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UTIII Free Titan Pack adds Trophies, Split-screen and more

Submitted by on Thursday, 19 February 20095 Comments

This is for having a ridiculously sized gun!Unreal Tournament III is a strange beast.

Created by Epic Games, a studio lauded and more famous for a certain other popular FPS at the moment, UTIII ticks a lot of boxes.

The series has a sound legacy of online fragging, was released first on the PS3 and is apparently graphically superior to Gears (if you believe Mark Rein, VP of Epic – and who are we to argue with him?). All this and still it is viewed somewhat as a pariah in the gaming community.

Might this be changing with the introduction of a new Titan pack? Read on space-cadets!

Shadowed by such games as Halo 3, Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare and the aforementioned Gears (and soon to be completely eclipsed by Killzone 2), it’s fair to say that if UTIII was to receive a report card, it would simply state: “Shows potential. Could try harder.”

Well, try harder they did as Epic have now announced what the new (and free) bonus pack for UTIII on the PS3 (and PC) will contain. Entitled the “Titan Pack” and hitting on March 5th, you’ll find the following awaiting after you download.

  • 16 environments – four Warfare, three vCTF, six Deathmatch, and three CTF maps – that are new to the PC and PS3 versions
  • Three bonus pack maps, CTF-Face, CTF-Searchlight and DM-Morbias
  • The namesake Titan mutator, which lets players overwhelm opponents as a 15 foot tall titan, or crush them as a 30 foot tall Behemoth
  • Greed and Betrayal,  two gametypes that breed new-found fervor throughout the competitive UT3 arena
  • Two powerful weapons, the Stinger Turret and Eradicator Cannon artillery
  • Two valuable deployables, the X-Ray Field and Link Station
  • The Slow Field power-up, a portable version of the Slow Field deployable
  • Stealthbender, a new vehicle that carries two spidermine trap deployables, one EMP mine, and one each of the new Link Station and X-Ray Field deployables
  • Two new characters, Nova and Kana
  • 57 awards attainable as Steam Achievements and PS3 Trophies
  • Broad improvements for PC and PS3: Significant AI enhancements, especially in vehicle gametypes; networking performance upgrades; greatly improved menu flow and UI usability; better mod support
  • Client-side demo recording, highly improved Server Browser, a new maplist system, plus mid-game mutator and gametype voting functionality for PC
  • High demand PS3 features including PS3 Trophy support, two-player split-screen support, and mod browsing

Check out the full article over at Planet Unreal for more details including the tantalisingly named “Stealthbender” vehicle. Other enhancements include AI tweaks, better networking robustness, mod support and, as you can see from the above, 57 PS3 trophies and split-screen support will now be available.

Considering you can pick up Unreal Tournament III now for about €20/£15/$25, does the new update make the game even more appealing?

Let us know below.