Duke Nukem Forever fans rejoice; as your staunch support and thirteen year-loyalty is finally starting to pay off. Not only has the game hit store shelves, but the long overdue DLC is finally on its way. Dubbed 'Hail to the Icons Parody Pack', it adds four all-new maps to playlists, satirizing a number of successful shooters in the process, and throws a few new game modes into the mix, to boot.
So, on to the maps. First up, there's Call of Duke, a so-called "war-torn city", replete with urban warfare and 'NOOb TOObs'. An obvious dig at Call of Duty - obviously - it sounds like it could be a hell of a lot of fun and has a lot of comedy mileage for Gearbox. Automatic no-scoping sniper rifles, anyone? Next up, Sandpit, which pits two mini-Dukes against each other in a, you guessed it, sandbox. It also features two bases assembled from children's toys and sticky grenades to hurl around.
Third, Inferno, which dials the graphics back to the 16-bit era in a "hellish landscape of lava and teleporters". Doom, maybe? It also features a DFG! And finally, the fourth and last map 2Forts1Bridge adds a much-needed wardrobe improvement to Duke's multiplayer; hats. Yes, hats. I know; I'm relieved, too.
Gearbox is throwing a few new game modes in with the pack, too, such as Freeze Tag, where the goal is to freeze and shatter your opponents for points. Hot Potato has you striving to hold the 'babe' as long as humanly - Duke-anly? - possible, and Hail to the King is a rowdy, raucous free-for-all.
The price has yet to be announced, but if you signed up for First Access Club membership before the game launched back in May, you'll be getting your hands on Hail to the Icons Parody Pack for free. [Gearbox Forums]