It breaks my heart that the world didn’t latch on to Split/Second with the affection that I did. I’m not sure why more wheelmen didn’t jump at the chance to wreck cars on cinematic tracks ripped from Michael Bay’s brain, but it seems like it fared just as well as Blur back in May, so it shouldn’t hurt either game’s feelings. Maybe people don’t want to play racing games in the summer, not matter how fun?
Well, those of you who know of Split/Second’s greatness should be thrilled to know that you’ve at least got some more coming at you in the form of DLC. Today’s Survival of the Rock pack ($4.99 PSN / 400 MSpts) comes with the all new Minepit Park track and the Survival Race mode, which adds a finite lap count to your defensive battle against a big rig truck that throws explosive barrels at you both online and off.
If a single track sounds non too grand to you, that’s because you’re thinking of them as static Gran Turismo environments, and not like the cinematic crash courses they are. Each is chock full of defensive shortcuts, and explosive exploits, it’s basically like driving around inside a giant weapon.
If that ain’t enough, Black Rock’s also sent details about two more upcoming packs:
The Deadline Pack | October 19th | $4.99 PSN / 400 MSpts
- Deadline Mode - Players can now drift and pick up items that freeze a ticking countdown clock.
- Four new vehicles
Quarry Onslaught Pack | November 2nd | $9.99 / 800 MSpts
- An all new Quarry track with new Power Plays, playable with Race, Elimination , Detonator and Air Strike/Revenge modes
- Onslaught Mode - Dodge waves of Missles online and off. (Sounds like Air Strike with added multiplayer?) Playable on nine tracks.
The DLC may not make a lot of sense until you play the game, but it’s all pretty damned cheap and substantial to boot. Considering that you can get the game now for around $30, you could also get ALL the DLC for less than the cost of a new game... Not bad, says the biased fanboy!
Oct 12, 2010
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