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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Thats cruel. its like cutting the head off something then stabbing it as if to make sure its dead.......cruelity
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.
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.
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.
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.
@VirtualTofu How the hell did you get a PS3 game for $10! If only Glyde delivered to Australia... But Duke Nukem Forever sucks. :)
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*).
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.
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....
Gearbox, why don't you guys focus on Borderlands 2 or create a whole new Duke Nukem game instead of this?
$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.
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. "
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.
the bug fixes are a good thing, but really no one really wants to play this anymore, this is kind of pointless.
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.
Am I the only one that thought this was funny? "While a Duke Nukem Forever follow-up may be a ways off" :P
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