First Brutal Legend DLC Free On PS3

The age of downloadable content dawns in Brutal Legend next month, when the Tears of the Hextadon map pack goes on sale for 400 Microsoft points — or completely free for PlayStation 3 owners.

The Tears of the Hextadon map pack consists of two new maps for Brutal Legend's completely non-real-time strategy online multiplayer mode. The Circle of Tears map is completely surrounded by water, while the Death's Fjord map takes place in an icy mountain path, where players must brave wide open spaces in order to reach the fan geysers needed to generate units.

Double fine's Tim Schafer explains the map names.

"I play Brütal Legend online every night," said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. "And I need more maps! Circle of Tears is named after the crying of my vanquished foes on the battlefield, and Death's Fjord is obviously a tribute to my Nordic ancestors, and their love of fan geysers and… Well, actually I just thought the name was cool. See you online!"

He doesn't explain, however, why the PlayStation 3 version of the downloadable content is free from the November 5 release until November 19, while the Xbox 360 pack costs 400 Microsoft points as soon as it hits Xbox Live on November 3. Perhaps EA is trying to drum up more PS3 business? We've contacted EA about the reasoning and will update as soon as we hear back.


Comments

    Awesome, its not like we pay a subscription fee or anything... Oh wait!

    400 points... for 2 maps? Seriously?

    I'll probably end up getting this due to my love for Brutal Legend... but this is rubbish.

    RAGE!!!!

    This is BS!! I hate M$ now... they don't let anything get out for free... Even if the developer want it to happen, M$ wont...

    I love Brutal Legend, but I refuse to get it out of sheer hate for M$!!!

    Awesome :) will grab it ASAP even though I'm still just doing the single player.

    sweet! nice work sony ;)
    what are you guys paying an annual fee for??? LOL
    it seems lately that m$ are starting to make sony look like angels in comparison.

    This really is a rubbish lot of DLC. Of course, if I had the PS3 version of the game I'd download it in a second, even though I barely touch the multiplayer. However, 400 points for 2 maps is just crap. Give me additional single-player content, on the other hand, and I'd spend 400 points, even if the PS3 version of the content was free.

    Am I the only one disappointed that its only multiplayer maps? Out of all the MP games I've played in recent years I found brutal legend's to be the most boring (but then I hated the stage battles in the game too).

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