A whole buncha Split Second DLC announced

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


  • elpurplemonkey - October 14, 2010 3:51 a.m.

    @ Thornstein: Considering you can get Split/Second for $20-30, I'd suggest that. Try the demo on on Live of PSN.
  • wormytables - October 13, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    yes! have to say i'm pretty happy with deadline mode (having created it...)
  • omalley420 - October 13, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    Outside of F-Zero I simply cant get into these types of modern "arcade" racers with hot wheels cars and "xtreme" environments. While I dont need ultrarealism I dont seem to be able to quite get these mad max racers that pop up every now and then.
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  • deathrea - October 13, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    I'm with a lot of other people here. I really liked the demo, but just can't fit it in the current lineup I've got.
  • Repelstontista - October 13, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    If there wasn't so many games out I would consider buying this. My backlog of games is too long.
  • Cleanser247 - October 13, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Yes! More great DLC for a awesome game! Love Split Second, its so addicting : D By the way Mr. Antista, I absolutely loved your wiki edit reading over the Inception music in TalkRadar 122! I was laughing out loud, as I played it back over and over again many times! Also, Kermits Party Cruise song was fantastic. Keep up the extraordinary work on the show!
  • tturchan96 - October 13, 2010 1:51 a.m.

    Really enjoy the game, but the AI in the campaign felt so incredibly cheap I gave up on I think the 7th episode. I obviously gave up on online as well due to the fact I have no fast cars.
  • CaptainTrotski - October 13, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    Shit, I really want to play this game. I loved the demo, but I have no money.
  • elpurplemonkey - October 13, 2010 1:08 a.m.

    "it’s basically like driving around inside a giant weapon" Chris, that may be the best description of Split/Second that I've ever heard. I was happily surprised by this game. From the first race, it's just so much fun. Easily the most *oh shit* moments in a game this year. And yes, it is criminally underrated.

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