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More Boats, Events, And Maps Coming To Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Developer Vector Unit announces the "Tempest Pack" DLC, which looks to add a bunch of new and fun content.

More boats, skins, achievements, events, and maps are coming to Hydro Thunder Hurricane later this October. Game creator Vector Unit has announced the Tempest Pack, the game's first chunk of DLC, which it hopes will serve to ratchet up the amount of insanity already present in the frantic, boost-filled Xbox Live Arcade racer. But if anything, though, it'll add a lot more to do in the game. 

Above all, Tempest will add a total three new tracks: a volcanic version of the fabled sunken city of Atlantis, the "hurricane-whipped waters" of the Bermuda Triangle, and Castle Von Boom, a "medieval course packed with exploding barrels and interactive cannons." These new levels and their curious obstacles and promise of "chaos and destruction," as creative director Matt Small explains it in a short statement, are what gives the DLC pack its name.  
 


Tempest, in addition to levels, will also add two all-new Expert-class boats, the Whiplash and the flat-bottomed Psyclone, as well as six supercharged Novice and Pro-level boats based on models already present in the core game. But even weaker baby-boats will receive something fresh--or a new coat of paint, in this case. The Tempest Pack will add new unlockable skins for every single boat.

And as if all that wasn't enough for a traditional DLC pack, three new Championships are being added, as well as new Ring Master and Courses for all the new levels.

The pricing of Tempest and release date isn't TBD, but Vector Unit appears to be holding on to the details. According to the press release, these vital bits of info will be "announced at a later date."  
   


  
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Posted by BradNicholson

More boats, skins, achievements, events, and maps are coming to Hydro Thunder Hurricane later this October. Game creator Vector Unit has announced the Tempest Pack, the game's first chunk of DLC, which it hopes will serve to ratchet up the amount of insanity already present in the frantic, boost-filled Xbox Live Arcade racer. But if anything, though, it'll add a lot more to do in the game. 

Above all, Tempest will add a total three new tracks: a volcanic version of the fabled sunken city of Atlantis, the "hurricane-whipped waters" of the Bermuda Triangle, and Castle Von Boom, a "medieval course packed with exploding barrels and interactive cannons." These new levels and their curious obstacles and promise of "chaos and destruction," as creative director Matt Small explains it in a short statement, are what gives the DLC pack its name.  
 


Tempest, in addition to levels, will also add two all-new Expert-class boats, the Whiplash and the flat-bottomed Psyclone, as well as six supercharged Novice and Pro-level boats based on models already present in the core game. But even weaker baby-boats will receive something fresh--or a new coat of paint, in this case. The Tempest Pack will add new unlockable skins for every single boat.

And as if all that wasn't enough for a traditional DLC pack, three new Championships are being added, as well as new Ring Master and Courses for all the new levels.

The pricing of Tempest and release date isn't TBD, but Vector Unit appears to be holding on to the details. According to the press release, these vital bits of info will be "announced at a later date."  
   


  
Posted by zitosilva

Cool, this game needs more maps.

Posted by TheMasterDS

400 microsoft points and I bite. I loved me some Hydro Thunder.

Posted by Zidd

Awesome content for an awesome game. Hopefully this keeps players online.

Posted by heatDrive88

While I thought the game overall was pretty fun and what not, I pretty much stopped playing when I had to do those Expert Ringmaster races. They are simply way, way too hard, I think the only one I could get 1st place in was the very first track, and I couldn't even finish off the Singleplayer Championships because of these Ring Challenges.
Posted by Mystyr_E

don't think I ever touched the game after I bought it. Just did it to get the free 1200 since I was getting the other 4

Posted by Diamond

Got this press release myself.  Very happy that they're making the lower class boats be competitive with Rad Hazard, beyond the new tracks, this should breathe new life into the game.

Posted by Raymayne

Thank God.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Awesome, those tracks are in the exact direction i want em, i love the fantasy ones the most, they look great.

Posted by snetErz

I want to see Armed Response, and then I will be super happy.

Posted by agentboolen

I'm down with 3 more tracks, I just hope they don't over price this DLC.  The cheaper the better, that way more people will buy it.

Posted by GrandMarshal

YOUR CRAZY!!! 400 points and im in

Posted by tskunk

This is a surprisingly entertaining game, and for 400 points, well worth it IMO.

Posted by captain_clayman

nice 
 
i wanna try out this game.

Posted by EveretteScott
@kortex: really....
Posted by kortex
@EveretteScott:  :)
Posted by Ice_Cold_Rayman

More tracks and boats would do well to flesh the game out, but I always thought 1200 for it was a little steep. I'll get it once it goes down to 800, as it is a great game.

Posted by Jost1

It may be new content but is it fun? Can you GUARANTEE its fun-ness? 

Posted by fox01313

I'd rather have in the original game on the XBLA to have more maps or even just reversing the track directions instead of the two hideous events of dodging explosive barrels & not dodging the stupid rings.

Posted by Gugi9000

So a bad knock-off of Rapid Racer? 

Posted by JohnZimmerman

hydro thunder was good, but i don't think i will be buying the dlc.