It's one of the biggest PlayStation 3 exclusives so far, so it's not exactly surprising to see the level of excitement associated with the upcoming downloadable content.
First, the good news: it has been confirmed that the map pack, known as Steel & Titanium , now has a confirmed release date of April 30. We don't have a price just yet, but it's enough to know we'll get these great new maps before the month is out. Now, the bad news: according to the latest edition of Game Informer, Guerilla has confirmed that, despite any rumors you may have heard, co-op gameplay won't be included in the impending DLC. Said Guerilla Co-founder and Managing Director, Hermen Hulst:
"We looked at all the different flavors of co-op early on, but decided our first priority would have to be the single-player experience and the multiplayer. Rather than just tack on co-op, it would have to be integrated and done to a similar standard as the single and multiplayer. Having looked at it again now. I do not think we would want to add it as DLC."
Bah. Oh well. We also saw the rumor that new vehicles might be featured in the first batch of downloadable content, but as we haven't heard anything new on that, either, we have to assume the Steel & Titanium description is complete. There's nothing wrong with new maps, of course, but the fans may want something a bit more significant as time wears on. None of this stops KZ2 from being the masterpiece it is, though.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2