that wasn't trying to make you want to join the army,if you are waiting on this game to price drop,don't if you didn't play the demo play it,if you liked the demo get it,I can't wait for the sequal already,this game is insane,you'd be stupid to not get it if you are a FPS person.

votc200
votc200

Gee... I didn't see this coming .... *long sarcastic laug*...EA..

Torque203
Torque203

Look there waiting a day to announce it. thats a step up from before the game comes out. were making progress here

metalkid9
metalkid9

This game is awesome. I feel sorry for all those suckers out there who wanna wait for a price drop.

2chase
2chase

Game will be a perfect buy at $20