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Prep For 'Steel Rain', First Killzone 3 DLC Revealed

Felix Kemp
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Prep For 'Steel Rain', First Killzone 3 DLC Revealed

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]

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Jerec  Feb. 25, 2011 at 13:13

Great! Lets pay for something that should of been in the full game to begin with! Woo! Yeah!

Releasing DLC as the game bloody launches is a blatant slap in the face, its almost admitting "We should of put this in the full game but thought better of it as we can make a ton more $$$ this way"! At least pretend to have your team slaving over it and give it a month!

Gunn  Feb. 25, 2011 at 13:38

You could be right or perhaps when a game is set for release it needs to be stopped at a point, now perhaps this code was almost complete but not ready to go, now in the pre DLC days this code would just be dropped out of the game totally and probably feature in the next game, so I'm looking on the positive in that its content you might not have had a chance to get and after all its DLC you don't have to pay for it.

Jonathan Lester  Feb. 25, 2011 at 15:13

It's possible that this content was still in development when Killzone 3 "went gold," meaning that an extra few weeks were required to finish it while the main product was being physically manufactured.

But in this case, I don't buy it. In any sense of the phrase.


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