Duke Nukem Forever Lives On To Parody Call Of Duty, Team Fortress

We're not done with Duke Nukem Forever. Gearbox Software has revealed the "Hail to the Icons Parody Pack", an add-on for the recently released Duke Nukem game, downloadable content that takes a few shots at games like Doom, Call of Duty and Team Fortress 2.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

New Duke Nukem Forever Content Coming This Fall! [Gearbox]


    Sandpit sounds like a parody of Bloodgulch.

    I find it odd how people associate Duke Nukem with game parodies. There was like, what, one Doom reference in Duke 3D? There was also a Star Wars parody, how come nobody brings that up?

      Dont forget Indiana Jones and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

      There are a few more but i cant remember what they were.

        Terminator reference with an endoskeleton in a crusher in an episode 3 map.

          Star Trek with Duke comments on the unflushed space toilet: "Hmm, the Captain's Log!"

    And will this DLC include the much needed patch?

      Patch? Why would you need to change such a masterpiece? You can't improve on perfection.

    Sandpit could be from HL2's sandtraps

    I'd guess Sandpit is 'parodying' that Halo 3 map.

    Is Sandpit another reference to TF2? They do mention sticky bombs, and Sandpit could be a reference to map names Gravel Pit and Dustbowl, maybe?

    Just let it die already.

      Would you prefer Devs just stop supporting their games if they don't get record high sales?

        I think what gibb is saying is that the talented devs at Gearbox would be better off spending their time on a game that isn't hot, wet garbage.

          ...especially when "hilarious parodies" of more enjoyable video games are the sum-total of their efforts.

          DLC is not always created by the original developer. For example, Borderlands' fourth add-on (Claptrap's New Robot Revolution) was developed by Darkside Games.

          Hopefully this means Gearbox are feverishly working on Aliens: Colonial Marines right now instead.

    Cock and balls mini gun.

      Haven't realized till I saw your post. Absolutely pissed myself laughing! You win 10 internet points, thanks!

    They should have made a map called "Glass House", and given Duke a thrown weapon called "stones".

    It's pretty bad, when you're so unsure of yourself, that you feel the need to insert the word 'parody' in the name of the product.

    PS: MM, you win the internet for "Continuing the tradition of mocking games to which it is largely inferior..."

      I think it's more to point out that it is intended parody otherwise you'll get idiotic fanboys claiming it's "stealing" ideas from their favourite games.

    DNF is in no position to parody other games.
    Perhaps they should have a game mode:- I waited 15 years for this?

    I played about 6 Hours of Duke Forever when it was new.

    Didn't finish. Was just at a boring, horrible looking driving around the desert part. Went back to play some more the other day.

    Geez it was horrible. I did enjoy some parts, but there is so much padding of horrible looking boringness.

    MP, I played a little but eh, graphics are horrible, why bother? If they had a patch to make things look crisp, maybe....

    So they're using other gaming franchises success to market their own?

    "Hot Potato, a spin on Capture The Babe"

    So what, does the babe have an STD or something in Hot Potato?

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