I wish Bulletstorm and Killzone didn't have to share a release date. It's like choosing between a steak and a burger; I can't do it! Well actually I can, and I'm afraid I'm too obsessed with launching a grenade up an inbred mutant's rear to plump for Guerrilla's theater of war. However, I expect Killzone 3 to shift a million or more this coming week, and if you already gorged yourself on the Open Beta and find the selection of multiplayer maps a bit stale, don't fret because a DLC pack is already on its way.
'Steel Rain' boasts two new maps capable of supporting Killzone's 24 player limit. One is a junkyard featuring a grimy, industrial aesthetic and pounding rain - which hopefully matches the wonderful snowstorm effect - whereas the second is set in Johan Stahl's clean white facility. You can get your mitts on some screenshots here. Apparently, both maps will bring along a few new modes.
It's not exactly exciting - and I very much doubt these two maps couldn't have been included in the full release - but it is nonetheless important for fans who plan on gorging themselves on Killzone 3's multiplayer. A scattering of a few new maps is sure to freshen things up and ensure the game doesn't descend into tired, repetitive tactics. No release date was given, but I presume you can expect it soon. [Gametrailers]