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 fall. It's free for First Access Club members who registered before the game launched.