Crackdown 2 DLC, mobile game drop in November

Microsoft and Ruffian's open-world actioner picks up co-op Deluge mode, competitive Capture the Orb on Nov. 16 for $7; tower-defense Windows Phone 7 also this month.

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At the tail end of August, Microsoft and Ruffian Games rolled out the first add-on content for the open-world platforming shooter Crackdown 2. As its name implies, the Toy Box downloadable content offered gamers a number of in-game goodies with which to defend Pacific City, including the Agency ATV and Squad Chopper vehicles. Today, Microsoft announced another round of DLC, with the focus this time being on co-op and competitive play.

The Deluge add-on will be available November 16 and is headlined by the titular new mode, which pits up to four players against increasingly difficult waves of enemies. Also included in the pack is Capture the Orb mode, which is a new take on the classic capture-the-flag game type and sees up to 16 supersoldiers tossing buildings and dodging explosives to score points. The pack also includes updates to vehicles and weapons, new achievements, and avatar awards.

Pacific City will soon have its very own horde mode.

The premium version of Deluge will cost gamers 560 Microsoft points ($7). However, a free version of the pack is also available and includes the Capture the Orb competitive game type as well as a single-player version of the Deluge cooperative mode.

Along with announcing the Deluge add-on, Microsoft took the lid off of Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst. Designed for the Windows Phone 7 operating system, Project Sunburst is a tower-defense-style game in which players can defend any real-world location from invading Freaks and Cell Terrorists seen in Crackdown 2. Further, by accomplishing missions in Project Sunburst, gamers will receive perks in Deluge mode for the Xbox 360 game.

Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst is slated to be available later this month, and Microsoft has not yet announced pricing information. For more on the Xbox 360 game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

26 comments
campbell153
campbell153

I had this game... was fun until i completed the story and found the ending to be dull... i used Crackdown 2 as a part-ex for New Vegas!!!! so that made the Crackdown ending better!!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Do people still play this online anymore?

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

I hope this Deluge add on brings new singleplayer content to the mix as well as multiplayer. The multiplayer is fine... But I prefer to play sandbox games on my own, and Crackdown 2 just didn't pull off the story mode very well, in my opinion.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Good game that needs more singleplayer elements to it not multiplayer

deathwish026
deathwish026

crap story. glitchy as hell. very rushed imo

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

I tried to like crackdown 2 but it retained its frustrating platforming and tedious, uninteresting missions. If they did more things with the game i might of actually bought it.

RaIn285
RaIn285

Everybody is gonna play Black Ops so its not smart to realese DLC in november

itchyflop
itchyflop

i soo enjoyed this and the first one!!! one of the best games to date i feel

JStroud88
JStroud88

Awesome, I've been waiting for this DLC for a while. The trailer looks pretty cool. A lot of fun, hope they announce part 3 pretty soon.. Just this time a new city would be nice.

Gen007
Gen007

why bother with DLC when the game was so bad and is most likely dead online by now. Crackdown 1 was better in so many ways. CD2 is nothing but a cheap cash grab.

andalore
andalore

I dont know if releasing trial versions of dlc is any good for crackdown 2, I only had the free version of the first crackdown dlc but all the good stuff was in the free version making the premium version pointless apart from a few new cars and armour colours.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

This game is 100% expansion. OH LOOK LET'S USE THE SAME SETTING. AND ADD ZOMBIES. Done! Crackdown one was innovative and a blast. This is... *sigh*

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

If I hear that the DLC actually makes this game enjoyable, I might look into it. Until then, theres too many good games to waste my time on Crackdown 2. Sorry for the brutal honesty, Ruffian.

HYDRAdude
HYDRAdude

All of this should be free, in fact it should have come with the original game. There is no way to look at this other than an attempt to rip off their loyal customers. Well screw you Ruffian too!

supernaught360
supernaught360

Maybe they should add some actual GAMEPLAY the the sandbox they created, first? I mean, the game plays like a bunch side-missions, with practically zero narrative, and if anyone noticed: no actual COP missions. I mean, it would be more fun if you could play the regular police, and make arrests, have some high-speed chases, stop random crimes, etc. So yeah, just give us the actual game, make it free since we already paid, and I'll download it.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I just got off the phone with the guys at Real Time worlds, they told me to tell Ruffian that they want their game back......

Bad-School-Girl
Bad-School-Girl

This games online community is nearly dead, and has been since early August. I NEVER find a 16 player match.

SteeleInd
SteeleInd

Wow what a bunch of douches. Crackdown 2 was a fun game. Not as fun as the first, but still pretty fun. Fun to tool around on with your friends.

Femto513
Femto513

This would be good news if Crackdown 2 was actually a good game.

payne6705
payne6705

at least its only 560 and not 800 points.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Pray this add-on doesn't break your game.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

UPDATE: I JUST got off the phone with blockbuster.. they said they ALmost sold one today.. Well, maybe tomorrow.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

usually it's a good idea to make sure at least SOMEONE bought your game before releasing DLC.. ... oh well.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I'd love to pay for DLC that, I dunno, made the single player better?