Duke Nukem DLC out next week

Hail to the Icons Parody Pack hits XBL, PSN, PC October 11 as free download for First Access members, $10 otherwise; multiplatform patch scheduled as well.

Following the release of the critically panned Duke Nukem Forever in June, Take-Two Interactive boss Strauss Zelnick said future Duke Nukem projects were in the development pipeline. While a Duke Nukem Forever follow-up may be a ways off, the original game is set to expand next week with the release of the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack add-on.

Will gamers answer the Call of Dukey?

Gearbox has announced on its forums that the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 11. The pack features four new maps, four new weapons, and three new modes, all for the multiplayer portion of the game. The new maps will have nods to previous first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Doom, while the new modes include Freeze Tag, Hot Potato, and the free-for-all Hail to the King mode.

The pack will be free for members of the First Access Club, which is limited to gamers who had preordered Duke Nukem Forever from specific retailers or purchased the Game of the Year edition for Gearbox's previous first-person shooter, Borderlands.

In addition to the DLC, Gearbox is rolling out a patch for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of Duke Nukem Forever on October 11. According to Gearbox, this patch will add support for the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack and other "optimizations and bug fixes."

Despite the poor critical reception for Duke Nukem Forever upon release, the game was June's second-best-selling offering, bested only by another Take-Two property: L.A. Noire.

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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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68 comments
gamer6988
gamer6988

I think This game is clearly  for the older fans of duke not meant for this young generation of cod noobs.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Gearbox, Take-Two please it's best if you don't.

5529319
5529319

The way I see it, as horrible as DNF is, it's horrible because of how BORING it is. So, if they can actually make the 4 maps less boring (eg more enemies or less platforming), they can actually make a solid game that will be (rather) fun.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

I find it funny that most people saying bad things about this game have Nintendo related avatars *rolls eyes* the fact of the matter is that the good majority of people who actually played the game enjoyed it. I would buy MP DLC for it if more people were online, and I would buy SP DLC, or even a full fledged expansion pack, no questions asked. The game did exactly what it was supposed to do. I wish every shooter could have multiplayer as fun as Duke's. This wasn't supposed to be a CoD or Halo game. It was supposed to be offensive and old style..

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@megakick Because it sold well, and all indications suggest DLC would make some money. Why else?

ycdeo
ycdeo

Make a ps2 version pls.

megakick
megakick

LOL? Why bother? Its' a medicore game at best that should have been released years ago.

TWayne1020
TWayne1020

The HATE BANDWAGON RIDES AGAIN !!! You Idiots !!!!!!!!!!!! You People have had computers thinking for you for soooooo long you can NOT think for yourselves .If computer people say it, you think its so.

Kazekage20
Kazekage20

The game is poorly designed, and very boring. What is the point of bringing out a dlc for a horrible game. One right does not mend many bad decisions.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Maybe they will take away Dukes bubblegum in the dlc. lol

Sharhan96
Sharhan96

Thats cruel. its like cutting the head off something then stabbing it as if to make sure its dead.......cruelity

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

"Duke Nukem DLC out next week" (crickets chirping)

msfan1289
msfan1289

good thing i got this game for $5 in a Onlive sale

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

I am betting the DLC won't be selling well. They should work on Borderlands 2 or another Duke Nukem game instead. I did like Duke Nukem Forever, but not enought o buy any DLC it may have.

TimboII
TimboII

I enjoyed Duke...of course not nearly as much as 3D but it was worth playing just for the simple fact it was Duke Nukem Forever that I had been waiting for since I was 14. I think it was underrated though...definitely deserved between 5-7 IMO...I really hope Gearbox makes a true sequel Duke deserves from the ground up.

dragonsama
dragonsama

The game was alright and kind of fun for what it was. an oddity that went on too long. it was fun to see what they heck they were doing for 12 years. the Multiplayer though was the most fun I have had in quite a while. It was a classic frag fest that was fun to run around and blast people with. The only problem is this pack is coming out way too late and will be buried because halo, Battlefield, and MW all come out at the same time and no one will be playing DNF after that. it's sad really.

Brokenhope69
Brokenhope69

Best $64 I spent on an FPS all year besides Rage, Killzone 3 and Crysis 2.

Brokenhope69
Brokenhope69

Well, I get this free since I'm a member of the First Access Club and got it day 1. Love DNF and it deserved a 9 at least.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

@VirtualTofu How the hell did you get a PS3 game for $10! If only Glyde delivered to Australia... But Duke Nukem Forever sucks. :)

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

DNF was never, ever worth a 3. Considering games like Gothic 3, which were even worse bugfests among other bad design choices, scored higher, DNF was at the very least a 5. It was tons of fun, one of the few games that made me laugh occasionally, it had variety, and the graphics were just not too good for this generation; not "last generation", just not too good when compared to other titles. Last time I checked, graphics didn't make a game (*cough* FFXIII *cough*).

XenoLair
XenoLair

Why not put the extra effort into Colonial marines and only have one bad game?

kupo1705
kupo1705

I don't get why Gamespot gave DNF a 3. I thought it was fun and it had alot of variety. It may have not been well made, but it was fun.

gamebreakerz__
gamebreakerz__

The first hour or so of this game was fun, but it was incomplete and the graphics got progressively worse as did the gameplay. Don't know why anyone would bother with this DLC....

marvel456
marvel456

Gearbox, why don't you guys focus on Borderlands 2 or create a whole new Duke Nukem game instead of this?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Yay for being in the First Access Club. Free stuff. Woo.

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

$10? I paid $9.71 for a new PS3 copy on Glyde.com after $5 off coupon, so no... I'm not spending more money on DLC than I spent on the game.

Jelley0
Jelley0

Duke Nukem Forever was a good game. Can't wait to download this. inb4baaaw14yearsintothemaking!!!

wheepitup
wheepitup

TrapMuzik92 Posted Oct 6, 2011 11:29 pm GMT Cool DLC for the 20 people that own this game. "Despite the poor critical reception for Duke Nukem Forever upon release, the game was June's second-best-selling offering, bested only by another Take-Two property: L.A. Noire. "

TrapMuzik92
TrapMuzik92

Cool DLC for the 20 people that own this game.

vega13mv
vega13mv

I like the game, maybe cuz I actually played the whole thing and didnt judge it by review scores.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Sweet! I was first access. Don't know why everyone hated it. It was good. Not perfect, not as good as Bulletstorm, Fear, or Crysis 2, but still good.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

the bug fixes are a good thing, but really no one really wants to play this anymore, this is kind of pointless.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Even if this DLC was free for everyone, no one would download it.

Dread318
Dread318

LA Noire came out in May...

hella_epic
hella_epic

they expect this DLC to sell?!?!? good luck gearbox, you'll need it.

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

Too bad I can't return my copy to the retailer. I bought it on Steam. At least I don't have to download it on to my PC ever again.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

5 downloads for the DLC will be a milestone.

Kcube
Kcube

Am I the only one that thought this was funny? "While a Duke Nukem Forever follow-up may be a ways off" :P

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Who cares every1 who bought the game sold it or did the world a favor & destroyed it already