One of the shortcomings of the multiplayer portion of Double Fine’s inspired ode to heavy metal, Brutal Legend (check out my review to find just how inspired), was its limited number of maps and modes. While I can’t tell you when you might be able to engage in something other than straight up skirmishes, I can tell you that new maps are on the way, and they’re coming very soon.
Electronic Arts announced today that it will be releasing the "Tears of the Hextadon" map pack on Xbox Live on Nov. 3 for 400 Microsoft Points. The pack will be released on PlayStation Network on Nov. 5 where it will be free until Nov. 19. After that, it will cost $4.99 (Not entirely sure why the pack will be free for a short period on the PS3, but I just poked EA about it, so I’ll let you know what I find out.).
The pack contains two maps, Circle of Tears and Death’s Fjord, and here are their official descriptions:
"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."
New maps AND a free Ormagöden-powered axe?! DECAPITATIOOOOOOON!!!! (That’s how I say, “Quite fine, indeed” now.)
How are people feeling about Brutal Legend’s multiplayer a few weeks in? Still having fun, or is it starting to wear thin?