First Bulletstorm DLC pack announced

Bulletstorm is now on shelves in the US, and if you haven't read our review, then consider this sentence the equivalent of Christian Bale dancing up and down your street singing, "Read all about it! The brick-shittingest new IP of 2011 reviewed!"

But not content with today's mere outpouring of critical praise, EA, Epic and People Can Fly have stolen a few more headlines by announcing the first paid DLC for the game, called the 'Gun Sonata pack.' The add-on will contain three new maps for Anarchy mode, and two for Echo mode. It'll release this spring for 800 Microsoft points on XBL and $9.99 on PSN.

"From the wretched Sewers of Stygia to the dilapidated ruins of Hotel Elysium and the open spaces of Villa, the Gun Sonata Anarchy maps provide even more settings for players to work together in order to pull off fantastic team skillshots," said EA.

On the Echo mode side of things, the pack will include Crash Site, "where Final Echo soldiers must deal with the ramifications of their crashed ship," and Guns of Stygia, "in which a captive commando escapes from an enemy prison."

There's no word yet on a PC release for the DLC.

Feb 22, 2011


  • jackthemenace - February 25, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    Why does everyone care so badly? It's not like they're FORCING you to but the new maps, and it's not like they're REQUIRED to complete the game. Personally, i've never bothered buying map packs unless they're free, because they just don't interest me. I hardly bother with online in most games, preferring the main campaign mode, So if they were to release new content for the campaign like, as gameguy said, new weapons etc. then i'd be more than happy to. Bottom line- it's optional. Get over it.
  • UnfitParrot - February 23, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    @midgetman377 Maybe because it hasn't been finished yet? And why should they give something to people for FREE when it costs money to make? If they want to give away DLC for free thats awesome and they gain respect, but if they don't i'm not going to hate them for what businesses do!
  • Midgetman377 - February 23, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    @REIGNx777 Whats stopping them from including a code with all of the preorders and first day sales to download these? And before you say that it isn't out yet, why couldn't they allow free downloads to everyone who played it before a certain date? Anyway, this isn't going to affect me much. I don't have internet access for my PS3 to download these. Even if I could download them, I wouldn't have much use for them seeing as how I can't play online anyway.
  • Gameguy94 - February 23, 2011 3:19 a.m.

    I would rather have extra weapons and a new game mode bu those might come with time.
  • REIGNx777 - February 23, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    I find it funny how ignorant most of you are, while still trying to sound like you know what you're talking about. So let me break it down for you. There's this thing in the game industry called "going gold." It's when the final build of the game is shipped off to the presses so the game can be made and distributed in time for the release date. This usually happens a few weeks to a month before the game is released. A simple google search shows that Bulletstorm went gold on Feb. 1st. Therefore, the team that worked on the game can do one of two things 1) Sit around and do nothing. or 2) Work on DLC for Bulletstorm, or begin work on their next project. Of course, they chose to do the latter, as it makes much more sense than doing nothing. Sad thing is that most gamers are such whining children that that think that any content that was created between the time of going gold and the release date should be on the disc (which is obviously impossible). I find it funny how people still haven't realized how the production cycle of a game release works, since this happens all the time. tl:dr, before you whine like a privileged trust fund baby, you might want to actually figure out why this happens (but you probably won't, because you'd rather whine instead).
  • Turboash - February 22, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Why include it in the game when people will pay for it separately!?! Genius! /sarcasm
  • DontMessWithMeImRunningOutOfPlacesToHideTheBodies - February 22, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    5 maps release around April May $10 bucks is okay, unlike MVC3 with it's 9 levels no real alt costumes and bare bones modes. Plus Epic knows how to do DLC.
  • oryandymackie - February 22, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Why is this practice even legal? Announcing DLC which the developers could have easily implemented into the game is a gigantic dick move on the part of Epic. This really, really gets on my nerves.
  • AlpineGuy - February 22, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    I know Bulletstorm is a good game and all, but seriously, when DLC is announced for a game that WAS JUST RELEASED A COUPLE HOURS AGO, it just screams, "Should've been on the disc!"
  • g4m3rk1dd - February 22, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    ill just wait for the game of the year edition... i was seriously going to go out and buy this day until i read this rather just wait
  • CancerMan - February 22, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    If Amazon and Bing hurry up and give me my digital dollars I'll definitely be picking up Bulletstorm (but they won't, sad face).
  • Fiirestorm21 - February 22, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    nat130, it's coming out in a few months, not right away, so it's not exactly finished. Unless you wanted the entire game to be delayed for the sole purpose of having these included, especially when it obviously is worth the money as it is.
  • Fiirestorm21 - February 22, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    "There's no word yet on a PC release for the DLC." Of course not.
  • nat130 - February 22, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    Seriously? This is shocking. It's just being released and they're already announcing DLC? That's like saying; "yeah here's some of the game, btw the other bit is coming out in a month or so for £10...". DLC should be used to extend a game's life AFTER it's been out for a while... If they've managed to build a DLC set already, it just shows they're money grabbing... No excuse as to why this couldn't have been put on-disc....
  • SpikroddNG - February 22, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    FIRST Getting the game today, despite having next to no money to my name. THAT'S HOW MUCH I WANT THIS GAME.

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