Midway has got a mountain of debt to overcome if it wants to fight its way out of bankruptcy, but one way it won't be raising capital is the just-announced Unreal Tournament 3 downloadable content for PCs and the PlayStation 3. Billed as "the most content ever added" to a first-person shooter, the UT3 Titan Pack will be completely free.
So what, exactly, does the so-called biggest ever content update for an FPS entail? Well, a lot actually. The Titan Pack will update the PS3 and PC editions of UT3 with 11 new multiplayer maps for the Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Vehicle CTF, and Warfare modes, as well as eight maps previously released as part of the Xbox 360 edition of the game. The DLC also introduces two new game modes: Greed, which is a tug-of-war-style battle mode; and Betrayal, where teams can change over the course of a match.
But wait, there's more! The Titan Pack also packs in 57 achievement awards, which are doled out as Steam Achievements for PC users and trophies for PS3 gamers. New items, weapons, vehicles, and playable characters are also party to the download, as is the titular Titan mutator, which, when obtained, turns a player into a 15-foot-tall monstrosity that has the effects of every single power-up in the game.
Unfortunately, Xbox 360 gamers will not be given a crack at the Titan Pack. "Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360 shipped with enhancements, new features, and content the PC and PS3 versions did not have," a Midway representative told GameSpot. "The Titan Pack brings these features and content, in addition to many enhancements, to the PC and PS3 versions. Given the file size requirements for updates on the Xbox 360 platform, we have no plans to release the Titan Pack for Xbox 360."
The Titan Pack will be available for download beginning March 5. For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Unreal Tournament 3.