I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
It feels like ages since I booted up some Trenched… er, Iron Brigade. And in the back of my mind I’d always hoped there would be DLC… and now there finally is. Time to get suited up once again… and get your ass to Mars!
It’s suprising that in the normal course of dialogue the phrase “Get your Ass to Mars” comes up so frequently. More frequently, at least, than other popular phrases like “Stupid, you so stupid!” OR “dishes are done, man” OR “Eye… war ship … satin?“. [Are any of these movie quotes doing anything for you?]
Anyhow… the DLC is entitled Rise of the Martian Bear. While no price is been mentioned (personal guess: $10), Double Fine, maker of other quality games such as Psychonauts and Costume Quest, boast the following for RotMB:
Unlock over 80 new pieces of loot to battle the Tubes in 4 defense missions, 2 survival missions, and an all new Boss mission!
Feast your eyes, dust off your mech, and get ready: