After a relative drought in DLC-land, this week has several
developers announcing fresh, new downloadable content for their top tier game
First up, Codemasters have released the first DLC pack for
Operation Flashpoint: Red River. The Valley of Death pack is available now from
the New Zealand PlayStation Store; Xbox 360 and PC players will have to wait
until Thursday to download it.
The Valley of Death pack features eight new fireteam
missions that are playable either solo or online, four-player co-op. The DLC
features new locales such at a Soviet manufacturing town and a riverside
mud-brick village. Check out the trailer here.
Next up is Bethesda with the first DLC for their shooter,
Agents of Change.
Agents of Change will be available in July and will be free
for two weeks on Xbox Live, PSN and Steam. The DLC will feature two new maps,
five new player abilities, new outfits and new weapon attachments.
A patch for the PC version of Brink is now available delivering
netcode optimisations, improved AI and weapon balance tweaks. The update for
the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be rolled alongside the release of Agents
Finally, Xbox 360 owners should circle Thursday in their
diaries as that is when Activision are releasing the third DLC map pack for
Call of Duty: Black Ops. As usual, Call of Duty:
Black Ops Annihilation will be available first for the Xbox 360.
PlayStation 3 and PC players will have to wait until a later date to get their
hands on it.
The Annihilation DLC map pack features four new multiplayer
maps: Hangar 18, Hazard, Drive-In and Silo as well as a new co-operative jungle
themed zombie map called Shangri La. Shangri La promises to give Call of Duty
fans the opportunity the play in the most interactive environment yet; with
mine carts to ride and water flumes to slide down, all whilst taking pot shots
at the undead, this may be the best zombie map of the series.