Mercenaries 2: World in Flames spent far longer in the cooker than most people had anticipated. And when Pandemic's open-world shooter-for-hire action game finally emerged, it landed with the thud of an undetonated bomb in many critics' eyes. However, thanks to a catchy tune and a heavy marketing push, EA has a good shot at keeping the game out of retailers' scavenge bins.
Doing its part, Pandemic said today that it will soon release a slate of downloadable content to breathe fresh life into its shooter. Available on Xbox Live beginning October 13 and the PlayStation Network a week later, the Total Payback update pack will add in a cheat mode that allows gamers to unlock all of the weapons, vehicles, and airstrikes. The free download will also include cheat support for infinite ammo and unlimited health.
Looking further ahead, Pandemic also said that it is prepping a more substantial game update for November. The November DLC will add six new playable characters, including Blanco, Fiona, Ewan, and Eva, as well as cross-region co-op multiplayer support. Pandemic promises to post more details on the November update on the game's official Web site.
Mercenaries 2 is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.