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Duke Nukem Forever DLC Coming This Fall

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Despite the reviews, 2K Games is churning out DLC for Duke Nukem Forever anyway.

Wednesday 2K Games revealed that a DLC pack is currently in the works for Duke Nukem Forever despite the lackluster reviews it received by critics and gamers alike. Called the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack, the add-on will land on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC this Fall.

According to the company, the DLC will include three new game modes and four new multiplayer maps containing brand new weapons. Here's the new content pack broken down in two parts:

New Game Modes:

  • Freeze Tag - provides some of the most fun team gameplay in Duke Nukem Forever.  Players cooperate to freeze and shatter their opponents in succession for huge point streaks and combos.
  • Hot Potato - see who can hold on to the babe the longest.
  • Hail to the King - play free-for-all Duke style.


New Maps:

  • 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.
  • Sandbox – 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.


2K Games said that the new DLC will be free to all First Access Club members who registered their FAC membership prior to the launch of Duke Nukem Forever (subject to availability). So far there's no word on how much it will cost those of us that are not in Duke's cool club.

"Excited?" the company teases. "Don’t want to wait to get your hands on these new modes and maps? You’re in luck. On Thursday, August 4th we’re going to be hosting Multiplayer Dukematches in our headquarters in Novato, California (about 30 minutes north of San Francisco). If you are over 17 and can make it to our office at either 4 PM or 6 PM, email 2KElizabeth@2KGames.com with the subject like "DNF Dukematch!" and include the following information: Full name, Age, Address, Top 2 forums you post on (and your username!), and What time you are available to play."

Those who are chosen for the event will receive an email early next week that tells when their particular Deathmatch will take place. In the meantime, here are a couple of new screenshots:

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    pocketdrummer , July 28, 2011 3:18 AM
    Oh, here we go again...
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    cuecuemore , July 28, 2011 3:33 AM
    I can't wait not to play this!
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    Anonymous , July 28, 2011 3:38 AM
    I laughed at the TF2 reference.
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    LuckyDucky7 , July 28, 2011 4:22 AM
    Well, there's Doom (Inferno, B/DFG), Team Fortress 2 (2forts1bridge, hats), Call of Duty (Call of Duke + n00b t00b), and probably others I missed.
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    Anonymous , July 28, 2011 4:22 AM
    come on you got to admit that is a fun game... that's what some millions say that bought this game... and the references to some games are hillarius too... Im tempted to buy this game already I dont care about reviews XD
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    JOSHSKORN , July 28, 2011 4:46 AM
    I'm really surprised the developer is wasting the efforts for DLC on this game because of the reviews. I purchased the game, pre-order and I was disappointed.
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    Trialsking , July 28, 2011 4:49 AM
    CuecuemoreI can't wait not to play this!

    +1000
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    alidan , July 28, 2011 5:26 AM
    makatitocome on you got to admit that is a fun game... that's what some millions say that bought this game... and the references to some games are hillarius too... Im tempted to buy this game already I dont care about reviews XD


    that it is, most reviews seamed to hate, just to hate, and didnt share the duke sense of humor to realy get into the game.

    its not gods gift to humans, but its still a fun game.
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    henydiah , July 28, 2011 6:16 AM
    i like play Duke ... and like babes :D 
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    fyasko , July 28, 2011 6:23 AM
    sooo... another game that costs 60$ + more money for DLC? the strategies of publishers and developers is wearing thin. they release a beta you have to pay for then make us pay for additional content that should be free or included. making people pay for additional maps to games is not cool. as long as people pay up game companies will do as they please. pirates are not wrong when companies continue to disrespect their clients.
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    cats_Paw , July 28, 2011 6:37 AM
    Havent played it. But for some reason i think its not even worth the time to download it :D .
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    pocketdrummer , July 28, 2011 7:06 AM
    I would say, "lets hope this DLC doesn't take as long as the game did", but I honestly don't care.

    Not only do I refuse to buy DLC on principle (I used to get it all for free or included in the retail, why pay for it now?), but the demo was terrible. This brainless action and humor worked in the 90s... not so much in 2011.
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    Benihana , July 28, 2011 7:16 AM
    Where's the DLC where Duke sucks dick? Oh wait. That was the base game...
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    cyb34 , July 28, 2011 8:51 AM
    Was fun back then but cmon... same gameplay and jokes are lame today.
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    NuclearShadow , July 28, 2011 9:10 AM
    I think this is a poor move a very poor one. Whether you like the game or not there is no question that the game has gotten very bad reviews.

    Metacritic gives it a average of 54 and the average gamer seems to agree with a score of 6.0 http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/duke-nukem-forever

    The DLC sales are going to be poor and even worse is going to split the community that actually plays it online up. That is not what a game needs when its already thought off by the majority to be so poor.

    What they should have done in my opinion is made the DLC free and on the DLC release day do a price slash on DNF to try to get a few more sales. Get popular game reviewers to play the new modes early and hope they give it a good review while also telling them that there will be a price drop that way they mention it in the review and hopefully say the game is worth X amount especially because of the new free content.

    But that is just my opinion.
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    alidan , July 28, 2011 9:15 AM
    cyb34Was fun back then but cmon... same gameplay and jokes are lame today.


    play the old games, and tell me they arent fun now.

    i HOPE serious sam 3 is more like first and second encounter, LOVED those games and still play them
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    sonofliberty08 , July 28, 2011 12:50 PM
    i wanna try it even the review was not good , it brings back memories ...... looks like is time to kill :D 
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    leper84 , July 28, 2011 1:06 PM
    Buying DLC is supporting lazy developers. Im personally sick of games with 4 hour campaign modes charging 33% of the original purchase price for gimmicky junk that should have been included into the game to begin with. I only wish people would boycott this stuff so we get games as complete and thought out as say half life, instead of stuff like crysis 2 or cod where half the people dont even know there is a sp campaign and buy any DLC they're offered like a bunch of zombies only cause they dont realize how much theyve been cheated in the first place.
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    Anonymous , July 28, 2011 3:18 PM
    "Give him a minigun and he’ll beat off all comers."

    Duke don't beat off nobody!!!
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    iNiNe5 , July 28, 2011 3:28 PM
    Tried the demo on PS3, and was no longer amused by the content. Reminded me too much of WWE wrestling.
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