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Brütal DLC Coming Novemmmberrrr!! 27 Oct, 2009, 15:25 / 7 comments

It's been rumoured and teased for a while, but now we have confirmation: new downloadable content for Brütal Legend is coming, and it's coming November 3rd to both Xbox Live and PSN. Xbox Live owners seem to be getting slightly screwed however, as it will cost 400 MS points, whereas on PSN it'll be free until November 19th, when it becomes £3.99.
The Brütal Legend Tears of the Hextadon map pack expands the Brütal Legend Stage Battle multiplayer experience with two new multiplayer maps. In the first map, Circle of Tears, vile waters have carved a rough-hewn circular battlefield into a forsaken land that players must circumvent to destroy their opponent. In the second map, Death's Fjord, players find themselves on an icy mountain pass with a dense cluster of fans that lie below, waiting to be harvested by those brave enough to capture them without cover from enemy attack. All players who download the new map pack will receive a free axe, the Blade of Ormagöden.

“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!
Anyone got any good Heavy Metal-based puns on 'November'?

Comments

  • GodzillaX8 on 27 Oct, 2009, 19:22…
    I'm glad I bought for PS3 instead of 360 now.
  • elTee on 27 Oct, 2009, 16:02…
    This is cool, great news. I'd love to see them introduce an online race mode, but that's probably not going to happen.
  • SurplusGamer on 27 Oct, 2009, 16:01…
    Nooo, not good news! Don't do even more to split up the online user base! I have trouble finding a game already online without some people having DLC which I will not be buying because it doesn't seem worth my money.
  • elTee on 27 Oct, 2009, 16:07…
    I don't know, I think there's going to be a core group of people who'll really enjoy the online mode, and giving them more options is a great way to extend interest in the game. The multiplayer certainly favours players who've completed the single-player game, and people who pick it up for that reason will be able to dip in and out of playing online with everyone else and then pick up the DLC if they enjoy it.
  • Jeo on 27 Oct, 2009, 15:52…
    Yeah! I hope they have even more cool things in store!

    I wonder why the PS3 owners are getting the free stuff, though. They're the ones getting screwed usually.
  • The Tingler on 27 Oct, 2009, 16:20…
    This was almost certainly Microsoft insisting on it, like Left 4 Dead's recent DLC - which was free on PC, but not on 360.
  • Kroms on 27 Oct, 2009, 18:44…
    It could also be incentive for more PS3 owners to pick up the game, since sales have shown that its selling better on 360.

    There's dozens of probable reasons, really.