Continuing the tradition of mocking games to which it is largely inferior, Duke Nukem Forever‘s first downloadable add-on will introduce four new multiplayer maps, four new weapons and three new gameplay modes.
Let’s take a look at what “Hail to the Icons” is all about.
Call of Duke â€“ Duke engages in modern combat in a war-torn city. Foes don’t stand a chance against the Duke when he spams the map with the N00b T00b.
Sandpit â€“ Players take the role of mini-Duke in a giant sandbox with two bases at either end made out of children’s toys. This map features Sticky Bombs.
Inferno â€“ Time machine engage! Duke does combat in a hellish landscape of lava and teleporters. Who turned on the 16-bit graphics, and more importantly, where did this DFG come from?
2Forts1Bridge â€“ Hats? Duke doesn’t need no stinking hats. Give him a minigun and he’ll beat off all comers.
Heh. “Beat off”. I get it. What I don’t quite get is what game Sandpit might be parodying. Suggestions? (Some commenters are suggesting Halo…)
In addition to those new maps and weapons, Duke Nukem Forever brings Freeze Tag, a cooperative mode that asks players to “freeze and shatter their opponents in succession for huge point streaks and combos”; Hot Potato, a spin on Capture The Babe; and Hail to the King, DNF‘s free-for-all mode.
Hail to the Icons comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC this Australian spring. It’s free for First Access Club members who registered before the game launched.