Thursday, February 2, 2012

Iron Brigade First DLC Released Today

Rise of the Martian Bear is it's name and it came out today for 400 Microsoft Points, which is pretty low on the scale of the average DLC. Even though it's only 400 Microsoft Points it still packs a punch and seems to be full of content. Many people may have no idea what Iron Brigade is, specifically because it used to be called Trenched but when they released the game in Europe they changed the name to Iron Brigade for some reason. Trenched came out last June and I gave it a 8.5 out of 10. I really enjoyed it's hands on tower defense style of gameplay that was also filled with some rpg elements like loot, weapon stats and mech customization. It definitely isn't for everyone but it was easily one of the best XBLA games of 2011. Feel free to check out my full review of that here. Rise of the Martian Bear takes you and your mech carrier to the Mars to battle Vlad's newest creations. There will be eighty pieces of new loot to collect, four new defense missions, two survival missions and one new boss mission. The game and DLC are both made by the wonderful Double Fine Studios, creators of Psychonauts and many other fine games. I have two wonderful videos below to showcase the DLC and I do recommend the game to anyone who likes a good mix up of the Tower Defense formula with some mech action.

First off is this the general story trailer that shows a little gameplay but mostly highlights the whole reason why the mighty Iron Brigade is flying to the Mars. Also, the Martian Bear!

The second video is one from Gamespot that is an interview with Brad Muir, the Project Lead on Iron Brigade, that goes over the DLC and shows off quite a bit of gameplay. It is seven minutes long, which may be a bit too lengthy for many, but there is some interesting tidbits to be found.

That should be plenty enough information for anyone interested in the DLC. If you would like more, even though there isn't anything there, I do refer you to Double Fine's website which I will list below. Thanks for reading and I will be back with more tomorrow. 
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-Written by Sean Cargle


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